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Recent Changes to Google Settings for Third-Party Apps like CollegeVine

ACTION REQUIRED: Update CollegeVine App Settings in Google Admin by October 23, 2023

For enhanced student data protection, Google is set to limit access for users under 18 to third-party apps like Coll …

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Chancing Changes Due to Affirmative Action Ruling

Because the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions on June 29th, we recently updated our chancing algorithm so that the impact of your ethnicity is greatly reduced. As a result, your chan …

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Applying Early Decision (ED) Financial Aid

Let's say I ED to Duke University, and the cost before scholarship/aid is $80k/yr. Now, let's pretend I get accepted, with a financial aid package of $20k/yr and a merit scholarship of $10k/yr, with a …

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Organization Name on common app

I have obtained the black belt certificate issued by the World Taekwondo Association. Whether I should fill in the name of my Taekwondo school or the World Taekwondo Association for the Organization N …

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How to read a book?

I'm not good at English. I need to read an English book to improve my English skills.

I always translate all the words I don't know, but it takes too long and is boring. So, I want to know how to read …

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What can I do during this summer to get into a top internship in the next summer?

I am currently a rising sophomore interested in law, economics, and international relations. I am aware that summer internships and research programs are integral in demonstrating passion for college …

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2 days ago
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Do colleges care about you taking the AP class, or just about the score?

My schedule will be very full, and I already have a significant number of AP and honors classes. However, there are a couple of AP language exams I was considering on taking due to the fact I have flu …

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Common app essay

Hi, Im a rising senior starting to plan for my college essays. Im struggling on which topic I should write about and whether or not it's intriguing enough for a college advisor. These are the topics I …

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2 days ago
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rec letters

my mock trial mentor from a top law firm went to Princeton. I was wondering if getting a letter of rec from my mentor would improve my chances.

Thanks

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2 days ago
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guys how long should my conclusion/reflection be in my personal statement?

so for my common app essay i picked the prompt about a realization that sparked a period of personal growth and stuff. my essay is kind of a gradient from the event, that led to a realization, that le …

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3 days ago
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Is Google UX certificate good in college admission if I want to do a major relate to UX?

You will learn many skills and projects in the program. After the program, you will have a resume with projects that demonstrate your skill. You will only earn the certificate when your score higher t …

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3 days ago
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Would graduating early or on-track be more beneficial for admissions?

I'm not sure how much of a difference it would make, but as I have a lot of extra credits and am advanced for where I need to be, I have the option to graduate one year early (in my junior year). I ha …

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4 days ago
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high school grades

Hey planning to major in History and applying to Ivy League + T20

the concern I have is that my math grades are too low.

I have maintained a 98+ in all my history classes with a 100 in AP world

95+ in al …

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4 days ago
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What am I doing in AP Physics 1

I'm talking AP Physics 1 class for junior year.

What am i doing in there and what I need to prepare for it?

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4 days ago
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What's questbridge national college match average GPA?

For context, mine's a 3.69 so it's on the low side but I have reasons for it, mainly being more focused on extracurriculars and internships. I'm pretty sure my extracurriculars are strong, mainly beca …

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4 days ago
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What is the best starting point for my college admissions?

As a junior going on senior in high school, I've began the process of applying to schools. My current grades consist of mainly High As and Bs, and rarely any Cs. There was a problem with my gradebook …

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4 days ago
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On level English class and adv pre-calc

What am i doing in English 3 class and adv pre-calculus class?

What do i need to prepare for them?

Please let me know correctly.

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are my stats good for a rising freshman?

So, I'm a rising freshman (as you can see in the title) and I've done well on academics my entire life. My average has never gone below a 96 and I've been on honor roll since first grade. I'm a fully …

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4 days ago
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What do I put down?

I came from bold a couple of weeks ago and I was wondering under intended major what do I put if I want to put cosmetology. Like being a nail tech?? Which category do I fall into??

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Am I taking grades to hard?

Hi I'm Ian and I'm going to be a Senior in high school next year.

My Asian parents have recently been stressing me out tons because I received 2 b+ in 8th grade grades and they show up on the transcrip …

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Can I get into UConn with a 3.6 gpa

I’m going to be a Senior in the fall and I plan on applying to UConn. Will these stats give me a chance of getting in? I should also note I have a 504 plan (idk if that would help my chances)

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5 days ago
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Any advice on time management l?

I have a hard time managing my time, and I really don't want that to affect me this upcoming school year. This is because in 2023 - 2024, my grades sunk in 4th quarter because I wasn't able to manage …

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