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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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Not doing well in 1 subject, should my son drop to a lower class?

My son is in 9th grade and is not doing well in honors biology. It’s around a 75 average. He has 2 other honor classes and everything else he’s at 95 is. Should he drop to regular biology? The teac …

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4 hours ago
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Alternative to Dear Sir / Madam when you don't know the recipient

Hi all,

I've heard that it's bad form to start a letter with "Dear Sir / Madam". In job searching, I can use "Dear Human Resource Manager", or the name of the person if I know it.

But for college applic …

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7 hours ago
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Will I get into TAMU as a transfer?

Transferring from Texas State. 3.8 GPA, just finished fall semester of sophomore year. Was part of the Financial Management association and Student Economics Association.

Also have done an internship w …

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8 hours ago
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On a waitlist to the only university I applied to and I need advice on what to do.

I’m currently enrolled at a community college and finishing my requirements for a degree for transfer. I originally planned to apply to more universities but my mom said it’s not a good idea if my hea …

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10 hours ago
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I got caught cheating today... Am I done for?

I accidentally cheated on my Spanish unit exam today because I misunderstood the teacher and received a 0 on the exam. I know that top tier schools heavily frown upon cheating. I fear this 0 is also g …

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Competitions vs initiatives

I'm interested in writing and I think it will be one of my main extracurriculars in high school. I was having trouble choosing between entering writing competitions or starting my own blog as a writin …

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2 days ago
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How to wtite the best myself essay for scholarship?

I am GED graduate student and I am trying to attend university. Unfortunately, my father cannot support when

I am GED graduate student and I am trying to attend university. Unfortunately, my father can …

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2 days ago
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Accounting: Hofstra or St. John’s (NY)?

Stuck between the two, both include the CPA track program and are AACSB accredited but having trouble deciding which one opens up a better opportunity for a future job with good pay coming out of coll …

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3 days ago
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How can I fix my gpa?

Hi! So I have recently found out I have a 3.25 unweighted gpa, and I’m in second semester of 10th grade what can I do to bring my gpa up and what type of classes should I take junior year rather than …

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3 days ago
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Penn State

How competitive is Penn State Smeal College of Business to get into for Undergrad?

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3 days ago
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Class Rank Update

Since I reported it on my applications, my class rank has changed from 15/400 to 10/400. Is it worth emailing colleges to inform them of this change, or will it not affect my admissions decision?

Thank …

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4 days ago
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Do colleges answer?

Hi, everybody! Do colleges answer when I click on messege and write a message to them beacause I have sent a message to a college and I didn't get answer. I don't have advisor. Do people need an advis …

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4 days ago
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No clue how to even approach college these days

My son is in 9th grade and I have a few questions. He is pretty good at lacrosse and cross country track. Does that help getting into college?

My son is a pretty smart kid. In 9th grade he is taking …

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Can I get into UT McCombs without being in top 6%

I am a texas resident and I am in the top 7-8% of my class and have a 3.98/4.0 GPA. I have a 1500 SAT and decent extracurriculars. As ut is becoming more and more competitive I feel like I really don' …

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4 days ago
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Should I take AP English and History?

Hello, I am a current freshman and have until March 1st to finalize my sophomore schedule. I'm thinking of taking AP Stats, Physics 1, Calc AB, and World. Later on, I initially thought I would take AP …

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5 days ago
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PSAT and Extra Curricular Questions

I'm in 10th grade and I took the PSAT a while ago. I've been trying not to think about it, but I keep feeling self conscious about it. I got a 990 (440 in Math and 550 in English), is this anything to …

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7 days ago
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Can someone chance me please?

Demographic: Indian male, currently a junior

GPA: 4.0 UW 4.5 W (the electives were all non-honors)

school doesn't do class rank, but I'm in the top 99.63% of my class of 750 students

8 APs in total (8 AP …

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7 days ago
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Writing on Applications

What exactly are colleges looking for in college admission essays? What about when they are optional vs. when they are required?

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7 days ago
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Does moving countries affect my admission process negatively?

Hi! I moved from Africa to Canada about a three months ago and I'm currently in grade 11. I cant take IB classes because I would have had to apply in grade 10 (and this is the only challenging program …

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7 days ago
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I am a Texas resident within the top 5% of my 1000 kid class. What schools should I set as targets for a pre-law tract?

-I am a junior planning to major in economics, business, or political science.

-I have a 4.0 GPA(unweighted), 107.64 GPA(weighted with 1.2x AP multiplier and a 1.1x honors multiplier) and a 1530 SAT + …

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