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What's New at CollegeVine

Hey everyone, can you believe July is almost over already?! Whether you're taking time to build out your application profile or just relaxing and enjoying your time off, I hope everyone's summer has b …

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What Does the Average BS/MD Applicant Look Like? - Part 4

In today’s BS/MD admissions advice post I would like to discuss the profile of the average admissions applicant applying to the selective to highly selective programs. These would include schools with …

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Competitions on Additional Information

Hi,

When filling out my application, should I input all one-time competitions I've participated (but didn't win) on the additional information section?

And is it okay for me to input one-time activities …

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Is it bad that I got a B as a term grade?

Term 1 ends next week and I have all A's in all ap classes except 1. I have a B+ (88%) in one class. If next term I get an A in the same class the 2 term grades will average out to be an A. But do col …

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Are Educational Programs Considered ECs?

I have participated in a UCLA Program (We met every Saturday for ~8 months), in a BRRC Program (2 week long program, we met 4 times a week), and currently applying to be a Thrive Scholar. Are these co …

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16 hours ago
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Pitts Honor

Hi! I am applying for Pitts Honors Program. I have a 4.7 GPA, but I have a 1350 SAT. While this is the average for Pitts, it is very low for Pitts Honors. Do you think I should go test optional so I h …

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19 hours ago
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Remove the counselor information for college

Asking on behalf of my counselor: If a counselor asks the university to remove information that was submitted for the previous year's application student. He/She (student) is to apply again this year. …

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13 hours ago
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Summer between Middle School and High School Freshman year

A lot of the posts here have some really good insights and general direction on building a pathway to college admissions but most of those actions are applicable for folks who are already in high scho …

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a day ago
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Should I subit my SAT scores for Northwestern ED?

I got 1450 on my Oct SAT and I plan to apply to Northwestern under ED. Should I report the score or not? Any advice would be appreciated!

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22 hours ago
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Can my recommender use Online Translator for the letter?

Yes, I know it may sound very unreasonable. But I have no choice.

My counselor completed to write my LOR whose length is about one and half page of A4. It's in Korean. I searched for translation servic …

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a day ago
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SAT score

Hi,

If I have sent my SAT scores to colleges already but I don't want them to count that as a factor. Is there any way to do this?

Thank you!

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2 days ago
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Chess Club

So I am a beginner at chess. I joined chess.com which is an online form of chess. I started doing the US Chess Federation club and I'm going to be doing an online chess match this weekend. I'm not exa …

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a day ago
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pros and cons of giving an undecided major

what are the pros and cons of giving an undecided major in my application?

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a day ago
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If I write one of my UC essays about singing, and then another one about my choir leadership experience...

Would that be redundant? I would like to write about my choir leadership position and how I stood up for one of my peers but I am also writing about the importance of singing in my life. Would the adm …

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2 days ago
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Will my Jr year prove to some more competitive colleges my worthiness?

In my freshman and sophomore years, I did not do great. My freshman year, I had a 2.6 weighted, and my sophomore, a 3.3 weighted. These are nothing special.

However, in my jr year, I scored a 4.0 GPA, …

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2 days ago
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Test optional and SAT

Hi,

I have two questions:

1. I have a 1400 SAT, and the college board says that it is 97th percentile. But when I look at the percentile vs scores chart, I see that the 97th percentile score comes betwe …

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Should I add on my UC Activities list that I was a teacher's aide for my French Teacher?

My extracurriculars are mainly choir-based and I was wondering if it would make my list seem better but I can't find anything online that tells me that it would be a good choice for me to do.

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2 days ago
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How would I go about calculating my GPA that will be shown to colleges?

When I go online and look up a GPA scale, it has a difference from my school. What would be considered a C- at most schools is a D+ At my school. Basically, the grading system is harder. I'm trying to …

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2 days ago
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Employment

I used to worked as an Assistant at my relatives workshop and warehouse and sometimes shop also , my question is that is it worth mentioning it into my admission profile ?, does it have any significan …

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Should I apply test-optional to MIT?

I want to apply to MIT, but I'm not sure if I should send in my SAT scores. I have a 1500 superscore (770 Math--730 Reading/Writing), but after doing some research, that would be considered below ave …

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2 days ago
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Extracurriculars

I go to a school that doesn't offer many EC's, considering I have ten people in my sophomore class. Will this be a problem if I plan on applying to some of my "reach" schools? My grades aren't perfect …

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Should I submit my AP test scores to Ivy League schools?

I have taken 6 AP tests at the time of application but I have only gotten a 4 on 3 of them and 3’s or below on the other half. Should I submit my 4’s to selective schools? I know it’s not very impress …

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