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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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Essay topic question

I plan to write my personal statement on my ethnic group and how its decline over the years has led me to pursue a career in international relations.

Would this kind of essay be too boring/commonly se …

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Is it okay that I can talk about the bulling I faced because of my religion in the supplemental essay

The supplemental essay asks what change I'm going to make. As I'm an artist, I want to spread the true idea with my art and use my artistic sight to show my colleagues the true image and prove my inno …

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I have an instagram account with 2k+ followers and I express my handlettering skills. Would this be an extracurricular?

Hi,

I've been running this account for a year now, and I really like handlettering and I wanted to share them with others and perhaps inspire them as well. I was wondering if this could be counted …

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Can I reapply RD

I was wanting to apply to a college early decision but I was wondering if I got rejected ED could I reapply regular decision? This is my top school and if I could reapply I would add or remove somethi …

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How to calculate my GPA, my grades are in a different grading system than the US?

I completed my High School in Mexico, so my transcript is very different from yours, I don't have credits, I don't have course types i.e. AP, IB, Honors, College-Level Courses, etc; hence the distinct …

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Any college programs that support an international relations major?

Hello!

I’m trying to find college programs that would look good on my application (currently a Junior). Does anyone know of any affordable programs that would look good for me?

I’m really interested in …

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Want to major in some from of music/music theory, but don't want to addition

Howdy, everyone.

I am looking at going into a field related to music in some fashion or another. My skill right now is in composition. I've been teaching myself theory for the better part of two years, …

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What would the Best Buddies program be?

I am a part of Best Buddies, an international program where they pair buddies (people with IDD) with buddies (people without IDD). What extracurricular would this count as?

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Family Responsibility section of the common app

Hey Everyone! International Student here.

So my studies have been disrupted a lot. Before March 2020 everything was perfect. I was on an exchange program that was fully funded by the Govt. and then co …

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Is writing about depression and anxiety in college essays considered a cliché?

From the perspective of college admissions officers, I often wonder if it is a boring and commonly written-about subject that students should refrain from writing about. I, myself, have an essay writt …

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Competitions on Additional Information

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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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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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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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Can i have my teacher as my counsellor on common app?

I am an international student.I dont have any school counsellor .My principle changed last year so he dont know very much about me , so can i have my physics teacher upload transcript and letter of re …

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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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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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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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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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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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