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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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Do colleges verify extracurriculars?

If an admissions officer spends on average 15 minutes per application, do they have enough time to actually verify extracurriculars?

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Senior with no Letter of Recommendation

Hi, so I am going into my senior year of high school, I moved here the summer before my junior year but unfortunately did the whole year online. This year will be my first year at this high school and...

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performing arts tour

I was told that you could take an arts specific tour at Skidmore College but I'm not sure how to sign up for one?

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What is it like at MIT?

Hi posting this here since there isn't an Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is my dream school, community on College Vine yet.

I'm thinking of applying to MIT this fall but I've heard...

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11 hours ago
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How to prepare for the International Mathematical Olympiad in grade 10?

How to Prepare for the IMO in your grade 10, where to start, recommended books, preparation help, etc?

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13 hours ago
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Rising senior: Is it too late to ask a teacher for a recommendation letter?

Last spring I asked my biology & precalculus teacher for recommendation letters, but now I heard that it's best to ask at least 3 teachers (for supplements?). I want to ask my ap physics teacher for t...

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Should I worry about sending my SAT essay scores?

I recently took the SAT and did well on the test itself. However, I got essay scores that were less than ideal. Is it possible to only send my Reading/Language and Math portions by omitting the essay ...

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Application deadlines

Since common app s opening august 1st, for the colleges who just have the application on their website that still say 2021 deadlines, will they change too?

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Ivy League Essays

Hey Folks! Hope all is good at your end. With admissions season coming (and me being the first child to go through the process), I had a question. For Personal Statement essays, people say choose what...

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Does the College Vine chancing simulator take residence into account?

For example, for NC public schools, does the College Vine simulator look at NC residents differently than Non-Residents when thinking about chancing. NC schools are limited to 18% non-res and the rat...

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I really want to transfer to University of Miami from FAU. When is the nest time to transfer fall 2022 or spring 2022

I want to increase my chances as much as possible. Also I want to write a strong essay and the topic is basically about what challenge did you overcome that made you who you are now and disciplined. P...

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If you're applying out of state do you have to do college interviews

Now that covid is lightening up a bit I suspect that colleges will do interviews. I didn't know colleges still do them. Most of the colleges I'm applying to are out of state, and Im applying to 12 sch...

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commonapp

I'm a rising senior (class of 2022), when should I make a CommonApp account?

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2 days ago
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Are Udemy/edX courses worth it? Do they help in admissions?

Hi! I'm a rising Junior in high school.

I want to stand out, like everyone else, when it comes to extracurricular activities. But unfortunately, I don't have any impressive or out of of the box ones,...

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High School question

on r/appyingtocollege, UPENN AO conducted an AMA session and mentioned that your high school's profile matters and in my case, my indian school is a very big school but doesn't send anyone to the US, ...

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I am a national level swimmer. Can i write my essay on this topic ? 2 of my ECs are related to this.

I am a senior in high school from India.

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2 days ago
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Can you ask your counselor to nominate you for levine scholarship program

It said your counselor must nominate you for Levine scholarship but can you ask your counselor to nominate you or they have to nominate by themselves.

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Essay reviews

When you put your essays for review out here, how do we know someone won’t use it or take ideas from it for their own essays?

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International Student/Transfer or Undergrad Applicant

Hi! I am an international student, I only took one semester in my university...

/Am I eligible to apply as undergrad rather than transfer?

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What ECs should I incorporate to get into the Ivy League schools?

Hello! I’m Kripa and I’m from India. I’m a Junior year HS student and I’m planning to major in Economics. It is my dream to get into the top universities like Harvard and Stanford and I’m determined t...

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