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Did the chancing simulator get harder?

I went to update my profile and improve one of my activities to their c from d. Went to the chancing profile and it's saying my course rigor is not excellent (full ib so I literally can't improve it, ...

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Undergraduate Streams

Which stream do you opt for?

 
 
 
 
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Fellow Seniors/Commits: Why are you still using Collegevine?

It's May and decisions are out, but here we are anyway... Guess we're just having fun before the next big step in our lives?

 
 
 
 
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15 hours ago
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ib or ap ?

my school offers both, i cant decide.

ib or ap or both ??

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GPA question

I am an international student and my country (india) uses a 100 point scale to mark student and i know college make their own gpa in their manner but what scale should i use to get an estimate of my p...

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Dual Enrollment Question

If you took dual enrollment classes, do colleges look at it when applying as a freshman?

I don't have a 3.8+ GPA in my dual enrollment classes, but I do have a 4.0 for high school. Since I have a tra...

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18 hours ago
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Are SAT subject tests cancelled forever?

I mean they'll never come back, not even after the pandemic is over, right?

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Common App essay

I am going to apply this year and I am soon going to start working on my essay and i wanted to know if i can add a little humor in it cause i feel it is a big part of my personality or is it all forma...

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AP/IB/Honors

I am a rising senior from India. My school doesn't offer AP, IB, or Honors courses. I am definitely too poor to take APs, they cost like INR 17,000. I used the chancing simulator, and it's showing me ...

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What is the grade demographic at CollegeVine?

Put the grade you are in now, not for next year.

 
 
 
 
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How would your admissions system work?

POV: you are the founder and head of admissions at the new most prestigious uni ever

SO many people criticize the application and admissions system, so I'm curious to see how you would do it!

No legac...

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Dream School Results?

No shame in the game! Put what college you committed to below!

 
 
 
 
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What can I do to beef up extracurriculars quickly?

I am an American citizen and because of that being in the American school system, I can't apply as an international student. Both of my parents work out of another country so I've been in online schoo...

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2 days ago
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Early Admissiin

I heard that early decisions acceptance rate at John hopkins can go up to approx 28%. Is this true?

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Most unfair part of college admissions

What's your opinion?

 
 
 
 
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Application Information

I am currently in an Early College program, where I am completing my AA degree by the end of senior year (in high school). How does that factor into my chances of getting into the colleges I want?

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Taking Latin in Highschool?

Hello,

I'm a rising senior starting to think about courses for this fall. I plan on going to college in a science field, right now I'm thinking molecular bio pre-med track. I've heard a lot of people ...

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Letters of rec from same department?

I'm a rising senior and I'm seeing who to ask for rec letters, but the two teachers I'm closest to are both history teachers (WH and US). Should I ask for both anyway or try to see if I can find from ...

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2 days ago
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Changing My Response to "Don't Plan to Apply for Financial Aid" Increased My Chances?! 💸📈

Hey Everyone,

I just changed the financial aid option on my chancing profile from "planning to apply for financial aid" to "not planning to apply for financial aid," and my chances changed dramatica...

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AP online

So, i am taking AP calculus BC in admin 3 by self studying and haven't started studying yet cause i am bad at productivity, I guess. Is their any tips on how to study

BTW I am an international studen...

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