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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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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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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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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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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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I got a 104 in TOEFLBANK AI scored test in the beginning of rising 10 summer break. Is that good?

I didn't specifically study for the test before taking it. I just did it to test my abilities and I got a 104.

I got almost full marks in Writing (9.5/10) and Speaking (14/16).

I'm continuing to work o …

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Just to be honest! Asking out of curiosity what I have done during my application last year! I need everyone's opinion

In previous years I have submitted everything to my counselor's part like a recommendation and edited academic results. I did edit my academic results and I've ranked myself like 2nd in 9th grade and …

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Geometry

I am in 8th grade and taking Algebra - I. What pathway can I take to be able to take AP Calc classes by my sophomore year? Should I take geometry in the summer before my freshman year?

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Will UMaine accept my application even though I didn't take Algebra II?

I'm currently a junior at an online private school and I have taken pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and consumer math. One of the schools I'm applying to, UMaine, requires Algebra II when applying. Their a …

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Does Upenn accept Cambridge Advanced English tests?

On the official site of the University of Pennsylvania, they write about proving your English proficiency level, but the CAE test is not listed among the accepted tests. So, does it mean I have to tak …

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Predicted Grades

I just starting A levels yesterday (it was delayed due to pandemic). None of the lecturers know me and I don't even know all. I contacted Harvard undergraduate help and they said I should send predict …

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Can playing trivia be counted as an Extracurricular activity?

I regularly play trivia on a Discord bot with about 300,000 other players. I have put in approximately an hour a day for the last five months. It is a game where you are asked a question from any cate …

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CSS profile

Hi,

Exactly how much time does it take for college board to send the CSS profile to colleges? This is to get an idea about when I should submit my CSS profile considering the deadline of 1st Nov for E …

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Duolingo Test

When my score Duoling test score is about 140, but in the rush Speaking Sample and Writing Sample were bad that I'm about to send to university, is there any judgement out there?

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How to build a college profile for an Indian student hoping to study in an Ivy?

Hi I'm in class 9 currently and I'd like to know what I could do to make for a strong High school profile. Since I'm studying in India, we don't have as such any options for AP/Honors classes. I study …

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Cumulative grades

Since I do not have a GPA in my recent grade, I do have only results. What should I enter in my cumulative GPA?

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About Taking the SAT in December

In spite of not having very good grades in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, I regard still not taken the SAT yet. Would applying to MIT early be a good idea? However, I will be taking my board exams st …

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About Taking the SAT in December

In spite of not having very good grades in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, I regard still not taken the SAT yet. Would applying to MIT early be a good idea? However, I will be taking my board exams st …

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If you take a gap year and develop some extra curriculars after high school. Will colleges accept you?

I am from India I got to know about US universties admission criterias now in senior year. I only have normal extra curriculars like participating in 4 science exhibitions nothing more than that and …

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IB Predicted

Hey Guys!

My IB predicted is 40/45

HLs: History (Europe) 7, Chemistry 7, Economics 5

SLs: Mandarin 7, Maths Analysis 6, English Lit 6

I have a 5 in Economics but my GPA is 4.0/4.69 with the lowest grade b …

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