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Recent Changes to Google Settings for Third-Party Apps like CollegeVine

ACTION REQUIRED: Update CollegeVine App Settings in Google Admin by October 23, 2023

For enhanced student data protection, Google is set to limit access for users under 18 to third-party apps like Coll …

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Chancing Changes Due to Affirmative Action Ruling

Because the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions on June 29th, we recently updated our chancing algorithm so that the impact of your ethnicity is greatly reduced. As a result, your chan …

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What should I do to better my chances? (UCs, Stanford, other T20s)

Rising senior in California.

Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

SAT: 1500 (710 English, 790 Math)

UW/W GPA: 4.0 UW/4.68 W, Valedictorian (small school)

Coursework: 11 AP Cla …

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18 hours ago
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What should I do during my sophomore years?

So, I'm going to be a sophomore next semester and I'm trying to make sure I build a great portfolio over the next few years. That way I don't cram everything into my Junior and Senior years. So what k …

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19 hours ago
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What should I do junior year?

Hii!! I'm a rising junior and I have the intention to go to a school that's good for a business major (Northeastern or Boston uni) but I struggle to meet their requirements. I have a 93.28% weighted a …

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19 hours ago
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Will an B (Not B+ or B-) in a College Preparatory class affect my weighted or unweighted GPA? (Junior)

So, this is the lowest grade I've ever gotten. In my school, we use weighted scales, so a 5.0 scale. A full AP (98-100) is worth 5.0, and Honors, 4.5, and CP 4.0. I moved to my town in high school, so …

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a day ago
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Can I use someone else's name in my college essay?

I am writing a college essay about a wonderful elderly woman I met and I'm not sure if I can use her name in my college essay? I'm not too worried about using her first name, Betty, but her last name …

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a day ago
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How do I delete a question?

I am editing this question because I didn't mean to post it. How do I delete?

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2 days ago
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junior year courses & activities

Hi planning on majoring in History and applying to the T20s. these are the courses I am taking junior year...

1. apush

2. ap african studies

3. ap research

4. ap lang

5. ap psychology ( I don't know if I …

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2 days ago
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Letter of recommendation

I am currently aiming for ivy league schools, and was wondering if you guys had an opinion on this. I have both a science and math teacher's letters of recommendations ensured to be written, but I nee …

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2 days ago
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What in your eyes has been the most helping extracurrecular activite when applying to colleges?

I am still in highschool and would really love to know waht would be better to invist my time more in and what I should pick up or leave as it wouldn't be as important.

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3 days ago
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Some advice for my IB subject selection/Questions about AP and IB

Hi. I'm an international student and current high school sophomore(soon to be a junior). I've been attending a school with an AP curriculum for the past two years.

Standardized Test Scores:

Duolingo 14 …

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3 days ago
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How can I raise my ~3.5 weighted GPA to a 4.0 in Junior year

I'm currently a sophomore in high school and this year has been terrible for me. I have gotten C's for the first time in my second semester and it ruined my GPA (although it hasnt been calculated yet, …

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3 days ago
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Chance of getting into the schools?

Hi guys, I’m a dual enrollment student at George Washington University and I am working on getting my associates degree. My GPA is currently at 386 for college and my high school GPA is roughly 4.62. …

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3 days ago
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82% in CBSE boards good enough?

I got 82% in my senior year CBSE. I have heard than in extra information section I can explain my grades since I had to take care of my baby brother and my another brother who is a special child. If m …

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4 days ago
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what classes do i take to graduate early in washington state

i am a current freshman and i want to graduate early my junior year and i want to know how many classes and what classes to take

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4 days ago
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ap courses

hi planning to major in History and applying to T20

these are the classes im taking junior yr

1. apush

2. ap african

3. ap research

4. ap lang

5. ap psychology

6. crim justice

7. pre calc (non honors)

8. span …

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5 days ago
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I have one F on my HS transcript in Honors Precalculus, am I hopeless for college?

Hi! I'm currently a Junior in highschool and I recently received a 59% in my math course for Honors Precalc. The first semester I had a high C in the class as it was very new and difficult for me espe …

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5 days ago
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Want to drop IB diploma in 2nd year - will colleges see this as a negative?

Rising Senior

Doing well in IB classes

Don't want to give HL exams due to fear of low grade/failing. Have test anxiety

School will allow to take IB HL classes even if I opt out of IB Diploma. I will take …

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5 days ago
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UIUC Gies, UMN Carlson or UW Foster?

I am an international transfer student. I got accepted to all 3 undergraduate business schools for Information Systems Major (MIS at UMN). I do plan to pursue MBA in later life.

Which school would you …

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5 days ago
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Should I take another AP class or continue with french?

Next a year, I plan on taking AP Lang, AP Gov, AP Calc AB, AP Bio, AP Chem, Physics Honors, and French IV. But I really want to take AP Human Geo because it kind of aligns with what I want to major in …

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6 days ago
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Difference between the SAT and ACT

Hey! I am a rising senior and I am studying for the SAT and ACT in two months. I want to ask what the difference is between the two tests. How does the level of difficulty vary in each test?

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