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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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scholarships

are there any scholarships for international students?

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sat fee waiver

im now a student of class 10.

i need a sat fee waiver.

but

the fee waiver is avialable in 11 and 12 grades. but im now 10th grader

im a international student and the fee waiver must be us citizen.i reaser …

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Collegevine Services

Hi,

I know Collegevine already has a paid service to look over your college essays,

but I was wondering whether the same people could look over my ECs and give me advice on how to organize it?

I'm havi …

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For the IU general scholarship application, do the people reading the essays also see your admissions essay?

I noticed they require a scholarship essay, but the questions are very similar to the supplemental that was required for admission. Can I reuse the essay (with some modifications), or will they be abl …

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How does a PG year work?

What is a Post-Graduate Year? Do you have to be accepted to a college to take one? For example, you are accepted to an ivy on the condition that you take a PG year? I an a really young Highschool seni …

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Please in am from nigeria and I need help on the things I should do, how to gain full scholarship and more information

I just finished high school

From a government school

GPA is 3.00 on a scale of 4.00

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Are these classes enough?

I'm only a freshman, but I've mapped out all the classes I'll be taking over the next 3 years. I'm hoping to be accepted into a UC, and all my grades are above 94%. However, my school offers very few …

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Does being selected for the Reed Senior Scholars Program mean you'll be admitted in April or is it a separate decision?

The selection was based on my application for admission (I had to submit my Common App & supplemental essay by a specific deadline and fill out an extra form to be considered) and the Senior Scholars …

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Extra Curricular advice

I need advice on what other extra curriculars I could do to strengthen that aspect. I already volunteer at the Humane Society and ENGin, I am also apart of the Mu Alpha Theta honor society at my schoo …

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Is the Collegevine acceptance rate accurate?

With input of extracurriculars, test scores, grades, and GPA…

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What CollegeVine extracurricular tier would being a Semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad be?

What CollegeVine extracurricular tier would being a Semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad be?

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What CollegeVine extracurricular tier would being a Semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad be?

What CollegeVine extracurricular tier would being a Semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad be?

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A Level Grades for Chancing

I am applying using Cambridge A-level grades (Achieved), my school does not provide AP/IB classes. How can I calculate my chances?

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Could I predict my chances at UVA as a legacy?

Hi!

My current chances for UVA are 59%, but I am also a legacy applicant at the school. How could I calculate my chances for admission at UVA as a legacy?

Thanks!

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Should I try to change my letter of recommendation if it's inaccurate?

My teacher sent me a copy of the letter she wrote, and it has my name spelled wrong and the wrong pronouns. Other than that, it's a great letter. I thought I could just ask her to resubmit it with my …

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my questions

im a student of class 10. i want to study top university right now

im child labour who work after the school. i earn ust a little , last year i was the student of class 9 and my school didnt arrange th …

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What were your percent chances for top schools?

My % chance for Brown is 28 while Cornell is 37. Is this low? For reach schools like these, what should we be aiming for?

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SAT FEE WAIVE

IM NOW 15 YEARS OLD . IM A STUDENT OF CLASS 10. I HAVE ONLY MY CLASS 9 ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT. I CANT AFFORD APPLICATION FEE AND TUTION FEE. I NEED A SAT FEE WAIVER . CAN IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET A …

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Will not taking aps sophomore year affect my chances for t20 colleges?

Hi, I am currently a sophomore and I've been taking all honors classes since freshman year. This year I am taking all honors classes, but looking back, I regretted my decision of not taking the ap cla …

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Activities section

When putting in hours and weeks that I spent on an activity, should I put in just what I've done? Or what I've done and expect to do? I recently started volunteering at my local library and I wont be …

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