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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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7 months ago
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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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17 hours ago
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ED 2 Deferrral from Lafayette College

Hi guys,

I just got an update on my application portal stating that I have been deferred to regular decision for Lafayette College. I'm an international student, with good grades, a nice SAT score (150 …

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a day ago
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What does connection pending mean

For some of the schools in my list the message button is available while for others is just says connection pending, what does this mean?

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2 days ago
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Advice for a future Theatre Major

So I've done some incredible soul searching over the last four months and have decided that my most happiest would be going into a theatre major, specifically Directing & Theatrical Production. I have …

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2 days ago
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Should I take AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, or French 3 Honors?

I'm currently a sophomore and I'm trying to figure out what classes I want to take my junior year. I plan on majoring in applied mathematics in college and I'm interested in going to colleges that hav …

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2 days ago
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French or Art

Hi! I’m a rising sophomore trying to figure out my elective courses, and I currently have an open spot that I could fill with either art or French. I’m in French 3, which is as high as my school requi …

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2 days ago
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Standardized Tests

I have an excellent GPA at a highly competitive college prep high school, take AP courses and even a few college courses but have struggled getting desired scores on the SAT and ACT despite prep cours …

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2 days ago
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dropping a sport for bringing my gpa up

Is it bad that I am dropping out from playing badminton to bring my gpa up? I am a sophomore in high school with a 3.25 UW gpa. But badminton is not my only sport I am in varsity tennis, I also do pri …

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2 days ago
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Are my extracurriculars good enough for a decent college?

I have been very anxious about whether my extracurriculars are enough.

I am an American Citizen who has only done high school in India, the rest of my schooling was in America. These are my ECs.

1.Learn …

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2 days ago
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Not doing well in 1 subject, should my son drop to a lower class?

My son is in 9th grade and is not doing well in honors biology. It’s around a 75 average. He has 2 other honor classes and everything else he’s at 95 is. Should he drop to regular biology? The teac …

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3 days ago
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Alternative to Dear Sir / Madam when you don't know the recipient

Hi all,

I've heard that it's bad form to start a letter with "Dear Sir / Madam". In job searching, I can use "Dear Human Resource Manager", or the name of the person if I know it.

But for college applic …

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3 days ago
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Will I get into TAMU as a transfer?

Transferring from Texas State. 3.8 GPA, just finished fall semester of sophomore year. Was part of the Financial Management association and Student Economics Association.

Also have done an internship w …

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3 days ago
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On a waitlist to the only university I applied to and I need advice on what to do.

I’m currently enrolled at a community college and finishing my requirements for a degree for transfer. I originally planned to apply to more universities but my mom said it’s not a good idea if my hea …

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3 days ago
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I got caught cheating today... Am I done for?

I accidentally cheated on my Spanish unit exam today because I misunderstood the teacher and received a 0 on the exam. I know that top tier schools heavily frown upon cheating. I fear this 0 is also g …

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4 days ago
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Competitions vs initiatives

I'm interested in writing and I think it will be one of my main extracurriculars in high school. I was having trouble choosing between entering writing competitions or starting my own blog as a writin …

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4 days ago
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How to wtite the best myself essay for scholarship?

I am GED graduate student and I am trying to attend university. Unfortunately, my father cannot support when

I am GED graduate student and I am trying to attend university. Unfortunately, my father can …

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4 days ago
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Accounting: Hofstra or St. John’s (NY)?

Stuck between the two, both include the CPA track program and are AACSB accredited but having trouble deciding which one opens up a better opportunity for a future job with good pay coming out of coll …

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5 days ago
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How can I fix my gpa?

Hi! So I have recently found out I have a 3.25 unweighted gpa, and I’m in second semester of 10th grade what can I do to bring my gpa up and what type of classes should I take junior year rather than …

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6 days ago
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Penn State

How competitive is Penn State Smeal College of Business to get into for Undergrad?

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6 days ago
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Class Rank Update

Since I reported it on my applications, my class rank has changed from 15/400 to 10/400. Is it worth emailing colleges to inform them of this change, or will it not affect my admissions decision?

Thank …

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6 days ago
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Do colleges answer?

Hi, everybody! Do colleges answer when I click on messege and write a message to them beacause I have sent a message to a college and I didn't get answer. I don't have advisor. Do people need an advis …

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