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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 do I write about vulnerability?

I'm applying to OSU currently, and I've been thinking about answering this essay prompt:

Stan Lee once said, “If you're writing about a character… unless you give him vulnerability, I don't think he'll …

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How do I write about vulnerability?

I'm applying to OSU currently, and I've been thinking about answering this essay prompt:

Stan Lee once said, “If you're writing about a character… unless you give him vulnerability, I don't think he'll …

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Should I take AP Euro if I plan on going into Biology?

With second semester approaching, I'm wondering if I should continue taking AP Euro. So far it's not looking like I'm probably not going to do well on the exams, and I'm wondering if I should just dro …

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scholarship

i have some question about scholarship

suppose you are facing an economic problem and your school offer scholarship

1. do that scholarship mean that, your tution fee and other fee is annually is 400000. …

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Will I get into chico state?

Hi I have been having MAJOR anxiety over not getting accepted into chico state. My weighted gpa from 10-11 grade is a 3.7 and unweighted 3.48. My sophomore year I struggled A LOT because of online lea …

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Before High School Activities?

Hi! Just have a quick question: should you include activities that you participated in before you were in high school? For example, in the 8th grade I started a writing club at my school. Should I inc …

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How much does a second language mark matter for STEM related career?

So, I am currently a junior who has hopes of attending a high tier American university, my top two choices being Cornell University or CMU for Information Science/Computer Science. My grades are ok, I …

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Passion Projects?

I've heard that passion projects are really helpful for admissions, and I would love to make a positive impact on my community. I am involved in a few extracurricular clubs and such (MUN, student gove …

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Unique to our generation

Hello, I am in a rut of ideas on what makes our generation (gen z) so unique and strong. I can think of surface-level ones like how we are adaptable with all the issues that have arisen but I feel lik …

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Where can I find a grad school calculator?

Hi! I am very excited because I have just gotten into my first choice school and am planning ahead a few years like I always do but where can I find a grad school calculator as I wonder what my chance …

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Biotech early college or regular public school?

I'm a freshman applying for a biotechnology magnet school, currently enrolled in a regular public school (though its one of the best in my district). I'm very interested in STEM but don't want to limi …

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What should I put for course level for my Calculus III class when it is weighted as an AP class on my GPA?

In the current or most recent courses section in the education section on common app, I'm not sure what level to put for my calculus III class. It is weighted the same as an AP class on my GPA, but it …

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For Texas students, is ApplyTexas working for y'all right now?

I was working on my application yesterday, and all of a sudden I got a network error from the page. I refreshed my page, had to log back in because nothing on the page was working, and my entire accou …

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Am I on track for good colleges? Will they understand?

I’m a junior, as of now, attending a pretty good public school. I initially attended this school during freshman year, however, I was placed into Kansas state custody right before the beginning of sec …

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I'm soon going to start IB diploma and I would like to have some opinion and advice on the subject selection please

I'm about to start 11th grade in IB and our school offers the following subjects: English (lang+lit), Physics, Biology, Math AI, Spanish, Italian, Economics, and History. I aspire to be an economics m …

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What if you only took 1 AP Course in junior year, and planning to take 3 AP's during senior year?

Hi All!

I'm currently a junior, and this year, I've only taken one AP course, and it's AP CSP. I'm planning to take 3 AP's my senior year, such as AP Chem, AP physics, AP psychology. As I didn't take …

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What can I do better?

Hi, my name is Julie and I'm a sophmore who goes to an IB public highschool. I have my sights set pretty high college-wise, such as Barnard and NYU. My current GPA is a 3.8 weighted and a 4.5 unweight …

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Mid-year Report

Hello. I am a CBSE student from India. I am currently a high school senior. This year CBSE has divided the academic session into two terms (Term 1 and Term 2). Many of the US colleges asked to submit …

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My GPA is below average for the school I want, but everything else looks pretty good. Have I screwed up, so to speak?

Hi All!

As a junior in high school, My GPA currently is a 3.64, unweighted. My coursework is super strong as I have always been an honors/AP student, and my first ACT score is pretty competitive for th …

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Hey! What does it mean if an application has been withdrawn, can I appeal the decision or re apply?

So I applied to a college, where I received my admission decision as withdrawn, is being withdrawn a fancy way of saying you have been rejected?

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