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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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High SAT, LOW GPA.

Hi, I am an South Asian student in California coming from a semi-high income neighborhood, I moved around a lot before 7th grade and then COVID hit where I fell behind on Science & ELA due to bad teac …

 
 
 
 
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5 hours ago
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"Held Back" Effect Admission Chances?

I moved to the States from a country that doesn't speak English. So my parents put me back a grade before I started school here. I am a rising junior but was born in the winter of 2006 (I should be a …

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17 hours ago
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Am I doing Enough?

Hello all, I am entering my Junior year and would like to know if I’m doing enough to get into Ivies. Here’s my profile:

Grades/Test Scores/: 3.99 WGPA, high 1500 SAT (haven’t yet taken but I am consis …

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20 hours ago
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Considering the IB Program, but it’s at a different school. Will all my current extracurriculars not matter?

As a freshman last year, I started to try to put myself out at my school, for instance creating my school’s first Asian Student Union. This year (my Sophomore year) I am considering to apply for the I …

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2 days ago
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Common App Essay Topics?

Hi,

I'm going into my senior year which means writing my common app. One problem: I CAN'T PICK A TOPIC. Thus, I am here asking for opinions, are these too basic? Too boring?

1) Struggles with a chroni …

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2 days ago
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What to do with low GPA and high test scores after being held back for one semester

Due to various health issues, I failed most classes in my freshman year. I also had to do an extra semester as a freshman. My transcript shows 3 semesters for 9th grade and 1 semester for 10th grade. …

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3 days ago
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What kind of schools should I aim for?

Hey! I'm a rising senior in the bay area hoping to get ideas on what schools I have a shot at.

Stats

GPA 3.94UW/4.14W

SAT: 1470 (730 math, 740 verbal), likely will raise to 1500 next time I take it

Rigor

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3 days ago
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Should I put family responsibility after my father's death in us application?

My dad's demise occurred during my sophomore year. After that, it became incumbent on me to earn and look after my mom and sibling. I did tuition and an internship. It was a hectic time, but I tried m …

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4 days ago
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Passion project idea for upcoming psychology major

Hi! I need some easy passion project ideas for a prospective psychology major. I'm an upcoming senior so it has to be fast and easy to do

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4 days ago
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Can I get scholarships in any USA mid tier university without any kind of English proficiency test?

Hey, I have a weighted GPA of 5 and an unweighted GPA of 4. I'm involved in numerous extracurricular activities, I hold a position in a non-profit organization, I've done various volunteer works with …

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4 days ago
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How do I improve my chances of getting into an Ivy?

I'm currently a rising junior, and I'm honestly terrified about my future. For both freshman and sophomore year, I wasn't really trying in school, resulting my grades to drop and me not having any act …

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5 days ago
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What are my chances of getting into UCLA and UCB

Hello, my UC gpa unweighted is a 3.89 and my weighted is a 4.79. Some of my extracurricular’s include writing and publishing a book, starting an organization, class president for two years, helped p …

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5 days ago
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I am attending an early college program..will it help me get into top 10 schools?

I am 15(F) and entering my sophomore year in an early college program. The cool thing about my program is that I graduate high school this year, and for the next two years of school (11th and 12th), …

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6 days ago
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Do AP classes make a big difference in applications?

Hi everyone, I’m a student from Canada looking to apply to schools in the US (All UC’s, T10/20’s, UH Manoa).

My school doesn’t offer any AP or honours classes. We have grade 12 science and math course …

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6 days ago
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Questions about the DET (Duolingo English Test)

I just received my score back from DET with a 155 (out of 160) first try. However, I have two more credits/test attempts remaining (I bought a 2-test set and Duolingo for some reason gave me another f …

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6 days ago
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How much money is good enough to impress colleges?

I have started a nonprofit organization where young people help prevent abuse and support victims by raising money, contacting legislators, and more. I am deeply passionate about this cause and am cur …

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7 days ago
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What level tier should I aim for?

Hi!

I am a rising senior and am so scared that I won't get into a good school :(

I would like to know what I should realistically aim for.

My stats:

GPA: 4.04 UW, 4.64 W

APs: 4 (as of now; 7 by the end o …

 
Ivy/T10
36%
 
T20-T30
59%
 
T50
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T100
4%
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7 days ago
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Reusing essay prompts

The Texas A&M Prompt is "Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?". Because Texas A&M doe …

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7 days ago
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Should i drop this class with a withdraw; would it affect college admissions

currently, I am a junior heading into my senior year of high school. I have a 4.2 Weighted GPA 3.8 unweighted GPA and I am eight ranked in my class. I have a hard decision to make. I decided to take b …

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7 days ago
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Converting into nonprofit?

Hello everyone. I recently organized a bootcamp organization(?) with some people that offers free bootcamps to teach people introductory AI concepts such as CNNs, NNs, CV, LLMs, linear algebra in ML, …

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