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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 aspects of my "profile" are most lacking? (Aiming for Harvard, Stanford, UC's, other LAC's)

I am a rising senior from Arizona. If you guys have any advice/recommendations that would be much appreciated!

Demographics: Female, Asian (Vietnamese/Chinese), Queer, Higher-income household

SAT/ACT: 1 …

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2 days ago
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Questions i should ask during a job shadowing??

I've got a job shadowing this wednesday with a local family lawyer...are there any questions you'd recommend me asking? i have a few questions already ....but I want to make sure i get as much knowled …

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4 days ago
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What should I do my senior year?

Hello, I was wondering what are some good ec's that can boost my chances. I am a rising senior and I really want to ED Emory (out of state)

SAT: 1360 640 RW 720 M (retaking in August)

GPA: 3.9 UW

Major: …

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3 days ago
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chat am I cooked??

I'm a rising freshman who did pretty well in their early academics, for example, I've been on the honor roll since 3rd grade, but it's mostly been A/B. In my recent middle school years, I've scored mo …

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4 days ago
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1450 SAT

Should I retake SAT with a 1450 if I am applying to highly competitive schools? I got a 760 on Math and 690 on English. Not sure I I will do better.

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Summer Interns

I was wondering if anyone knew good summer intern / opportunities in 2025 for someone who might want to study International relations / law/ econ . Im currently a rising Jr. lmk if you know anything g …

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4 days ago
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When to start asking for letters of recommendations/Who should I ask

I am going into my senior year of high school. I am already on summer break and was thinking when I should ask for letters of recommendations. I was also wondering who else I should ask besides teache …

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4 days ago
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How can I conduct research and publish my research?

Hi, I am a rising junior as of this fall and I am interested in finance and business. My intention for this research is wanting to investigate the importance and impact of personal finance education o …

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How can I conduct research and publish my research?

Hi, I am a rising junior as of this fall and I am interested in finance and business. My intention for this research is wanting to investigate the importance and impact of personal finance education o …

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5 days ago
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How will this affect me?

Maybe I’m just being a little paranoid but in my Junior year of high school, I’ve gotten a C (75) in NC Math 3 Honors and a D (60) In Chemistry Honors.

I didn’t need Chemistry to pass or anything, so …

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What is the furthest I’ll be able to bring my gpa up?

I currently have a 3.3 gpa because of my freshman year and I’m entering my junior year in two months. I plan on doing regular decision, which means I have three semesters left to bring it up. I just d …

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5 days ago
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ECs for international relations and law!

Hi everyone! I'm a high school student (about to finish my sophomore year) and was wondering where my extracurriculars stood and whether they need much more work or just a little. I've had trouble fin …

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Using art as a "spike?"

I'll be applying to mostly regular schools and several Ivies/prestigious universities, and I was wondering if my passion for art could be used as a focal point of my application? I'd say that I defini …

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Senate Page Program: Summer V.S. Semester

Hello! I am interested in applying for the Senate Page Program but am extremely split on whether to apply for the summer or semester program because each has pros and cons. For context, I would like t …

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Can I apply tests that I took in the summer of 8th grade?

I took some test in 8th grade. I know that some colleges only accept tests taken 5 years prior and i don't know if they will accept it or not (I took my test before the 5 years, but received the resul …

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How should I go about this?

Hey! for context I am a rising junior and I currently have a 3.7 GPA coming out of 10th grade. My dream school is SMU, this summer I plan on spending a lot of time trying to figure out the best possib …

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6 days ago
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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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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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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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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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