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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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Adding a Counselor in common app

The school I study in currently doesn't have a counselor and the principal is not very approachable for me. Can I add a teacher as my counselor to add my transcripts and a LOR? or can my Counselor in

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Majors

Hey, a scholarship that I'm applying for accepts students who got accepted in business administration. The scholarship listed the universities that students must get accepted from in order to be accep

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Where are you from?

Are you a US citizen or an international student?

(I am an international student)

 
 
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What is Effectively Crosspromoting Your Apps?

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Building a strong profile for college admission

My student wants to do pharmacy in usa or be an environmentalist

Which profile building activities she should take up

Please suggest in details with kind of Intership, extra courses etc that she

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LOR from Sophomore teacher?

I did the first 2 years of High School in HS No. 1 and the last 2 years at another HS, say HS No. 2. Can I still ask for a LOR from my sophomore teacher at HS 1? Will that be seen as a strong LOR as a

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FREE peer essay review has been upgraded and replaced with Pay for Essay Review

This is a public service announcement. I have been telling CV members to use the Free Peer Essay Review over the past month and I just realized it may be a thing of the past.

I see only 2 options

 
 
 
 
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I'm questioning how collages will react to a drastic change in GPA

Recently I just moved to Chicago and transferred schools and have now started my junior year. After transferring my school set aside my GPA from my freshmen and sophomore year. I was told that the GPA

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Seniors, what's your college mix of reaches, targets & safeties?

Seniors, it would be helpful to the CollegeVine community to know what your mix of reaches, targets, and safeties are. Thank you

 
 
 
 
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IS French or AP Lang?

This year, I am currently taking four 4 AP classes, (Lang, Bio, World, Stats) and 2 honors classes (Pre-calc , Physics). The doubling up on science and math is normal at my school. Originally I was go

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Essay Writing Tips

So, in addition to the qualifications present in your academic materials, how has your academic, extracurricular, community service, or work experience shaped and prepared you to succeed in OHIO’s Col

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What is your dream school?

Just curious.

 
 
 
 
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HOW many colleges are you applying to this cycle? Thank you

For the benefit of all College Vine members, it would be helpful to know on average how many schools Seniors will be applying to this cycle.

 
I'll be applying to 5 or less colleges
10%
 
I'll be applying to 6 to 10 colleges
42%
 
I'll be applying to 11-15 colleges
29%
 
I'll be applying to 16 to 25 colleges
17%
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SAT Essay Score?

I took the SAT with essay in August of 2020 and was happy with my composite score but not satisfied with my essay score. Especially since I took the exam before AP Lang/Lit, I just didn't have the ski

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How important is 4 years of the SAME foreign language?

I have a question about foreign language for college admissions. I am not asking for the bare minimum requirements, what is recommended for higher-tier schools. Currently, I am in my junior year (I ma

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How to get into Amherst College as an international?

I am an international student, currently in my senior year. I plan to apply to Amherst for Early Decision (ED). However the requirements are quite unclear on different websites. How is the general pro

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Do I need to take accelerated science classes to get admitted to top business/finance schools?

I'm planning on taking physics, forensic science, biology and chem. I have a 3.9 GPA and I'm class of 2024. I'm also planning on taking college Marketing Concepts and Spanish 3 & 4 and 8 APs (Calc AB+

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Rec Letter Help

So I recently asked several of my teachers for rec letters and got my first response back today. I over shot (asked a total of 5 teachers) when I probably needed only 2-3. I just wanted to play it saf

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Honors College

Today I officially completed my first college application, however, the option to apply to that university's honors college is still available to me. I've been debating with myself whether or not I sh

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Expanding my Extracurriculars

I am having a hard time finding things to do to expand my extracurriculars. I also need volunteer hours, which is also something hard to find during covid. I live in a town with about 20-30 thousand p

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