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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 can you get out of Early decision?

I'm a vary anxious person, however when I decide I like something I usually stick to it no matter. I want to apply early decision to my dream school but fueled by my anxiety I was wondering how you co...

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11 hours ago
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Don't know how to verify my ECs.

Hi! I'm an International student from Russia.

First of all, ALL my ECs and Awards are 100% true, I don't want to lie, and I want to colleges to see ME, not some imaginery picture.

But I don't know h...

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9 hours ago
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Work hours vs Volunteer hours

Would colleges value volunteer hours more than work hours? I was thinking about getting a retail job but I was going to join Key Club as well but I don’t think I can juggle both. Would I have better c...

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15 hours ago
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Will your 'intended major' at the university application hurt your chances of getting into that university?

Universities like Cornell, Harvard, Princeton requires that you declare your major in your sophomore year i.e. you get admitted with an undeclared major. So, will it hurt my chances if I chose a super...

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21 hours ago
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Will Independent Studies Affect Peoples Chances?

Hello everyone!

I was considering doing independent studies this year because the coronavirus is skyrocketing in my area, but I heard that colleges frown upon students who take it. Do colleges look a...

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a day ago
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Do colleges verify extracurriculars?

If an admissions officer spends on average 15 minutes per application, do they have enough time to actually verify extracurriculars?

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a day ago
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Senior with no Letter of Recommendation

Hi, so I am going into my senior year of high school, I moved here the summer before my junior year but unfortunately did the whole year online. This year will be my first year at this high school and...

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a day ago
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performing arts tour

I was told that you could take an arts specific tour at Skidmore College but I'm not sure how to sign up for one?

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a day ago
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What is it like at MIT?

Hi posting this here since there isn't an Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is my dream school, community on College Vine yet.

I'm thinking of applying to MIT this fall but I've heard...

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Rising senior: Is it too late to ask a teacher for a recommendation letter?

Last spring I asked my biology & history teacher for recommendation letters, but now I heard that it's best to ask at least 3 teachers (for supplements?). I want to ask my calculus teacher for the thi...

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2 days ago
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How to prepare for the International Mathematical Olympiad in grade 10?

How to Prepare for the IMO in your grade 10, where to start, recommended books, preparation help, etc?

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2 days ago
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Should I worry about sending my SAT essay scores?

I recently took the SAT and did well on the test itself. However, I got essay scores that were less than ideal. Is it possible to only send my Reading/Language and Math portions by omitting the essay ...

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2 days ago
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Application deadlines

Since common app s opening august 1st, for the colleges who just have the application on their website that still say 2021 deadlines, will they change too?

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2 days ago
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Does the College Vine chancing simulator take residence into account?

For example, for NC public schools, does the College Vine simulator look at NC residents differently than Non-Residents when thinking about chancing. NC schools are limited to 18% non-res and the rat...

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2 days ago
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Ivy League Essays

Hey Folks! Hope all is good at your end. With admissions season coming (and me being the first child to go through the process), I had a question. For Personal Statement essays, people say choose what...

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2 days ago
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I really want to transfer to University of Miami from FAU. When is the nest time to transfer fall 2022 or spring 2022

I want to increase my chances as much as possible. Also I want to write a strong essay and the topic is basically about what challenge did you overcome that made you who you are now and disciplined. P...

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2 days ago
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If you're applying out of state do you have to do college interviews

Now that covid is lightening up a bit I suspect that colleges will do interviews. I didn't know colleges still do them. Most of the colleges I'm applying to are out of state, and Im applying to 12 sch...

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2 days ago
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commonapp

I'm a rising senior (class of 2022), when should I make a CommonApp account?

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3 days ago
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Are Udemy/edX courses worth it? Do they help in admissions?

Hi! I'm a rising Junior in high school.

I want to stand out, like everyone else, when it comes to extracurricular activities. But unfortunately, I don't have any impressive or out of of the box ones,...

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2 days ago
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High School question

on r/appyingtocollege, UPENN AO conducted an AMA session and mentioned that your high school's profile matters and in my case, my indian school is a very big school but doesn't send anyone to the US, ...

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