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AMA with CollegeVine Co-Founder and CEO Zack Perkins

Hey everyone,

We're very excited about this one! Join us as CollegeVine co-founder and CEO Zack Perkins answers any questions you might have for him. Here's a quick intro from Zack:

"Hey every...

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Will not submitting TOEFL/IELTS score negatively affect my Harvard application?

I am an international student applying to Harvard this fall. Taking TOEFL/IELTS is a financial hardship for me so I have decided not to take it. Most of the other universities either accept the Duolin...

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10 hours ago
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Community college good for international student

I'm an international student. I planned to do my undergraduate in community college since its cheap and comes under my budget . After 2years of studying in community college, im planning to do my mas...

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16 hours ago
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Apply as Permanent resident or International student

Hi, I'm a transfer student from Korea who started attending an American high school since Junior grade last year. Sadly, due to the pandemic, I wasn't able to build my extracurriculars much in the US ...

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Difference between 2 majors

What's the difference between Business Admin and International Business degrees?

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20 hours ago
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Should I graduate early, wait until May?

Hey, I'm a rising senior for the class of 2022 and I have the option to graduate early in December. During the spring semester, I was planning on working full time to save up money for college, but I ...

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Advice for course rigor

I got put into the alternative course that I requested for my senior year and now I'm taking 5 AP classes even though I hoped for 4. It may be possible for me to get that class replaced with study ski...

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Common app vs. Coalition app

I have started applications on both of them, Which one should I continue?

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Could you guys help me figure what I have to do in high school to get into an architecture college

Hey I want to study architecture but I'm clueless on how to go about it. Which ap courses should I take? What extracurricular should I have on my application?

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a day ago
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Scholarship and financial aid

So after going through a lot of different unis scholarship criteria for international students, it has come to my attention that first up they look at you gpa and grades and then do a holistic review....

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If my desired major is not at a school I want to apply at, would I get rejected from that school?

I am applying at a school I really want to get into, but I was scared that I wouldn't get in because they don't have my desired major. I was going to choose another major that corresponded with the ca...

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2 days ago
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Highschool extracurriculars for a pre-law dreamer?

I am currently a freshman but want to go into pre-law for college. I am already in Mock Trial (and other clubs), and other suggestions that might fall into my pre-law interest?

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Transcripts

I have a 3.92 GPA(converted by WES) but as we know that colleges compare us to our own country and I lack in those context(compared to my countries average) but my school report card has additional st...

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Super Scoring

I’ve gotten my 2nd ACT scores back and on the 2nd I had a marketable improvement in a catergory but a decrease in another. So some what obviously I want to superscore. Is there any blog article or oth...

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2 days ago
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Is TOEFL really necessary?

I have heard that many top tier schools are looking at the SAT EBRW score in case we don't take the TOEFL. Would you recommend taking it? Note: I have my SAT coming up too and also it's expensive. I'm...

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Do essay prompts change every year?

I'm currently in 12th grade and will be joining college from fall 2022. I wanted to start drafting my essays. Do essay prompts of colleges and the common app change every year? (In that case, I'll wai...

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3 days ago
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Passion Project and Application Help

I am a rising junior and since it is summer I finally have time to start a passion project and work on building my college application. However, I have no idea where to start for a passion problem, an...

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3 days ago
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Is the TOEFL is a must or IELTS is accepted too? and what score is required?

this is because I'm an international student

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3 days ago
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Tips on College Supplemental "Why Us?"

I've heard from a lot of people and admissions officers that in the "Why Us?" supplemental, you shouldn't make it seem like the college is a stepping stone, like saying that it will help you get into ...

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3 days ago
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What Extra curriculars help a student stand out when applying to ivy league schools?

Grade 8 preparing for highschool and want to be ahead of the game.

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3 days ago
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How do I record that I took community college classes on my transcript?

I'm planning on taking multiple classes at my local community college this summer and I am not sure how it will help me. Does it go on my transcript or do I count it as an extracirricular? If it is co...

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