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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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passport

can i get a passort for free. i want to waive the fee. im live in bangladesh and i recently saw that passport fee is hardship for me to afford , do you have any advice for me

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I lost motivation and no longer know how to answer a prompt. What do I do?

8. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?

I've been working on my UC essa …

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Academic classes / grades section...

Hi. I posted this question during tonight UC event (thank you for having such a great event). But hoping someone can answer. I took a class that was 1/2 year long. I took it first semester. When I …

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Brown Pre-College Alaska Trip

I am in 11th grade right now and I was wondering if anyone knows about the BEL Alaska program through Brown University. I am interested in attending and applying but am curious if it is worth the mone …

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Chances for the Wharton School/Huntsman Program

Hi!

If my chances for UPenn are 29%, could I predict my chances for acceptance to Wharton or the Huntsman Program? If so, how could I do that?

Thanks so much!

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Can I get accepted without APs?

I am an international high school student from India. My school is affiliated with the CBSE board and it doesn't offer AP classes and exams. As I have no APs, are my chances reduced?

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National Student Leadership Conference

I received an invitation from the National Student Leadership Conference and was wondering if the program is worth the money, and if the experience is worth it. I just wanted to see if anyone else has …

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Course decision High school

I'm a senior and i decided this semester that i want to go into the medical field. next semester I have a couple open classes should i load up on med classes or take another AP? what are your thoughts …

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What were your acceptance chances for top schools?

I am currently a junior and was wondering how accurate the prediction was. My top choice currently is yale and it is telling me a 27 percent, does that seem a little low? Other schools like Dartmouth …

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17 hours ago
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How hard is Precalculus Honors?

I'm taking Precalculus in 11th grade and Calculus in 12th because I'm 1 year ahead in math. Algebra I, which I'm taking in my 8th grade year, is pretty easy and I like it, but I do know these are two …

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bank statement

i thinking to apply to some usa university. they want to show my bank statement what should i do. i dont have anything on my bank so how can i do about that statement. there is none who can gave me mo …

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GPA dropping for mid-year reports

I am 9th of my class and have a high GPA since I have always had A's. However, I do not think I can get an A in Spanish this quarter because I had to jump from Spanish 2 to Spanish 5 for IB. Should I …

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Reason for transferring high school

I'm an international senior applying to college in the US this year.

I'm not sure whether or not I can write about my depression(I overcame now) and former high school academic level in the reason for …

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Are UC PIQs supposed to be creative writing?

I've heard both that UCs want you to "show, not tell" but also that UCs want you to just tell them directly your answer to the prompt. I'm really confused by this. I have no idea what the UCs are look …

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How do dorms work for transgender and non-binary college students in California?

This is really question for co-ed schools only - I don't think a single gender school would work for me.

Are there widespread guidelines for students like me? Are we allowed to self-define our (a)gende …

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Is there a Difference Between Advanced Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts at the High School Level?

I'm choosing my high school courses as an 8th grader and I'm wondering if there is any difference in Advanced Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts in high school. I'm currently taking it in middle school, …

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Should I submit a portfolio or not?

For me, theater is my most important extracurricular, and it could be considered my "spike". However, I do not intend to have theater/acting to be my main major. For most colleges, it is either my sec …

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Should I take English I (Honors/GT) and English II (Honors/GT) as a Freshman and Sophomore in High School?

I'm an 8th grader as of now, and I'm looking for help on deciding my high school classes. I'm thinking about taking English I (Honors/GT) and English II (Honors/GT) as a Freshman and Sophomore in high …

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HOW OLD WILL YOU BE WHEN YOU GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL?

I've been reading and responding to posts from some students who say they are going to be 15 when they graduate from high school. That seems really young to me. I thought most high school seniors are …

 
 
 
 
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Can someone explain the Harvard Admissions Process?

-How does the Harvard admissions work based on the admissions case?

-How much would being a URM(black), a girl, Restrictive Early Action, good LORs, and good Personal Essays boost my chances?

Also, can …

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