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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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9 months ago
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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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Is it possible to apply even before early decision?

According to common application and college websites , we can apply for early decision around November . I feel like it's too late ( practically the whole year would get wasted ) , is there a way I co …

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23 hours ago
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Strength of Extracurriculars on Admissions

Hi all!

I'm not too sure how admissions officers would view the strength of my extracurriculars list. I haven't been involved in any extracurricular for all 4 years of high school. However, I do think …

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a day ago
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Will it be a disadvantage if I have a really low GPA because it was converted from other countries?

I studied a year in Hong Kong during Freshman year, the grading system there is very different and a 70% is considered decent and the passing grade is 50%. I have an around 60% average so my high scho …

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a day ago
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Degree Program

My current school has a program where they offer enough Dual Enrollment classes to a point where I could earn an Associates degree by the time i graduate as a senior. I'm kind of worried about course …

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a day ago
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Do you think boosting my extracurriculars are good enough for most colleges right now?

I'm currently a high school junior and have taken dual enrollment courses in my freshman and sophomore years, and am currently taking AP classes as well. I have a weighted gpa of over 4.0.

My extracur …

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2 days ago
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Coding EC's?

I want to go into coding in the future, so I'm starting to relearn coding, but I'm afraid that I'm really behind. How do I show that I'm interested in coding? Are there any EC's you did for coding tha …

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2 days ago
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What should I do?

I’m a wrestler and I’ve received multiple athletic scholarships from NAIA, D3, and D2 colleges. The only chance I have of going D1 is at Michigan State University as a walk on. I would really like to …

 
 
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2 days ago
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How will a newsletter impact my Harvard Application?

Hi, I am a sophomore, and this summer, I am looking to start a newsletter highlighting my state's literacy levels and the efforts taken to combat low reading and writing skills. I want to go to Harvar …

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2 days ago
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Does taking dual enrollment instead of AP classes matter?

I am a sophomore in a dual enrollment program with my school, which means I will receive an associates degree and a high school diploma in two years. It may help with my question, but my high school a …

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2 days ago
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Which should I attend?

I have received these decisions till now: Hong Kong University, UC San Diego, Rotman Commerce, UCL, and Purdue. I have been waitlisted at UC Berkeley.

I want to work in investment banking and I also w …

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3 days ago
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College connections

I started Collegevine yesterday (April 16th, GMT +7), and was wondering about the 'connection system' on the website. I filled out every information including ECs, GPA, SATs, and other scores. I was w …

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3 days ago
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with the fafsa delay, can we expect a better aid offer if we continue to wait?

should we let colleges know our daughter's rank has improved from 11 to number 5?

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3 days ago
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How should I plan for college

I am a 9th grader and have determined a bachelor's degree is my goal. My main question is how should I prepare for college in terms of applying, GPA, financial support, and preparation for college. T …

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4 days ago
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What category of extracurricular does study abroad count as if it was during the school year rather than summer?

I participated in a study abroad program in Sevilla, Spain for my first semester of Junior year this year (September 12th to January 21st). While filling out my profile, I could not find a specific ca …

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4 days ago
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Good Extracurriculars during International Vacation (TL;DR: read the first 3 sentences)

I am traveling to China during my entire summer break to be with my family. Many of my teachers and friends have advised me to do something special while overseas to stand out in the college admission …

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4 days ago
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How are my Junior list for classes? (And do I need a English class?)

Hello!

I'm a sophomore and I have already registered for my junior year classes. However, I'm now starting to think if I should include an English class in my schedule. We need to complete three Engli …

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4 days ago
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What are good ECs for future Bio/PreMed Majors?

I am a freshman in hish school but the school year is basically over and my stats so far aren't good. I have a 3.6 GPA, (No SAT/ACT), and no extracurriculars whatsoever. Later this year I turn 15 and …

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4 days ago
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Is NYU test optional for juniors in high school?

I saw that on the website it said that NYU will test-optional policy for the 2023-2024 application cycle, does that include those applying to NYU in 2024 or not? As someone thinking of applying in the …

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5 days ago
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Can you raise a 3.4 to a 3.7?

I’m currently a sophomore with a 3.4 average. It’s lower than I’d like but I missed a significant portion of my freshman year due to health issues and surgeries and my schools handling of my absence w …

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5 days ago
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What to do when AP's aren't offered

My school doesn't offer AP or honors courses, and because of that, I'm at a disadvantage compared to other applicants. Are there outside programs I can try to do? Or will colleges understand that my s …

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