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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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Should I subit my SAT scores for Northwestern ED?

I got 1450 on my Oct SAT and I plan to apply to Northwestern under ED. Should I report the score or not? Any advice would be appreciated!

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Can my recommender use Online Translator for the letter?

Yes, I know it may sound very unreasonable. But I have no choice.

My counselor completed to write my LOR whose length is about one and half page of A4. It's in Korean. I searched for translation servic …

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10 hours ago
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SAT score

Hi,

If I have sent my SAT scores to colleges already but I don't want them to count that as a factor. Is there any way to do this?

Thank you!

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14 hours ago
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pros and cons of giving an undecided major

what are the pros and cons of giving an undecided major in my application?

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14 hours ago
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If I write one of my UC essays about singing, and then another one about my choir leadership experience...

Would that be redundant? I would like to write about my choir leadership position and how I stood up for one of my peers but I am also writing about the importance of singing in my life. Would the adm …

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16 hours ago
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Will my Jr year prove to some more competitive colleges my worthiness?

In my freshman and sophomore years, I did not do great. My freshman year, I had a 2.6 weighted, and my sophomore, a 3.3 weighted. These are nothing special.

However, in my jr year, I scored a 4.0 GPA, …

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22 hours ago
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Test optional and SAT

Hi,

I have two questions:

1. I have a 1400 SAT, and the college board says that it is 97th percentile. But when I look at the percentile vs scores chart, I see that the 97th percentile score comes betwe …

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18 hours ago
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Chess Club

So I am a beginner at chess. I joined chess.com which is an online form of chess. I started doing the US Chess Federation club and I'm going to be doing an online chess match this weekend. I'm not exa …

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21 hours ago
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Should I add on my UC Activities list that I was a teacher's aide for my French Teacher?

My extracurriculars are mainly choir-based and I was wondering if it would make my list seem better but I can't find anything online that tells me that it would be a good choice for me to do.

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a day ago
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How would I go about calculating my GPA that will be shown to colleges?

When I go online and look up a GPA scale, it has a difference from my school. What would be considered a C- at most schools is a D+ At my school. Basically, the grading system is harder. I'm trying to …

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Employment

I used to worked as an Assistant at my relatives workshop and warehouse and sometimes shop also , my question is that is it worth mentioning it into my admission profile ?, does it have any significan …

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Extracurriculars

I go to a school that doesn't offer many EC's, considering I have ten people in my sophomore class. Will this be a problem if I plan on applying to some of my "reach" schools? My grades aren't perfect …

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Should I submit my AP test scores to Ivy League schools?

I have taken 6 AP tests at the time of application but I have only gotten a 4 on 3 of them and 3’s or below on the other half. Should I submit my 4’s to selective schools? I know it’s not very impress …

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2 days ago
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Should I apply test-optional to MIT?

I want to apply to MIT, but I'm not sure if I should send in my SAT scores. I have a 1500 superscore (770 Math--730 Reading/Writing), but after doing some research, that would be considered below ave …

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I got a 104 in TOEFLBANK AI scored test in the beginning of rising 10 summer break. Is that good?

I didn't specifically study for the test before taking it. I just did it to test my abilities and I got a 104.

I got almost full marks in Writing (9.5/10) and Speaking (14/16).

I'm continuing to work o …

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Just to be honest! Asking out of curiosity what I have done during my application last year! I need everyone's opinion

In previous years I have submitted everything to my counselor's part like a recommendation and edited academic results. I did edit my academic results and I've ranked myself like 2nd in 9th grade and …

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2 days ago
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Geometry

I am in 8th grade and taking Algebra - I. What pathway can I take to be able to take AP Calc classes by my sophomore year? Should I take geometry in the summer before my freshman year?

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2 days ago
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Will UMaine accept my application even though I didn't take Algebra II?

I'm currently a junior at an online private school and I have taken pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and consumer math. One of the schools I'm applying to, UMaine, requires Algebra II when applying. Their a …

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2 days ago
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Does Upenn accept Cambridge Advanced English tests?

On the official site of the University of Pennsylvania, they write about proving your English proficiency level, but the CAE test is not listed among the accepted tests. So, does it mean I have to tak …

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2 days ago
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Predicted Grades

I just starting A levels yesterday (it was delayed due to pandemic). None of the lecturers know me and I don't even know all. I contacted Harvard undergraduate help and they said I should send predict …

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