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Did you know you can work with an advisor on CollegeVine?

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Wanted to share an exciting new feature on CollegeVine where you can find a college advisor that's right for you:

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so i'm not a united states citizen and im living in the united states due to my dad having a visa.

Do i have a chance in getting into a college? I'm asian/female by the way and i know that plays into my acceptance and i also know it's harder for foreigners to get into college here, anyways I'm goi …

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common app(?) q's

hi! so i am a rising senior and i'm a bit worried about my college app because of the lack of ecs'

so far i have done:

- working junior year (part time)

- tutoring w/ writing

- national art society (jun …

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Are AICE classes the same as AP classes?

Hello, I will be a sophomore when school starts in august again. As I'm filling out my profile, I see that there is no option for AICE classes. So I am wondering if AICE classes can also count as AP c …

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7 hours ago
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Can I apply without SAT or ACT in 2022-23 cycle?

I am Dibakar and I am from India.I live in Tripura state of India which is far away from mainland India.I have been a National level scholar in Physics Olympiad organised by SOF .Moreover,I have done …

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International Student planning on going to US for college

Hello. I am currently a student in their sophmore year residing in Australia. I go to a grammar school here, which is a school which you need to pass an exam to go into. I have tried the SAT on khan a …

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Extra Curriculars Advice Needed!

Hi, I'm a rising Junior and I have almost no extracurriculars except for taking an online course for pe credit and a student-led organization at my school- would it likely be affecting my college admi …

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I wonder if these extracurriculars are good enough for top 50 colleges?

I'm a rising senior and is worried by the fact, most of these activities are done either this summer or in the fall. Half of these extracurriculars are projected for when I submit applications by Dec- …

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13 hours ago
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Will elite colleges understand a lack of ecs because of COVId.

In ninth grade year, I was basically stuck inside all day and due to strict parental restrictions, wasn’t allowed to do any outside ecs. The only ec I did was poetry as a hobby online. Will elite coll …

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16 hours ago
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Duolingo as an EC?

Hi so I started doing duolingos French course because I have always wanted to learn the language and it’s something to do over the summer. My school does not offer French and I was wondering if doing …

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Will colleges care about Covid?

Covid began for me in 8th grade and continued until the end of 9th grade. During that time, I basically did no Ec's (just did poetry on the side but no competitions or anything.), even though my grad …

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23 hours ago
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Junior screwed my GPA due to covid

Hello, I went from 3.2 to 2.66 by the end of my junior year due to covid and moving school 3 times, right now I wanted to pursue my education at the University of Houston after senior year I'm sitting …

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Can you record academic awards on your College Vine Profile?

Quick question- is there a way to record any academic awards you have won at your school here on College Vine? (I know you can record extracurriculars, but can you record something like an award for " …

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What do colleges think of Tech Schools?

I go to a very highly ranked technical high school and was wondering if this would effect me positively or negatively. For example, the fact that for 4 years I already have been working and learning i …

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Senior Year Course Selection (AP Stats vs AP Calc B/C)

Rising Senior is getting mixed message from her advisors, can anyone help clarify.

Academic Background: Straight A student, on a 6.0 scale has a 5.04 GPA, has completed 9 AP courses and the rest Hon …

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How do I get into the United States as an international student with gap year looking for financial aid ?

I am an international student from Nigeria. I completed high school(called secondary school here) in 2020. I am trying to get into a college in the United States with full financial aid. I have a 3.2 …

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Are Ivy Leagues worth the money?

I feel like Ivy League schools are so expensive for bad food, large class sizes, and bad rooms. What do you guys think?

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My school doesn't offer AP/IB/Honors classes; how will this affect me in the long run?

I study outside the USA. I'm finishing my 11th Grade. My school itself is very advanced in that it's a specialized science high school---all of its classes are more advanced than a "regular" high scho …

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Should ACT subject distributions match major?

I'm applying to be a biology major, but my ACT scores were better for the humanities sections.

For reference, my ACT distribution was 33 math, 33 science, 35 english, 35 reading

I'm just a little worrie …

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2 days ago
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How does working at a restaurant really compare to other great extracurriculars?

I have worked at this restaurant for 3 years and manager for 2 1/2 years (will continue to do so).

Time:Average of 28 hours every week (School time)

Average of 40 hours every week (Summer time …

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Good Extracurricular Activities?

I posted a question like this not too long ago, but things have been updates since then I was hoping to get more feedback on my extracurriculars. Are there any other things that I can do to expand my …

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