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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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How do i double major and want schools of double major in finance or economics - applied math

how do i double major and do ivy league schools offer that

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Should I take the classes?

Since I read the social science program at my school, I only have 2 math courses and 1 science course. I live in Sweden btw, where we choose programs and not courses. Also, our high school is 3 years ...

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22 hours ago
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Recommendation letters

I am planning on applying to some competitive universities such as Duke, John Hopkins, etc. I am currently taking a one month long duel enrollment course taught by a community college professor. I fee...

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Target SAT score

I'm taking the SAT again this October when I will be a senior. My question is what should be my target score to be a competitive applicant? I have a 4.0 UWGPA, 6 AP classes and 10 Honors, but my EC's ...

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Low GPA

I have a 3.5 GPA because of COVID in Junior Year, I fell pretty low. My GPA was at 3.8-3.9 range. I did manage to get a perfect SAT score, so would that help? I am kind of terrified that I won't do so...

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Volunteer hours question

what if you weren't able to gain community service hour this year/over the summer, is it a red flag for me even considering the whole COVID situation and as a freshmen trying to apply for UCs in the f...

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What colleges expect?

I see people who do extraordinary ecs get into yale(my dream school). ECs which I can't do which really demotivates me. But, from collegevine and reddit sub, I get the vibe that these kids are like 99...

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Can my 3.2 become a 3.5?

I am a rising senior and originally had a 3.7 gpa before Covid however during this virtual year my grades took a drastic drop from mainly high A's to

low C's and B's. I know that it is probably not ...

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Is it possible for me to get into a good school with bad freshman year grades?

Hello, my freshman year was pretty tough. I was dealing with the pandemic as well as mental illness. My first semester started out with pretty high A's. I started to lose motivation for anything pr...

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What extracurriculars do colleges care about?

I have a 4.0 GPA and will have 5-6 AP classes and 4 Honors classes on my transcripts by graduation. I do not think this would get me into my reach schools (Harvard, Yale, and Columbia), but, being a s...

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Help with my ECs?

Happy to have any critics or help intended towards making a better applicant.

1) Captain of my school's football team; won tournaments; Played for DD u15

2) Write articles for my school's newspaper an...

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A question about ACT super scoring.

When I took the ACT, I got a 31 in math, 34 in reading, 35 in English, and a 36 in science as my highest composite score of 34. However, I want to increase my super score to a 35 by increasing my math...

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ECs rating criteria

This was left answered due to some reason. So, here it is again. I know there is a chancing system but my activities don't fall into any of the criteria. So, can anyone rate my ECs on chancing system ...

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How to improve ECs

I have a few extracurriculars and Im still working on boosting them, but what are some ways that I can get more involved and increase my ECs? Im especially interested in volunteering, music, and polit...

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Tips about majors & ec's!

1. What do I do about major if I have two interests?

Find a piece of paper and write both interests at the top (ie. business and health)

Next, make the subsections of each one that you are specificall...

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GPA VS ACT/SAT

I am a rising senior in an Early College and I have a 4.0 Unweighted GPA which is pretty good but when it comes to taking tests I don't do so well. I studied before taking the ACT but once the test st...

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Is psychology too popular of a major?

I really love psychology, but it seems like it's becoming one of the most common majors chosen...would that hinder me in any way? Also, I know of a couple different branches of psychology, but does an...

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Rate my ECs

I know there is a chancing system but my activities don't fall into any of the criteria. So, can anyone rate my ECs on chancing system tiering system also let me know if they are good ECs for T10 scho...

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Can I put track and field on my extracurricular list?

I started track and field this spring season, but I am not sure if I was able to say I was part of the team. In the first 4 weeks, I was there every day, but then I started to get busy because of scho...

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4 days ago
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Collegevine Junior Scholarship

Hi I recently won a collegevine junior scholarship (which I'm very grateful for) but while filling out the affidavit form it states that the social security number section is required. I don't want to...

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