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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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Years lived in US (Common App)

Hi! I'm an international student from S.Korea.

I wonder 1 week tour can be a "live". There's "Number of years you have lived in the United States", should I choose 1 year or less, or 0?

And, in the appl …

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CLEP

Hey there! I'm currently in my second year of High School. I've been looking at the major maps of my future degree at the institute I'm interested in. Someone I know told me I should take the CLEP to …

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CollegeVine Chancing Calculator

I was skimming through my college vine chancing just now, and I'm a bit confused. When I go to "my list" and view all of my schools in a list form, my odds of getting accepted are higher. However, whe …

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Questions about scholarships "What's the process of getting a scholarship?"

Hi guys, I have a question about how scholarships work. What's the process of getting a scholarship? Do you just have to fill out the common application to your university and then they'll tell you wh …

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British student wanna do Neurosurgery in USA.

Hi, hope you’re doing well.

So I am based in London, UK. Studying psychology bachelors degree as a 1st yr student. My career plan is to become a Neurosurgeon. I am currently 20 and will finish my bach …

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6 hours ago
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Common App counselor GPA report

Hello! I'm an international student from S.Korea.

I have an one year elder who applied US universities via Common App. Teachers who helped him to apply told me that my counselor should report GPA using …

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6 hours ago
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Hello, how can I get a striking introduction in my essay

I just graduated from high school.

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7 hours ago
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How to write my ECs?

I have made dozens of programs for last 2 years. I want to write this in Common App "Activities." Do I have to combine all of programmings into just one activity and describe "made a lot of programs" …

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7 hours ago
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I'm in 8th grade. is it to early to start thinking about college?

I've been looking at colleges for a long time since 6th (i also have a 3.0 gpa is that good?)

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8 hours ago
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Tips on getting into an Ivy League without perfect grades?

This is probably a silly question, but does having a B on my transcript and not being in the highest math level significantly impact my chances for admission? (Particularly in comparison with my schoo …

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IB Grade Boundaries

What are everyones thoughts on the May/Nov 2021 grade boundaries for IB, do you guys reckon November 2021 will be as low at May 2021 or not?

Some boundaries were lowered by like 10%, do you think this …

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what to do if your school isn't recognized by the colleges you're applying to.

I (10th grade) go to a small classical private school and there is no club activities offered, and no chance of making one. There are eleven high-schoolers and no ap classes available. I'm aiming for …

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Can I take the AP exams without having it taught by my school?

( 10 grade) I didn't do anything in my freshman year of high-school, so I am taking AP courses this year. My school is a small classical school that isn't recognized by the College board; I was wander …

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2 days ago
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Financial Aid for international students

In my college application, as an international student I was asked only once if I was to apply for financial aid. I said yes. Is that it? Don't I have to submit any form or anything?

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Is it better to use one of the non-general prompts for the Common App Personal Essay?

I'm approaching the final revisions of my Common App Essay, and I've realized that my essay sorta fits some of the prompts, but I didn't write it specifically for those prompts so nothing is specifica …

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2 days ago
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Not getting the expected grades

Hello everyone!

International student here. I will be applying to US universities with expected grades. A little bit of background. I am doing A levels and you can sit in your A level exams in two sess …

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does an A- in math affect a maybe pre-med?

hey,

i am in a dilemma. I love science, but I'm not great at math. Does this put me in a bad spot as a hopeful pre-med?

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2 days ago
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Does this count as a hook

I hear people saying hooks(first gen) are a great deal as they increase your chances by a lot. I asked my counselor and he told me that I was the first student to even apply to universities in US in o …

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Do I still have a strong chance of getting into my safety schools if my grades are good but my essay isn’t special?

-senior in high school

-safeties in particular are Iowa University and CU Boulder

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Who qualifies for full-tuition scholarships?

I have a friend of mine who I found out got a full-tuition ride to two schools. I coincidentally applied to the same schools, but only got 1/2 tuition. I know for a fact that I have a higher rank and …

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