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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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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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5 hours ago
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Passion project idea for upcoming psychology major

Hi! I need some easy passion project ideas for a prospective psychology major. I'm an upcoming senior so it has to be fast and easy to do

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18 hours ago
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Can I get scholarships in any USA mid tier university without any kind of English proficiency test?

Hey, I have a weighted GPA of 5 and an unweighted GPA of 4. I'm involved in numerous extracurricular activities, I hold a position in a non-profit organization, I've done various volunteer works with …

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How do I improve my chances of getting into an Ivy?

I'm currently a rising junior, and I'm honestly terrified about my future. For both freshman and sophomore year, I wasn't really trying in school, resulting my grades to drop and me not having any act …

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2 days ago
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What are my chances of getting into UCLA and UCB

Hello, my UC gpa unweighted is a 3.89 and my weighted is a 4.79. Some of my extracurricular’s include writing and publishing a book, starting an organization, class president for two years, helped p …

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2 days ago
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I am attending an early college program..will it help me get into top 10 schools?

I am 15(F) and entering my sophomore year in an early college program. The cool thing about my program is that I graduate high school this year, and for the next two years of school (11th and 12th), …

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3 days ago
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Do AP classes make a big difference in applications?

Hi everyone, I’m a student from Canada looking to apply to schools in the US (All UC’s, T10/20’s, UH Manoa).

My school doesn’t offer any AP or honours classes. We have grade 12 science and math course …

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3 days ago
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Questions about the DET (Duolingo English Test)

I just received my score back from DET with a 155 (out of 160) first try. However, I have two more credits/test attempts remaining (I bought a 2-test set and Duolingo for some reason gave me another f …

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3 days ago
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How much money is good enough to impress colleges?

I have started a nonprofit organization where young people help prevent abuse and support victims by raising money, contacting legislators, and more. I am deeply passionate about this cause and am cur …

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3 days ago
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What level tier should I aim for?

Hi!

I am a rising senior and am so scared that I won't get into a good school :(

I would like to know what I should realistically aim for.

My stats:

GPA: 4.04 UW, 4.64 W

APs: 4 (as of now; 7 by the end o …

 
Ivy/T10
36%
 
T20-T30
59%
 
T50
0%
 
T100
4%
Poll closed22 votes
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4 days ago
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Reusing essay prompts

The Texas A&M Prompt is "Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?". Because Texas A&M doe …

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4 days ago
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Should i drop this class with a withdraw; would it affect college admissions

currently, I am a junior heading into my senior year of high school. I have a 4.2 Weighted GPA 3.8 unweighted GPA and I am eight ranked in my class. I have a hard decision to make. I decided to take b …

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4 days ago
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Converting into nonprofit?

Hello everyone. I recently organized a bootcamp organization(?) with some people that offers free bootcamps to teach people introductory AI concepts such as CNNs, NNs, CV, LLMs, linear algebra in ML, …

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4 days ago
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Extracurricular and resource tips/suggestions?

Hi! I'm a seventh grader in a very very very competitive school (HCHS in NY). I have no idea what to do for extracurriculars, and would love suggestions for them, tips and tricks, and resources! I am …

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4 days ago
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What tier am I really?

I keep seeing this here, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm mostly aiming for military due to patriotism, but still keeping my options open for a civilian path in bioengineering/chemical engineering …

 
T20
77%
 
T40
0%
 
T100
0%
 
Military only
22%
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4 days ago
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[POLL] What level tier of schools should I aim for?

Hey y'all I saw someone else do this. Here are my stats.

Academic:

(1) 3.8 unweighted/4.3 weighted (a lot of family problems sophomore year)

(2) Graduating with 17 APs and 10-11 honors under my belt.

(3) …

 
T10
43%
 
T20
31%
 
T30
12%
 
T50
12%
Poll closed16 votes
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5 days ago
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What level tier of schools should I aim for (e.g., Ivy/T20 vs T50 vs T100, etc.)

Hello everyone! I just finished junior year, so I am a rising senior. I would like to know what you think I should aim for realistically.

I don't exactly have the best stats.

As of now, I have (end of j …

 
Ivy/T20
14%
 
T50
57%
 
T100
21%
 
(Other [or under T100], please comment)
7%
Poll closed14 votes
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5 days ago
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Is there a chance I could get into a college without all the required HS coursework?

I'm planning to major in music composition, and a lot of the colleges I'm looking at require 2 years of foreign language. I have 1.5 years of Mandarin from my freshman and beginning of sophomore year. …

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6 days ago
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AP scores

Hi

I am intending to apply as a History major and applying to the Ivy Leagues

I see that Yale has a test flexible test policy (they allow you to submit AP test scores in lieu of SAT/ACT)

I received a …

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6 days ago
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Campaign Intern

Hello,

I have the opportunity to intern for a campaign for the House of Representatives or for a Senate Campaign. My question is two-fold:

1. I intend to major in CS or Business, would being a campaign …

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6 days ago
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Will I get in anywhere?? pls help

I have a 3.4 unweighted and a 3.7 weighted gpa. 1180 sat score and by the end of senior year I will have 9 APs and 10 honors classes. I have been a varsity swimmer for 3 years as well as swimming on a …

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