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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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what are some well renowned extracurriculars for computer science

im a high school junior and im having trouble finding a tech related extracurricular to add to my college resume for a competitive computer science major, im looking for something online or in the sea …

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What were your estimates?

To people who got accepted to Harvard, Cornell, good schools, etc. what were your estimates on Collegevine for your schools?

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What are you supposed to do if your school has no ap or honor classes

I attend a Nigerian high school that doesn't offer any additional classes

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13 hours ago
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Do colleges calculate honors into your GPA when recalculating?

I have a 4.056 rn if only APs but if I include honors I have a 4.71?

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Not Sure if CollegeVine is the Appropriate Place to Ask

Hello.

I'm a senior and I just applied to Pembroke College at Oxford University (yes, the school in the U.K.) on October 15th.

As an international student, I didn't know how to apply to the university …

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Can I have my UC essays sort of play off each other?

My UC essays are quite good on their own, but only really shine when read as a whole. For example, I talked about being first-generation for my "challenge" essay but left a lot of the overcoming for m …

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23 hours ago
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who is a school councilor

hi

recently i had contact to english profiency test and want to get the fee waiver. they reply that i neeed to contact to a school councilor or an administratir.

so that thy will request them to gave me …

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Will dropping IB DP look bad?

I'm currently a junior in the IB diploma program, and I'm planning on dropping the program this upcoming second semester. I'm dropping not because of this rigor (though it is hard) but because what is …

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a day ago
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What percentage when chancing?

I know that Collegevine ranks your schools as Target, Safety, etc. but, what is a percentage I should look for when applying? 40%, 50%, and up. Also, is the simulator correct/around the range. Like, I …

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Are essays for the UC application all read by one admission officer or multiple?

I understand that within each of the four essays it’s very much encouraged to show a different side of oneself. However will the admissions officers be able to see that by reading all the different es …

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Do academic UIL events count as an EC?

I have done academic UIL events since middle school and I'm very passionate about what I do in my events. I try my best overall and I think this will help me strengthen my application because I'm stil …

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I need to add to my ECs list

I am in several clubs and have many volunteer hours, but I feel like I need just a few more long-term ECs to add, and I heard that some hobbies count.

First off, how and why do they count, and second, …

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Does graduating early (like at 14 or 15) make you seem more appealing to colleges?

Hi!

I am graduating from High School at 14/15. Right now I have a 4.0 unweighted GPA and 4.056 weighted GPA, 1500 SAT, 3 APs, 13 Honors, and okay (maybe a 3/4 out of 6 on the Harvard Scale) ECs. I have …

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2 days ago
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About my result on 9th and 10 grade transcript

Basically, I had to transfer to my school after giving my board exam in 10th grade, which is considered the same level as the O level, and then I had to reapply again and transfer to another school. B …

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TOEFL score for UC application

For UC application, does one need TOEFL score if one has done high school from a school in India with medium of instruction as English

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If I repeat a grade do I have to show all my report card or can I choose which to show?

I need help please I tried looking for answer to this question everywhere but I could not find any. The college I’m applying to wants report card from 10th to 12th grade. I have a full report for 10th …

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If I repeated a grade do I get to choose which ones to show to the colleges?

I need help please I tried looking for answer to this question everywhere but I could not find any. The college I’m applying to wants report card from 10th to 12th grade. I have a full report for 10th …

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3 days ago
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Do American Abroads count as International students?

I know that colleges usually split students up into an international and domestic pool, and its much easier to get in as a domestic student. If I hold an American passport but grew up and attended hig …

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I have only 1 extracurricular activity. What are the chances of getting in a good college

Im in a Science club

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