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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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About DET score vs TOEFL scoreDuolingoenglishProficiencytestTOEFL

I emailed a few universities to see if they give equal weight to Duolingo and TOEFL. All colleges reply in a way that gives equal weight to both. When they compare two applications, I believe they def …

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What tier extracurricular would being a finalist at a math modeling contest(HiMCM) be?

I participated in a contest called HiMCM(https://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm/index.html) with a team of 3 people and our team got finalist in November 2020. This is a high school math mode …

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Can I get into Cornell College of human ecology even though my extracurriculars are focused on math and environment?

Currently, I am a senior applying for RD for Cornell University's College of Human Ecology, and my prospective major is Human Biology, Health, and Society.

My SAT is 1490, my GPA is 4.00, and I believ …

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11 hours ago
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Is NSHSS worth joining?

I got an invitation to NSHSS and I have read reviews saying this was basically a scam. Will this really help my future chances in colleges? Do I get legitimate scholarships? I want to know the informa …

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Drawing comic as an ec?

Right now I'm working on comic with my friend (a big one), but I'm not sure if it's gonna be out before January 1st, as it needs a lot of time which I'm lacking due to college apps. Can I still includ …

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Reccomendation Letter Advice

Okay so when I invite my recommenders, is it so that one LOR is submitted to all colleges? Can the same teacher submit different letters of recommendation depending on the college?

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Can I submit my December ACT scores when applying to Cornell for ED

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I am applying to Cornell for early decision. I have registered for the ACT in December. Will the college accept my December scores for the admission process or is it too late? Also, is there any wa …

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What if my school doesn't do grades? Will it lower my chances of getting in?

I am in a very peculiar situation, I go to a public school that does not do grades. I'm currently a senior at a small school. It is not a charter school and not private, we have a regents waiver. Inst …

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Picking the Correct Major

Hi! I am struggling with picking the perfect fit for me.

I am a very independent person and enjoy working with kids. I love graphic design and taking leadership. I also love social media marketing.

If …

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Feelings about College

How is everyone feeling about college? Personally, I'm a little nervous about being with people who I don't know but I'm goning to try to go into it with an open mindset to get the maximum amount of o …

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Test-Optional

Do I need to explain why I'm applying test optional in the additional information section of my application.

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Transferring Mid-Year

I'm a freshman in college and am really unhappy with the institution that I am at. I have applied to a different university as a transfer applicant. Unfortunately, I won't get an admissions decision …

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Should I apply test-optional?

Applying to a moderately selective (60% accepted), medium-sized public university in my state. I currently attend a good public high school.

My weighted GPA is between the 50-75th percentile of last ye …

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2 days ago
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MPA or MBA

I would like to pursue a career as a city manager or similiar in local government. I would like to get A BA from a good school and pursue an MBA or MPA. I have been set on MBA for so long but with my …

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Supplemental Essay

I am applying to a school with a supplemental essay with a word count restriction of no more than 500 words. My essay is currently 240 words. Is it okay to submit that essay (once edited) despite bein …

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Research Paper

I wrote a research paper in economics but it has not been published. I'm an international student. does that make it a good extra curricular activity to add to common app?

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do colleges value cumulative or individual GPAs more?

I am currently a senior, and my cumulative GPA is 3.8 UW, and 4.6 W. My course rigor is strong based on what my school offers. Below are my individual GPAs from 9-11th grade.

9th: 3.76

10th: 3.76

11th: 3 …

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How are my ECs?

Hello, I am a sophomore and I would like some input on my Extracurriculars. (I am trying to get into the best universities)

Academics:

Attend one of California’s most prestigious private schools, have a …

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What level is this activity at?

I've been a member of an open-source language corpus project called Tatoeba for over a year. And based on what I've done so far, I want to know which level I should rate this as.

My profile: https://ta

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Texas A&M Engineering

I applied to engineering at Texas A&M with early action, and I was accepted to the university mid-September. I know they say on their website engineering acceptances will come out by mid-December, but …

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