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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help on punctuation errors

Hello, I need advice.

I submit my college essay and there was an accidental punctuation error such as this:

" .?I realized my voice was essential.."

All of my other sentences were grammatically correct, …

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2 days ago
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Why are online course so expensive?

I was doing some reseach b/c I was thinking about getting my mba and I shocked to find that some online grade courses are more expensive than traditional graduate class in the classroom.

I would think …

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Changes to Activity List

I have already submitted my application for my Early Decision school, but I just found out that there is a possible inaccuracy in the "description of leadership" section of the activity list. Is it ne …

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AB vs BC Calculus

Hi!

I have a question about Calculus, specifically regarding the Wharton School at UPenn.

This year, I am taking AB calculus after getting a B in precalc. However, a majority of other ivy-league applica …

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2 days ago
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Punctuation error on college app.

Hello, I need advice.

I submit my college essay and there was an accidental punctuation error such as this:

" .?I realized my voice was essential.."

All of my other sentences were grammatically correct, …

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Essay topic question

I plan to write my personal statement on my ethnic group and how its decline over the years has led me to pursue a career in international relations.

Would this kind of essay be too boring/commonly se …

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How much should students disclose about extenuating family circumstances?

How much should students disclose about exceptional family circumstances that affected educational progress/timeline (e.g. had to take time off)? Is it enough to say something like "significant family …

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Is it okay that I can talk about the bulling I faced because of my religion in the supplemental essay

The supplemental essay asks what change I'm going to make. As I'm an artist, I want to spread the true idea with my art and use my artistic sight to show my colleagues the true image and prove my inno …

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Can I reapply RD

I was wanting to apply to a college early decision but I was wondering if I got rejected ED could I reapply regular decision? This is my top school and if I could reapply I would add or remove somethi …

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