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May 2022 Chancing Updates

Hey everyone!

I’m Matt -- I do data science here at CollegeVine and have been around in the past talking about some of the methodology behind our chancing model (In addition to name dropping Carleton C …

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Did you know you can work with an advisor on CollegeVine?

Hi all!

Wanted to share an exciting new feature on CollegeVine where you can find a college advisor that's right for you:

Check out the Find an Advisor tool here: https://www.collegevine.com/experts

Let …

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The College Essay

What are some good topics to write about in college essays? For me, it seems like I'm trying to sound different when, in reality, I'm exactly the same as everyone else. I have a very competitive tran …

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3 hours ago
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Are honor societies worth it? What honor societies are the best to apply to?

Hey guys,

I'm a rising sophomore this year, and I missed the deadline for NHS. I was wondering if honor societies are really worth it and if there are any honor societies that majorly boost your colleg …

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5 hours ago
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What should I do

Hi, I am a rising Senior, with a GPA of 1.75. I really want to go to college. I have multiple reasons for my gpa ending up like this. My Freshman year was the worst, I didn't go to school the first q …

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9 hours ago
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GED, financial Aid, etc questions

Hi, I’m thinking about applying to a 4 year college but I don’t have a traditional school environment?

I left home after junior year and Ive been staying with a friend so im not sure how to apply for f …

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Can I get into an Ivy league?

I am a Indian student studying in a small private school in a small city.

I am In class 10th and have a GPA OF 95 (out of 100 scale) In 9th, aiming for getting around 95 in 10th too.

Extracurriculars.

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20 hours ago
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How do you answer a career goals question?

One of the essay prompts for Embry-Riddle University asks about my career goals with a 250-word limit. This is different from all the essay prompts I have seen and am not sure how to approach this. An …

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23 hours ago
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Will a upwards trend in junior year show very selective/ competitive colleges that I can handle course rigor?

The answer to the question seems obvious but I'm wondering if the answer would change depending on my particular circumstance. My grades in freshman year were pretty good with only one B for both seme …

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a day ago
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Extracurriculars for investing??????

Does anybody know of any stock/investing programs or EC ideas? I feel like all there is are stocks games, and self education websites.

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a day ago
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Do I have to apply in high school if I plan on going to community college

If i plan on doing my associates degree at community college, do i send a college application during senior year or just when i plan on transfering to four year?

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a day ago
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Gpa

I ended my junior year with a 1.34 gpa overall. If I were to get a 3.0 or close for all 4 quarters of my senior year is it possible for me to go to a 4 year college?

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2 days ago
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Can you list a competition you didn’t compete in but qualified for?

My team passed the preliminaries of a JROTC competition. We were in the top 40, but we couldn’t compete in the competition because our instructor got COVID. Can I still list this on my college resume?

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2 days ago
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Vanderbilt vs Duke

I’m trying to decide if I should apply to Duke or Vanderbilt ED and I’m trying to weigh the pros and cons. I have a 13% chance at Duke and a 26% chance at Vanderbilt but I like them equally

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2 days ago
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What is a good format for my email that I can use for college applications?

I've tried firstname.lastname or vice versa but it's already taken. I'm also not sure if numbers are okay.

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2 days ago
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How much can cumulative 3.67 gpa raise?

I ended my sophomore year with a 3.67 cumulative gpa. I'm taking two ap classes next year. What would my gpa be if I get straight a's in junior year

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3 days ago
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Any internships or opportunities I could do in the summer?

Hello there,

I'm going to be an upcoming senior this fall, so during the summer, I was wondering if there are any open internships, volunteering, or any opportunities (competitio …

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2 days ago
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AP credits

Just curious to know how many college credits people generally complete during high school that are actually applicable to their major.

 
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Is this recommendation letter worth it?

Context:

I was placed in foster care for essentially the entirety of my freshman and sophomore years; for my sophomore year, I was placed in a town called Boys Town, Nebraska, which is a very well-know …

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3 days ago
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How do I start a research project?

I’m looking to work on a long term research project during high school involving neurobiological science, but I’m not sure where to start. If I want to do independent research or intern with a profess …

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3 days ago
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What to do over a gap year? And is a Gap year a good idea

Because I’m moving to a new state/school for my senior year, I’m considering taking a gap year to get myself into the right mindset for college because I don’t feel ready ?

How would I go about this? L …

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3 days ago
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Can my chances get higher if my senior year is really good

In my freshman year of highschool I got a 2.25 gpa then in my sophomore year I got a 0.62 and then in my junior year I got 1.15. I was wondering if I did the best like a 3.0 or higher my senior year w …

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