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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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Using art as a "spike?"

I'll be applying to mostly regular schools and several Ivies/prestigious universities, and I was wondering if my passion for art could be used as a focal point of my application? I'd say that I defini …

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2 hours ago
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How will this affect me?

Maybe I’m just being a little paranoid but in my Junior year of high school, I’ve gotten a C (75) in NC Math 3 Honors and a D (60) In Chemistry Honors.

I didn’t need Chemistry to pass or anything, so …

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4 hours ago
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ECs for international relations and law!

Hi everyone! I'm a high school student (about to finish my sophomore year) and was wondering where my extracurriculars stood and whether they need much more work or just a little. I've had trouble fin …

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4 hours ago
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Senate Page Program: Summer V.S. Semester

Hello! I am interested in applying for the Senate Page Program but am extremely split on whether to apply for the summer or semester program because each has pros and cons. For context, I would like t …

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5 hours ago
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What is the furthest I’ll be able to bring my gpa up?

I currently have a 3.3 gpa because of my freshman year and I’m entering my junior year in two months. I plan on doing regular decision, which means I have three semesters left to bring it up. I just d …

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15 hours ago
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Can I apply tests that I took in the summer of 8th grade?

I took some test in 8th grade. I know that some colleges only accept tests taken 5 years prior and i don't know if they will accept it or not (I took my test before the 5 years, but received the resul …

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20 hours ago
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How should I go about this?

Hey! for context I am a rising junior and I currently have a 3.7 GPA coming out of 10th grade. My dream school is SMU, this summer I plan on spending a lot of time trying to figure out the best possib …

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What should I do to better my chances? (UCs, Stanford, other T20s)

Rising senior in California.

Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

SAT: 1500 (710 English, 790 Math)

UW/W GPA: 4.0 UW/4.68 W, Valedictorian (small school)

Coursework: 11 AP Cla …

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2 days ago
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What should I do junior year?

Hii!! I'm a rising junior and I have the intention to go to a school that's good for a business major (Northeastern or Boston uni) but I struggle to meet their requirements. I have a 93.28% weighted a …

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2 days ago
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What should I do during my sophomore years?

So, I'm going to be a sophomore next semester and I'm trying to make sure I build a great portfolio over the next few years. That way I don't cram everything into my Junior and Senior years. So what k …

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2 days ago
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Will an B (Not B+ or B-) in a College Preparatory class affect my weighted or unweighted GPA? (Junior)

So, this is the lowest grade I've ever gotten. In my school, we use weighted scales, so a 5.0 scale. A full AP (98-100) is worth 5.0, and Honors, 4.5, and CP 4.0. I moved to my town in high school, so …

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2 days ago
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Can I use someone else's name in my college essay?

I am writing a college essay about a wonderful elderly woman I met and I'm not sure if I can use her name in my college essay? I'm not too worried about using her first name, Betty, but her last name …

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2 days ago
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How do I delete a question?

I am editing this question because I didn't mean to post it. How do I delete?

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3 days ago
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junior year courses & activities

Hi planning on majoring in History and applying to the T20s. these are the courses I am taking junior year...

1. apush

2. ap african studies

3. ap research

4. ap lang

5. ap psychology ( I don't know if I …

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3 days ago
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Letter of recommendation

I am currently aiming for ivy league schools, and was wondering if you guys had an opinion on this. I have both a science and math teacher's letters of recommendations ensured to be written, but I nee …

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3 days ago
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What in your eyes has been the most helping extracurrecular activite when applying to colleges?

I am still in highschool and would really love to know waht would be better to invist my time more in and what I should pick up or leave as it wouldn't be as important.

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4 days ago
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Some advice for my IB subject selection/Questions about AP and IB

Hi. I'm an international student and current high school sophomore(soon to be a junior). I've been attending a school with an AP curriculum for the past two years.

Standardized Test Scores:

Duolingo 14 …

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4 days ago
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How can I raise my ~3.5 weighted GPA to a 4.0 in Junior year

I'm currently a sophomore in high school and this year has been terrible for me. I have gotten C's for the first time in my second semester and it ruined my GPA (although it hasnt been calculated yet, …

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4 days ago
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Chance of getting into the schools?

Hi guys, I’m a dual enrollment student at George Washington University and I am working on getting my associates degree. My GPA is currently at 386 for college and my high school GPA is roughly 4.62. …

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5 days ago
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82% in CBSE boards good enough?

I got 82% in my senior year CBSE. I have heard than in extra information section I can explain my grades since I had to take care of my baby brother and my another brother who is a special child. If m …

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