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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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7 hours ago
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CLEP Resources?

Are there any CLEP books or study guides you can buy like you can for the AP tests? Specifically, College Algebra and Humanities.

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13 hours ago
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ECs for film & creative writing?

i'm looking to major in film & creative writing, but i'm having trouble finding extracurriculars and programs to get involved in.

I've found a few internships except they're all at least an hour away …

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2 days ago
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Need info for International admissions for under grad

Hi , I have the below questions can someone help me clarify ?

1) Does international student needs SAT score ?

2) Do we need to submit transcripts and if yes which grades do we need for student applying …

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3 days ago
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How early should I start preparing for applications as a future transfer student?

Online, a lot of schools have their transfer admissions and decisions really late, and the opening dates for when transfer admissions open is inconsistent, and I'm not sure how rolling admissions work …

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4 days ago
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Early Admissions Senior year + College Applications

Hi, I’m an upcoming High school senior and I am enrolled at my local college as an early admission student. I am currently trying to figure out the college application process for fall next year. By t …

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4 days ago
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How good is MEDscience@HMS on admissions?

Hey! I'm a rising senior looking to get into a BS/MD program or work on pre-med in undergrads. Now while this isn't the only thing on my app, I did go to a week-long med program for high schoolers at …

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5 days ago
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Can I go into a phd program right after my undergraduate?

I’m currently a senior in high school, and i’m trying to narrow down my what I want to do with my life basically. I’m majoring in psychology and aim to get my doctorate. However, skipping my masters w …

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5 days ago
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When should I start preparing for college?

I am from Argentina, I end highschool in december 2025. In USA I would be class of 2026. I decided to go to college in the US this same year, any advices? Everything is helpful.

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5 days ago
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How Should I Schedule My Courses?

I am going into dual enrollment this fall. One of the majors I am interested in at the University of Washington is Human Centered Design which the prereqs are: 3 quarters of chemistry, 3 math classes, …

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6 days ago
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Add small business to activities list?

Hello! I’ve been selling my clothing and other clothing for resale on a popular site. This takes about 1-3 hrs of my time each week. (I photograph, list, curate, shop, package, and ship). Is this a va …

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6 days ago
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Am I competitive enough?

I have a 3.91 GPA with 22 college credits and an associate's degree in business at 17. I have taken 4 AP classes and will take 3 more in my senior year. My SAT score is low (1390) because I have a se …

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6 days ago
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High SAT, LOW GPA.

Hi, I am an South Asian student in California coming from a semi-high income neighborhood, I moved around a lot before 7th grade and then COVID hit where I fell behind on Science & ELA due to bad teac …

 
Ivy/T10
56%
 
T20
43%
 
T50
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6 days ago
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Which category would Columbia Science Honors Program be considered?

outreach.engineering.columbia.edu/SHP (if you don't want to bother googling)

Just wondering which category it'll be in based on college vine's tiers

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7 days ago
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"Held Back" Effect Admission Chances?

I moved to the States from a country that doesn't speak English. So my parents put me back a grade before I started school here. I am a rising junior but was born in the winter of 2006 (I should be a …

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7 days ago
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Am I doing Enough?

Hello all, I am entering my Junior year and would like to know if I’m doing enough to get into Ivies. Here’s my profile:

Grades/Test Scores/: 3.99 WGPA (~3.8 UWGPA), high 1500 SAT (haven’t yet taken bu …

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7 days ago
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Considering the IB Program, but it’s at a different school. Will all my current extracurriculars not matter?

As a freshman last year, I started to try to put myself out at my school, for instance creating my school’s first Asian Student Union. This year (my Sophomore year) I am considering to apply for the I …

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8 days ago
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Common App Essay Topics?

Hi,

I'm going into my senior year which means writing my common app. One problem: I CAN'T PICK A TOPIC. Thus, I am here asking for opinions, are these too basic? Too boring?

1) Struggles with a chroni …

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9 days ago
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What to do with low GPA and high test scores after being held back for one semester

Due to various health issues, I failed most classes in my freshman year. I also had to do an extra semester as a freshman. My transcript shows 3 semesters for 9th grade and 1 semester for 10th grade. …

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9 days ago
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What kind of schools should I aim for?

Hey! I'm a rising senior in the bay area hoping to get ideas on what schools I have a shot at.

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GPA 3.94UW/4.14W

SAT: 1470 (730 math, 740 verbal), likely will raise to 1500 next time I take it

Rigor

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9 days ago
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Should I put family responsibility after my father's death in us application?

My dad's demise occurred during my sophomore year. After that, it became incumbent on me to earn and look after my mom and sibling. I did tuition and an internship. It was a hectic time, but I tried m …

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