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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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Regarding Literary Analysis Paper.

Hello,

The university I applied for (honors college) has asked me to write a literary analysis paper(A full-length academic writing sample: 3-5 page literary analysis paper with a central thesis and st …

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International Student (odd situation)

Hello everyone.

Does anyone know how the admissions process is for international kids who are living in the US and go to a public school?

For example, I live in the US because of my father's job yet I' …

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15 hours ago
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What should I do about extracurricular?

Should I put the ones I'm doing now or the ones I've done in my four years in high school?

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Summer activities

Hey! I’m a freshman and I was wondering what summer activities are impressive. I am planning to study abroad in Rome before my junior year, but I don’t have any other plans over the summer- academic w …

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23 hours ago
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As an international student should I apply after A-levels(as in year 13) or in year 12

I'm going to be graduating in the UK and I don't know when to apply.

If I don't do A-levels then I would be part of the class of 2023 but if I do A-levels then I would be considered class of 2024.

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Is it better to apply with a specific major, a general major, or undecided?

Specifically, I know I want to go into biology. However, when I look at many colleges more people major as things like evolutionary biology, neurobiology, etc than general biology. I was wondering if …

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Extracurriculars that are original

I’m a freshman who attends a very small high school with little local opportunities, and I don’t really know how I can turn my interests into extracurriculars! I like writing, debating, and learning n …

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What is the most effective method of getting admitted after being defferred?

What should I be looking to do in the meantime to make my application more appealing while I've been deferred from my ED? Scholarships? Awards? Additional recs?

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Majors for Pre-Med

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I'm a freshman in high school and love planning for my future! My hope is to go to college on the Pre-Med track, and then Med School! I was wondering what major is recommended for pre-med. I've see …

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College app question?

Okay, so I wanna get into a college with either a journalism program or film and I was wondering what extracurriculars would look good to get into one.

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What kind of recs are the most effective?

I've received recommendations from within the schools I have applied to (from deans, professors, and alumni who have and haven't worked at the schools I'm applying to), and within both of my high scho …

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How much do Interviews and getting interviews matter?

Does it indicate at all the interest a school has or does everyone get an interview?

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extra-curriculars for biology and psychology

hi. im a freshman in high school and i'm not the kind of person who has their whole future planned out. i go with whatever happens. but i have started stressing out about college lately and as a fresh …

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Speech and Debate on CollegeVine

Hey, as a freshman who does speech and debate, I was wondering what category I would put it in... my guess is Non-Arts Competitions but I'm not sure... Thank you!

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How does an art portfolio factor into admissions chances?

Many of the schools I'm applying to require an art portfolio. Is there a way I can factor this into my college vibe stats? I think they are inaccurate right now because of the fact that the portfolio …

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If I make an Engineering project with the help of a guide would that still be considered impressive?

I was thinking of make an engineering project. I was thinking to make a 3D printer, but with the help of a guide. I don't know if that would still be considered an impressive feat. Even if it is not …

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How do colleges see AICE classes in comparison to AP/IB

I'm currently a junior in a Florida high school and will be fulfilling the requirements for an AICE diploma this year. I will have taken 7 AICE classes by the end of this year, and I was wondering how …

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Unique situation advice.

Hi, I'm currently a Sophomore in High School in a suburban-ish town that has about 200 kids graduate each year (200/200 btw). My school is not one of those fancy schools that always send one or two st …

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what if i got less scores in my 11th and 12th grade, but i have scored well in my ACTs and TOEFL exam ?

would that get me into stanford ??

I'm from cbse board - INDIA

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