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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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Can I test high enough to get into a good college with a 3.0 GPA?

I am a high school junior who has just started looking into colleges. I took the PSAT this year and scored a 1330, and I plan to take the SAT in May. I test well, but I often don't have the time to fi …

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I applied with my test scores

Hi. I wish I found this site sooner - but I already applied to my schools and I did not apply test optional.

Now I have found this site and all my top choices say I should apply test optional. It’s to …

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Can you retake the PSAT the same way you can retake the SAT?

I'm a sophmore and took the PSAT this year and although my score wasn't bad, it wasn't good enough to be considered for the National Merit. Is it possible to take it again next year, and if so, will …

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9 hours ago
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Am I doing enough to get into a good college?

I’m in the ninth grade, with a 4.0 uw gpa, I’m also first in my class rank. My dream school is University of Chicago or Boston University. I’m an officer in my school’s FBLA chapter and a member of th …

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6 hours ago
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Housing but I haven't accepted yet

I got accepted into my back up college but I won't know if I got accepted into my top college until march of next year. Do you think it will be okay that I wait to apply for anything for my back up co …

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Am I able to select biracial on my college applications?

I am a half white and half asian 10th grader.

I was wondering if on college applications they require you to select all that apply for race, or am I able to simply select biracial?

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Are a ton of hobbies good in college applications?

I'm in 11th grade with a 4.3 uw GPA. My dream school is the University of Maryland College Park or the University of South Carolina Columbia. I have a TON of hobbies that I currently practice and stil …

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8th grade junior college

I live in Texas and have the choice to start "college" at this program that is a advanced center for you to earn your associate's degree. I hope to get out of this less time I will have spend in real …

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Why do you think colleges are not posting their ED or EA application numbers?

Last year by this time, lot of colleges were inundated with a flood of ED and EA applications. Many like Colgate were over the moon to get so many ED apps. This year only UVA and Yale have updated us. …

 
 
 
 
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Could You Still Improve Your SAT Score?

I recently received my PSAT scores and was very disappointed in my performance. Is there still a chance to receive a very high SAT score?

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a day ago
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my psat

Im a 10th grader and I made a 1090 PSAT in October. Im hoping to make at least a 1370 my next turn in October 2022. Is this possible?

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23 hours ago
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Should I apply to NHS?

Hi!

So I am trying to decide if I want to apply to NHS. So all of my ec's are either tier 1 or tier 2, and I won't have space to put down being a member of NHS without removing one of my more meaningfu …

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a day ago
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Will a C affect my chances at getting into a good school?

I’m a current junior who as of now has a 4.79 w gpa and a 4.0 uw. I’ve had all As and A+s my high school career until this semester (first semester of junior year) in which I experienced extreme chest …

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Should I include this in my college applications (majoring in fashion design)?

Hello! I actually have a few questions rolled into one, but you can choose to address different parts if you'd prefer not to answer everything. For a bit of background, I am applying to some different …

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Do I State My Personal Info?

I am a 4.0 student and have always done good in school. One of the more frequent questions I get asked is what my motivation was and how could I encourage other kids around me to really try and focus …

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How can I improve my application?

Hi, I'm currently a junior with a strong interest in physics, but I don't feel like I have a very strong application. I've taken AP Human Geo, Ap European History (these two were prior to figuring out …

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Early Decision Question

So I am confused about early decision. If you don’t get into your school that you marked ED do you apply to other schools AFTER you find out? Or do you do all of your applications at once, and mark on …

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what are some extracurriculars that colleges really like?

I'm considering applying to Hofstra, Syracuse, and NYU. Currently, my extracurriculars contain a lot of community service and organization of non-profit charity events for diabetes, down syndrome, bre …

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What additional Extra Curriculars can I do to make my resume better?

I'm in 10th grade, my top and probably only relevant extra curricular are playing on a travel club team and being part of the Community Service Board at my school. What thing can I apply to either in …

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2 days ago
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is it bad to mention my personal information in essay

if i have to write an essay about myself and my hobby can i mention some personal information like the name of my youtube channel .

do that kind of information is bad for the admission? i think i shou …

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