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Introducing CollegeVine AMAs!

Hey everyone, happy Friday!

June is finally here which means school is almost out for most of you. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the start of summer, we're just over two weeks away from its...

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Tips about majors & ec's!

1. What do I do about major if I have two interests?

Find a piece of paper and write both interests at the top (ie. business and health)

Next, make the subsections of each one that you are specificall...

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Rate my ECs

I know there is a chancing system but my activities don't fall into any of the criteria. So, can anyone rate my ECs on chancing system tiering system also let me know if they are good ECs for T10 scho...

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17 hours ago
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Can I put track and field on my extracurricular list?

I started track and field this spring season, but I am not sure if I was able to say I was part of the team. In the first 4 weeks, I was there every day, but then I started to get busy because of scho...

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11 hours ago
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Collegevine Junior Scholarship

Hi I recently won a collegevine junior scholarship (which I'm very grateful for) but while filling out the affidavit form it states that the social security number section is required. I don't want to...

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Any tips for the College Personal Essay/Statement?

I am a high school junior who is about to be a high school senior. I am working on my common app essay/statement and I need some tips and advice on how to write it. Thank you.

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Can I put Softball on my Extracurriculars List?

I was part of the softball team once but I have never played it because when I moved to this school the softball was already off season.

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21 hours ago
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Hi, my question to you is: how can I make my college application stand out?

My name is Marjan, I'm in grade 9th and I live in Pakistan!

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Attn: 10th/11th graders - The Chancing Engine's new outlook seems rather grim

Some of you may have noticed this, many of you probably are unaware so I'm posting this. This past week there has been an update to the chancing engine. And this one is a doozy! I'm not personally aff...

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Will my downward spiraling grade cause top colleges to consider less of my application?

Throughout my freshman and sophomore year, I have been a straight-A student; however, during my junior year, I had some difficult teachers and constant changes from remote school to in-person school a...

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How do I make myself stand out?

I work very hard but can't help feeling mediocre, especially as a mere freshman. I have always aspired to go to a top college but worry I'm not doing enough to differentiate myself from the average ap...

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2 days ago
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Does taking online courses (Coursera, edX) count?

So my school offers AP Psychology, but I've heard from many students and teachers that the teacher that teaches that course isn't good. I want to take online courses in subjects that I might be intere...

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How Many Extracurriculars Do I Need For The College Application Process?

Hello!

Extracurriculars have always been the aspect of my application that worries me. I'm currently an incoming sophomore and have, so far, *one deep extracurricular and am setting up for another bi...

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When do applications open?

I'm beginning to look at applying to colleges for fall 2022 and I cannot find any information about when applications open. I want to get started asap.

My current list is: UPenn, Rice, Emory, UNC Ch...

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2 days ago
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How are community service hours recorded?(URGENT!!!)

For community service hours, how do you get your hours recorded? Do you just tell your school you volunteered somewhere or...?

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2 days ago
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I want to study in USA but I am from Europe

Hello!I am from Romania but i want to study at a music/arts college in US. Unfortunately I dont have any siblings or friends there to gain information from so I wish you could give me some advice.. Wh...

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2 days ago
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Subjects I should take as a senior in high school

Hi! I am starting my senior year in high school, and I'm confused about my subject choices. As an international student, do I have to take English as a subject in school? Or would it be enough if I ju...

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Blog advice?

Hi everyone!

I'm really interested in psychology and mental health, and I really want to get involved in more activities related to the aforementioned topics. I've come across so many different socia...

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3 days ago
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Clogging everything in junior year?

I don't feel good about this because I feel like it is a huge jump. Junior year is the last year of high school that matters and I haven't got involved much with extracurriculars. I am currently done ...

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3 days ago
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Are my extracurricular good for top business/economics schools ie harvard wharton mit

I am currently doing

Blog writing (it a blog about black excellence, how to improve our community and make a change, and personal finance)

Investing (trading stock options, taking couriers courses on...

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Extracurriculars

I'm a rising senior and am looking to major in biomedical sciences or biochemistry(eventually get into the medical field). My stats and courseload are pretty strong, however, my EC's are relatively we...

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