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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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5 hours 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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18 hours ago
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Passion project idea for upcoming psychology major

Hi! I need some easy passion project ideas for a prospective psychology major. I'm an upcoming senior so it has to be fast and easy to do

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Can I get scholarships in any USA mid tier university without any kind of English proficiency test?

Hey, I have a weighted GPA of 5 and an unweighted GPA of 4. I'm involved in numerous extracurricular activities, I hold a position in a non-profit organization, I've done various volunteer works with …

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2 days ago
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How do I improve my chances of getting into an Ivy?

I'm currently a rising junior, and I'm honestly terrified about my future. For both freshman and sophomore year, I wasn't really trying in school, resulting my grades to drop and me not having any act …

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2 days ago
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What are my chances of getting into UCLA and UCB

Hello, my UC gpa unweighted is a 3.89 and my weighted is a 4.79. Some of my extracurricular’s include writing and publishing a book, starting an organization, class president for two years, helped p …

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3 days ago
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I am attending an early college program..will it help me get into top 10 schools?

I am 15(F) and entering my sophomore year in an early college program. The cool thing about my program is that I graduate high school this year, and for the next two years of school (11th and 12th), …

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4 days ago
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Do AP classes make a big difference in applications?

Hi everyone, I’m a student from Canada looking to apply to schools in the US (All UC’s, T10/20’s, UH Manoa).

My school doesn’t offer any AP or honours classes. We have grade 12 science and math course …

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4 days ago
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Questions about the DET (Duolingo English Test)

I just received my score back from DET with a 155 (out of 160) first try. However, I have two more credits/test attempts remaining (I bought a 2-test set and Duolingo for some reason gave me another f …

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4 days ago
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How much money is good enough to impress colleges?

I have started a nonprofit organization where young people help prevent abuse and support victims by raising money, contacting legislators, and more. I am deeply passionate about this cause and am cur …

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4 days ago
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What level tier should I aim for?

Hi!

I am a rising senior and am so scared that I won't get into a good school :(

I would like to know what I should realistically aim for.

My stats:

GPA: 4.04 UW, 4.64 W

APs: 4 (as of now; 7 by the end o …

 
Ivy/T10
36%
 
T20-T30
59%
 
T50
0%
 
T100
4%
Poll closed22 votes
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4 days ago
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Reusing essay prompts

The Texas A&M Prompt is "Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?". Because Texas A&M doe …

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4 days ago
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Should i drop this class with a withdraw; would it affect college admissions

currently, I am a junior heading into my senior year of high school. I have a 4.2 Weighted GPA 3.8 unweighted GPA and I am eight ranked in my class. I have a hard decision to make. I decided to take b …

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5 days ago
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Converting into nonprofit?

Hello everyone. I recently organized a bootcamp organization(?) with some people that offers free bootcamps to teach people introductory AI concepts such as CNNs, NNs, CV, LLMs, linear algebra in ML, …

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5 days ago
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Extracurricular and resource tips/suggestions?

Hi! I'm a seventh grader in a very very very competitive school (HCHS in NY). I have no idea what to do for extracurriculars, and would love suggestions for them, tips and tricks, and resources! I am …

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5 days ago
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What tier am I really?

I keep seeing this here, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm mostly aiming for military due to patriotism, but still keeping my options open for a civilian path in bioengineering/chemical engineering …

 
T20
77%
 
T40
0%
 
T100
0%
 
Military only
22%
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5 days ago
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[POLL] What level tier of schools should I aim for?

Hey y'all I saw someone else do this. Here are my stats.

Academic:

(1) 3.8 unweighted/4.3 weighted (a lot of family problems sophomore year)

(2) Graduating with 17 APs and 10-11 honors under my belt.

(3) …

 
T10
43%
 
T20
31%
 
T30
12%
 
T50
12%
Poll closed16 votes
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5 days ago
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What level tier of schools should I aim for (e.g., Ivy/T20 vs T50 vs T100, etc.)

Hello everyone! I just finished junior year, so I am a rising senior. I would like to know what you think I should aim for realistically.

I don't exactly have the best stats.

As of now, I have (end of j …

 
Ivy/T20
14%
 
T50
57%
 
T100
21%
 
(Other [or under T100], please comment)
7%
Poll closed14 votes
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6 days ago
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Is there a chance I could get into a college without all the required HS coursework?

I'm planning to major in music composition, and a lot of the colleges I'm looking at require 2 years of foreign language. I have 1.5 years of Mandarin from my freshman and beginning of sophomore year. …

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6 days ago
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AP scores

Hi

I am intending to apply as a History major and applying to the Ivy Leagues

I see that Yale has a test flexible test policy (they allow you to submit AP test scores in lieu of SAT/ACT)

I received a …

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7 days ago
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Campaign Intern

Hello,

I have the opportunity to intern for a campaign for the House of Representatives or for a Senate Campaign. My question is two-fold:

1. I intend to major in CS or Business, would being a campaign …

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