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How does karma work?
The system is simple: you receive karma (sort of like a credit) when you help others. If you're short on karma, you can do any of the following to earn more:
- 1 karma for each 👍 upvote on a question you post
- 1 karma for each 👍 upvote on an answer you post
if your answer is marked accepted
- 10 karma for reviewing an essay
- 10 karma if your essay review is rated 5 ⭐️
You can then use your karma to submit an essay for review or guarantee an expert answer on Q&A.
When uploading documents to Advocate, you are asked to enter your "desired cost" -- this is the one-year out-of-pocket expense you are hoping a given school will offer you. For example, your desired cost at Northeastern could be $18,000 per year. You are not asked to enter a net cost; we extract this from your uploaded aid letters automatically.
Knowing your desired cost is helpful in communicating directly with the admissions and financial aid office at colleges. It helps you be transparent about what works for you, allowing the schools to do everything possible to help you. I hope this helps!