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Why does CollegeVine say I haven't reached the "academic requirements for this school" when I was chancing for Carnegie?


My academic profile: 3.9 Unweighted GPA, 35 ACT (35 English, 36 Math, 33 Reading, 35 Science, 9 IB Courses & 13 Honors courses (max at my school), 3 subject tests: 800 for Math II, 760 for both US History and Physics. Graduation year is 2022.

Anyone know why it says that I haven't reached the minimum academic requirements yet? Thanks!


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Hey @shreyd,

Thanks for writing in and explaining the results you're seeing about reaching the academic requirements. We are aware of the issue for some students and are in the process of making adjustments to the algorithm, especially now that the admissions process has changed at many schools due to COVID. We expect to release a version that also accounts for this new reality in the coming month.

In the meantime, I'd encourage you to focus on the individual breakdowns (e.g., GPA, ACT, SATII, Coursework) for the schools that you're interested in, and aim to be in the "strong" or "excellent" categories based on your demographic. That will mean you're in pretty good shape! Also, if you'd like your profile reviewed by one of our experts you could always attend a Profile Review livestream. Here's the next one:

Apologies for the inconvenience here. We hope to have the change out soon!


CollegeVine Support

Thank you!
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That really shouldn't be the case. I have almost the exact same stats as you and it lists me as a Hard Target so it must be a glitch. You might want to report it to College Vine.

Also what does it say about the ivies
It says the same thing, I just checked four of the ivies and they all said that I don’t meet the minimal academic requirements. I suspect the other ivies say the same. I’m emailing CollegeVine right now. Also, how accurate do you think the Chancing reports are in general?
It’s a algorithm and tends to overestimate your chances at elite public schools like UIUC and Wisc Madison but for ivies it should be fairly accurate but it is guesswork it doesn’t account for essays and the admission officer personality I’ve heard admission ppl may just discard half of a stack and it doesn’t account for automatic admissions such as K St and Iowa where you need x gpa x sat score but it’s the best available and that good nuff
Also demographics may cause an error try to put your gpa at 4 and see what it says
Also double check everything was entered correctly
Checked everything several times, changed values for ACT/SAT, changed GPA, tried everything really. I’ll try changing race
I’m stumped