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β€’ 10/11/2020 at 04:50PM

CV Chances Significant Decrease

Hi, when I initially joined CV my chances at schools like UCI, UCSD, UCSB etc were between like 50-60% due to my course rigor. Now after looking at the site once again the chances decreased significantly and all of a sudden my course rigor hadn't been good enough. Can someone explain what changed as well as whether or not I should even continue to rely on CV for these things? Thank you.

@CameronBameron10/11/2020 at 07:15PM [edited]

The CV is constantly tweaked due to changing circumstances in the admissions process. Perhaps this has something to due with the fact that all UC schools are test-optional with the future intent of them being completely test-blind to SAT and ACT scores meaning they won't look at them. More emphasis will be on UC's own calculated GPA and course rigor. Sometimes changing 1 item like the race toggle can change things dramatically as well, or adding an AP test score. Email

[🎀 AUTHOR]@chiccc10/11/2020 at 08:50PM

Thank you for your feedback... I edited my profile a little bit and did notice that my chances went back to the way they were before

@VeggieDance10/11/2020 at 08:53PM [edited]

I changed my demographics like orientation/race and it changed quite a bit.

@CameronBameron10/11/2020 at 08:54PM

You are welcome.

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β€’ 10/12/2020 at 01:02AM

So to give an answer Cameron is correct in all regards but I've heard reports of a bug that sees no honor classes as the end of the world (it essentially tanks your rigor) so try adding 1 honor class to see if that fixes anything.

As for using collegevine it is 100% the best broad admissions site anywhere and while the chancing engine is wacky (gave someone 60% at a HYP school forgot which one) it is by far the best available as no other site factors in rigor much less extracurriculars.

Hope this help and please comment if youd like clarification as Id be happy to help!

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@chiccc10/12/2020 at 02:05AM

So when I first got onto the site my chances at UCs were usually target range but when I logged on today it listed them as long reaches. I went and updated my profile saying that I was test optional and showed that I took 13 out of 20 available AP/IB courses my chances then went back to the way they were. Based on your answer, however, it seems like CV's chances are higher than they should be?

@DebaterMAX10/12/2020 at 02:13AM

Not higher per se it just seems to be slightly inaccurate on multiple issues and if someone has enough of those issues you get the 60% at HYP guess. (Harvard Yale Princeton). All of the schools I've looked at they seem to be fairly accurate personally Id say what ever range you have lets say 45-50% just think its 40-55%. Again the 60% isn't accurate and is likely an edge case but its a ballpark guess and ball park guesses are sometimes wrong but it is a good base to go off of. Hope this helps!

[🎀 AUTHOR]@chiccc10/12/2020 at 02:32AM

Thanks πŸ‘