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What's New at CollegeVine

Hey everyone, can you believe July is almost over already?! Whether you're taking time to build out your application profile or just relaxing and enjoying your time off, I hope everyone's summer has b

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What Does the Average BS/MD Applicant Look Like? - Part 4

In today’s BS/MD admissions advice post I would like to discuss the profile of the average admissions applicant applying to the selective to highly selective programs. These would include schools with

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Is it a good idea to email colleges to ask if I can submit a research paper to them if not mentioned on their website?

I'm just asking the titular question in general for T20s that do not set any specific requirements regarding scientific research papers. Also, would it even be beneficial to submit one if they don't h

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23 hours ago
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Teacher recs

Okay so I have about four teachers who have said they’d write a recommendation for me. But…how does it work? Like what do I…do?

The earliest application deadline I have right now is November 1st so I

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No confirmation of receiving application

So I submitted my application to LSU through the common app a couple of weeks ago and I have not gotten an email or portal saying that they had received my application. Should I wait a while longer or

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activity section in common app

ok so in common app there is a 150 character max for "Please describe this activity, including what you accomplished and any recognition you received, etc." i don't really know what to put in it or li

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I didnt take an AP exam despite taking the class. How will it effect me?

I have taken, so far, 10 AP Classes (6 more on the way), but only 9 tests. I skimped out on my AP stat test since my teacher did a really horrible job on the review, and covid made it so that I barely

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2 days ago
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Am I really Hispanic?

I read the Federal definitions, wording of the Common App (“Are you Hispanic/LatinX including Spain?… Regardless of your answer to the previous question, please indicate how you identify yourself…”).

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2 days ago
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3.96 Unweighted GPA vs 4.00 Unweighted GPA

Hello, I am currently in 11th grade and am wondering how badly a 3.96 GPA will affect my chances of getting into top schools (MIT, Caltech). I unfortunately got two Bs during my freshman year, one of

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2 days ago
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Which Standardize Test Scores send to college

Hi,

I am confused which standardized test score sent to below colleges:

1. Yale University - Applying Regular Decision

2. University of Pennsylvania - Applying Early Decision

3. Johns Hopkins Unive

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2 days ago
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What kind of papers to submit in Williams' writing supplement

Hi. I am writing a research paper. Can I submit that for my writing supplement for Williams College?

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2 days ago
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Can I submit old ACT or SAT scores to schools that I didn't originally mark to send?

If I took the ACT last year but didn't submit my scores to the schools that I'm interested in this year, am I still able to submit those scores?

Also, how does super-scoring work? Will schools automat

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2 days ago
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Can colleges see how many times you retake sat or act?

I have googled this answer but want to make sure they cannot. I got a 1390 because I was having a rough week but I do not want them to accept 1390 if I get a higher grade. Will they see if I take the

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Is it ok to list an EC on my application that is still in progress and I have absolutely nothing tangible to show for?

If there were general answers that would also be helpful for me and others, but here is what the activity is (I'm a senior btw): I am starting to work on what is going to be a lengthy apologetic lette

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Will colleges see if you submit your sat or act score (but it's the second time you have taken it)

If I took a test got a 1380, did not submit my score to college or anything. Then in a month I retook and got a 1450, and I submit that one on my application to college. Will colleges see my first sco

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2 days ago
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Any good scholarships?

Hi, I am looking for scholarships with the following qualities.

- LGBTQIA+

- Black students

- Business/ Entrepreneurship

- STEM (preferably, biology related)

- Poems/ Creative writing

Let me know if y

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as a foregain student, what are the requirements to get into a public college?

hey everyone! I'm new at this, and I'm considering studying up in NY. I'm from Chile, and I'm wondering about the requirements, like any information about financial aids, convalidation of studies, wha

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SENIORS - How many APs/IBs did you take?

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I will have completed between 11 and 15
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I will have completed betwen 7 and 10
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I will have complete between 3 and 6
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I will have competed 2 or less
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SENIORS - What kind of academics did you do outside of HS?

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SENIORS - What is your GPA?

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My unweighted GPA is between 3.91 and 4.00 (97.75-100)
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My unweighted GPA is between 3.76 and 3.90 (94-97.50)
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My unweighted GPA is between 3.51 and 3.74 (87.75-93.75)
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