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What are your predictions for admissions next year?

Many colleges have decided to go test optional for next year's application. Many students for class of 2025 got admitted in excellent universities however, acceptance rates for many universities decli...

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12 hours ago
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Finals tips?

I know this isn't directly related to college admissions but it is related to high school and grades, which is related to college. What are some of your favorite and best study methods to ace finals? ...

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a day ago
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How to create an impressive extracurricular spike!

If you are really dedicated to one specific area, this is a great template!

**Disclaimer** So many people on CollegeVine ask for super impressive ec's, so this is a guide to create an incredibly impre...

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2 days ago
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SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE DAY!

Joshua 1:9 Scholarship: Minority student, a graduating senior. Prize $600 for dorm essentials.

Atlanta Jamaican Association Scholarship - $1000 multiple awards to international students from Jamaica ...

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2 days ago
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College Admissions K-Drama on Netflix

My disclaimer is that you shouldn't watch this series at the expense of doing your work. Perhaps bookmark it for next month when you are out of school.

I'm 1/2 way through a show called SKY Castle wh...

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5 days ago
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Just a podcast that you guys might like 🎙️

Ok so I wanted to know more about the college application process (also I will be a freshman in high school this fall) so I went around trying to find a good podcast because I really love listening to...

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6 days ago
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Opinion: Admissions chances have not gone down this year!

This might seem counter-intuitive. We all have seen record low admissions rates this application season however, contrary to the popular belief held here on CollegeVine, admissions rates have not gone...

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7 days ago
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lol collegeboard release sat/psat scores already

What do you guys hope to get? List ideal score, score you'd need for your dream college, realistic predicted score, and anything else.

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9 days ago
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I have a tip for taking online college courses for high achieving students

As one of the most active posters on here, many of you know I tell it straight without mincing words.

Last year I decided to get my course rigour up so I took 2 outlier.org classes. They were inexp...

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11 days ago
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What's the best nursing school in your opinion?

I'm interesting in you guy's opinion on what the best school for nursing students is

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15 days ago
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How do you self-study for an AP?

Do you have to pay for the AP Exam if you self study? I wanted to do one for either art or art history and one for environmental science. What are the basics of self studying? Is there an efficient me...

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15 days ago
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Why did you choose to do virtual or in-person, and how's it currently working for you?

Hello collegevine community,

I'm curious on everyone's decision on why you chose to stay virtual or in-person. Was it because you wanted to perform better grade wise? Or maybe you wanted to socialize...

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15 days ago
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Minerva Schools at KGI

What are your thoughts on the Minerva Schools at KGI? Do you think it's better than/ same as/ or worse than other schools? Why?

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20 days ago
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College Vine Chancing Engine now updated with Test-Optional

If you have a chancing profile with a college list, I wanted to share that CV's chancing engine has been updated to account for submitting vs. not submitting a test score. This Winter, you may have ob...

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20 days ago
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What tier EC is getting published in Teen Ink?

Basically, I recently got a poem published in Teen Ink, which I'm pretty excited about. My question is what tier EC I would put it as for CollegeVine's chancing profile. I know it probably goes under ...

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21 days ago
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Time Management Tip

hey yo, its the same freshman from the ✨best extracurricular tips that helped me so much✨post

A great strategy for time management when you have 10000 assignments is to assign numerical values.

First,...

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22 days ago
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Can I develop a spike in my Junior year?

I'm first-gen and low-income, so my mom pushed me to try to get into a "traditional" career so I could have a middle-class life. So she pushed me towards STEM, and wanted me to be a doctor. Pleasant ...

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27 days ago
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Any tips for taking AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, and AP Computer Science Principles?

Hello! I am currently a Freshman and have signed up to take the AP courses listed above during my Sophomore year. So that I do not go in blind, I was wondering if any of you would have tips or tricks ...

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27 days ago
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Advice on getting an internship.

How do I increase my chances of getting one/finding the best one for me.

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27 days ago
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What kind of extracurricular activities should I do to boost my acceptance chance?

Which ones do colleges usually prefer?

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