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19 days ago
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Online Volunteering

A lot of online volunteering opportunities are suggested to high schoolers by bloggers and even Collegevine requires an age above 18, such as the UN volunteering program and Translators Without Border …

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a month ago
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How will a newsletter impact my Harvard Application?

Hi, I am a sophomore, and this summer, I am looking to start a newsletter highlighting my state's literacy levels and the efforts taken to combat low reading and writing skills. I want to go to Harvar …

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2 months ago
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Applying in Junior year?

By the end of my junior year, I’ll have already met all requirements for a high school diploma. I’m not going to graduate early though, I’ll be spending my senior year taking courses at my community c …

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5 months ago
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does quitting an EC look bad on your application?

i've been in orchestra for the past 4 years, but since i've come to highschool i've come to realize that my teacher is really stuck up and ruins the fun out of it. literally there's only 70 students i …

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5 months ago
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Dream school

I have wanted to go to UNC since I was born! My dad and all my relatives went there, and so I would feel very proud to get in. However, I have a 3.6 unweighted gpa (which I understand is low) and my c …

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6 months ago
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Honors Application Essay Question

Hey everyone-

I'm applying to the Honors College at the University of Missouri, and one of the requirements is submitting an additional essay. One of the essay options states: "If you feel that an essa …

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6 months ago
Poll

Average Number of Schools Applied to

How many schools have you applied to, are you applying to, or do you plan on applying to in the future?

 
1-5
27%
 
6-10
25%
 
11-15
30%
 
15+
16%
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6 months ago
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How would I list getting a scholarship awarded to attend a summit on my activities sheet?

Would this be considered a scholarship, and/or an activity/extracurricular? How would I enter this on the common app, and how would it be categorized for CollegeVine chancing purposes?

It was a schola …

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7 months ago
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Additional rec letter submitted after I sent application - Common App

I submitted my application for a school on the Common App yesterday. However, my additional recommender (non-essential recommender) only submitted their letter now. I know the Common App states that t …

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7 months ago
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Is summer after 11th grade 12th grade summer?

If I did an activity between the 11th and 12th, which summer does that fall under in the common app?

Also, can "Weeks spent per year" be an estimate for how much you'll spend in the future as well? Be …

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7 months ago
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Should I fill my "Courses and Grades" section on the Common App even if my schools doesn't require it?

On the Common App, there is a section titled "Courses and Grades" that I'm not required to fill out for any of my schools. Is it still beneficial for me to complete it anyway? Also, if I choose not to …

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7 months ago
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Common App Activities Section

I'm adding Key Club as one of my activities and I need help putting it on the common app. How should I write the Position/Leadership description when I'm just a member? Is there a way to make it sound …

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7 months ago
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Should I apply with bad grades?

Hi everyone!

I know you must have rolled your eyes at the title, but please read this through cuz I really REALLY need help/advice.

So, I'm an international low income student, who has studies the Camb …

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7 months ago
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Is "I don't say 'I love you too'" a good essay?

I wrote a college essay about how I don't say "I love you too." because I don't want people to feel forced to say it too. The basis is that my dad never said he loved us too, but instead just responde …

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7 months ago
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Can I get into Western Michigan University with a 3.0?

I am a senior in high school out of state hoping to get accepted into Western Michigan University.

I have a 3.0 GPA and will increase with my current senior year. I want to major in business analytics. …

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7 months ago
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Organizing activities on common app?

I talk abt 4 of my related activities in my common app essay. These are important to me. Some are volunteer which I have put a lot of time into. Some I have put less time into but did all 4 years.

I a …

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7 months ago
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Can you get "refunded" with application fee?

I applied to a university a few weeks ago & paid the application fee because they said they'd send me my admission results in two weeks. It was supposed to be a quick and easy thing because they adver …

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8 months ago
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COMMON APP - OTHER COURSE

Hi Counselor

in the common app, in the other course section I accidentally added the course I took at my communication college for which I do not get credit at my high school.

I was told by my college …

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8 months ago
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How to put Track and Field on Common App

I participated on my school's track and field team but I never qualified to participate in varsity or school competitions. Should I still put this on my CommonApp because I was still technically still …

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8 months ago
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How to add a club you made to Common App?

I created a science-themed club for elementary schoolers in my community, and I'm not sure how to upload this activity to Common App. I am going to enter it under "Other Club/Activity," but what shoul …

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