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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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Which college?

I am having trouble deciding which colleges to apply to. I want to study film production, and I’m considering Loyola Marymount or Chapman. Which one would you recommend? They both seem really similar, …

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Where should I tutor?

I want to start tutoring at a learning center. I am good at reading and comprehension skills and fairly decent at math up until pre-calc. Should I tutor students at Kumon, Mathnasium, or Sylvan? (I us …

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How to have a good spike with limited resources?

I live in an area with little resources and opportunities for internships, etc, especially for my interests. I try to do what I can with what I have and what has been available to me, but how do I kno …

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Ivies and Communication

Hi everyone!

Does anyone know why the Ivies and most Public Ivies don't offer Communications as a major? I know only Cornell and Penn offer it, and Stanford (even though it isn't an Ivy)...

I really wa …

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Hey guys can you suggest me some exra-curricural activities which i can do from home?

I am currently in 9th grade and i want to prarticipate in extra-curricular activities but my school does not provide any extra-curricular activities ...

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What is an extracurricular "spike"?

What is an extracurricular "spike"? I have seen this term being used very frequently but I can't seem to figure out what it means. Can someone please explain?

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Lowest GPA to get financial aid in the US?

I'm not sure about my admissions, Please do let me know if We can talk and have a detailed conversation.

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Is a social media internship impressive

I'm interning with a volunteer organization as a social media intern, would this look good on my common app?

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EC’s feedback/suggestions

In my college list EC’s shows as being weak for Top tier schools- Please provide feedback/suggestions on any new EC’s-

1. Band - 6 years- in leadership position

2. BPA- 3 years- participated in compet …

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How important are electives?

Hi, I'm currently a sophomore but I've been thinking a lot about college lately. My dream is to go to UMich for a pre-med major (I'm thinking psychology). However, my elective choices do not really sh …

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Do colleges look at only your 10th/11th overall GPA or your overall GPA?

I heard that some colleges (mostly UCs) only look at your sophomore and junior year GPA/courses? Is this true for all most colleges or just the UCs? I want to get into the UMN-Twin Cities, but I don't …

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How do colleges look at grades?

I will have taken 16 AP classes by the time I graduate. The thing is, I took a few on-level courses over the summer to help with some prerequisites. This brings my weighted gpa down to a 4.3 -4.4 even …

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Which degree is more helpful

I want to be a special agent for the FBI which degree would be to the best benefit

 
Criminal Justice
19%
 
Criminology
33%
 
Forensic Science
33%
 
Forensic Psychology
14%
Poll closed42 votes
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Which degrees are most helpful when apply to jobs and are bachelors of arts?

Hello, I am looking into master's programs at the moment and have shown time and time again that I mainly excel in B.A. programs but am also quite ready to test myself with Masters-level courses ( ak …

 
Criminology
10%
 
Psychology
30%
 
Journalism
30%
 
Political science
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I am trying to decide between schools for Bachelors's in Business

I am trying to decide between the following schools for a Bachelor's degree in Business/Management/Commerce: UC Irvine and Toronto's Rotman School. Any advice? How do they compare?

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What is the best way to stand out in the admission process in Harvard?

Extracurriculars? Essays? Academics? Test scores?

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SAT with Essay cancellation

hi, I'll be taking SAT test in May! but I registered for the essay test also. now I want to cancel it but the college board said now the seats of the "without essay" test are full. can I cancel the es …

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Purdue or University of Michigan?

Please only vote if you read the whole post! I'm planning on studying mechanical engineering in college and have narrowed down my school decision to the University of Michigan or Purdue University. Th …

 
Purdue University
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University of Michigan
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Whats common app?

I've seen so many people use/talk about common app and I have no idea what it does. Can someone please explain what it is and why it's important? (Also I will be a Freshman in high school next school …

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Which community service?

What types of community service do people do? I want to do some volunteering also but have no idea what to do.

 
Helping senior citizens 👵🏽
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Tutoring younger people 🧑‍🏫
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Food drive/helping people in need 🦼
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Other (type what it was in the comments)
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