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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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What are some extracurriculars related to finance and economics?

My school currently doesn't have any clubs related to business or economics. I know there are multiple ways to demonstrate your interest in the medical field like volunteering at a hospital but I'm no …

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Passion Project ideas for students interested in pre-med?

I’m a junior in high school who is interested in pursuing a career in medicine. I was hoping to dedicate my summer to working on a passion project that is related to biology or health and was wonderin …

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How many extracurriculars?

This poll is just a way for me to know how many extracurriculars I should be doing/ should be trying to be doing for college.

 
0-2 🎥
7%
 
2-4 🎻🎹
38%
 
6-8 📸🎙️🎶
42%
 
9+ 🏀🤿🏆
11%
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How to reach higher levels in extracurriculars?

I have some extracurriculars that I really like but I do them purely recreationally. For example, I play the piano, go swimming, and code with python but none of these are done competitively and I am …

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Site Suggestion for Q&A Communities

Just a few suggestions for communities to see what you all think. I feel as though this site has really elevated after everyone seems to seek advice virtually now after the pandemic isolation. So why …

 
🖇 Phrased hyperlinks (rather than “https://www......”)
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✏️ Font adjustments (𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘴, U̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲d̲, etc.)
26%
 
📚 Font color and size (𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕓𝕖?)
21%
 
📌 Smaller forum tabs (so they’re not lost and forgotten easily)
17%
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WHat would you choose?

All hypothetical, I'm just curious!

 
Harvard (20K Scholarship)
44%
 
Wharton (No money)
3%
 
State School (Full ride)
44%
 
Safety (Full tuition)
7%
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8 months ago
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Where do I put Summits?

I'm looking to apply to a couple of competitive academic or leadership summits, where do I put these on the common app? I want to say honors section but I'm not exactly sure.

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8 months 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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8 months ago
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Would me taking coursera courses be a good honors i get a certificate

Honors question

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8 months ago
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should college essays be formal or informal

I want to write humourous and somewhat informal essays for my college app. is that a good idea or should I stay away from informal essays?

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8 months ago
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Any advice on finding CompSci/SoftwareEng/STEM internships?

I am a high school senior, I have taken AP Computer Science A and I do know Python pretty well. I have also won two (high school level) hackathons. Also participate in Science Olympiad, Toastmasters, …

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8 months 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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8 months ago
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Research/Summer Programs/Internships @ SoCal

I'm a sophomore in socal and I'm paranoid at the atrocious prices for many of the summer programs/research at UC's near me (like High School Summer Institute in Law at UCI costs $1,110 for 5 days!) Do …

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Will colleges like/understand this activity?

I want to major in political science and I have done something amazing this year but I'm unsure if I should mention it on college applications? Please be very honest. So I play this Virtual World Game …

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8 months ago
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How would withdrawing from a class look?

I withdrew from Calc 2 (community college class) as a sophomore in high school. How would that be viewed by admissions?

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8 months ago
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Quitting major EC?

Hi :) Current junior here. I have been playing flute for eight years and have been principal flutist of a very competitive youth orchestra for two years. Flute used to be the only thing I did outside …

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Should I keep playing tennis?

I started playing tennis in 8th grade. In my sophomore season, I got onto the JV team. I am confident I will get onto the varsity team in the 11th and 12th-grade season as well. I read that colleges d …

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Will repeating a year of high school look bad?

So, my school informed me that there is an opportunity to completely retake my Junior year. My grades this year were crud (mainly due to the fact that for the first part of the school year we used an …

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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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8 months ago
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are there any technical theater things i can do?

i live in northern ga. what i mean is like workshops, programs, or internships for high schoolers. it can either be technical theater or production and set design.

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