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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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How does the spike play out in the application?

Do the essays have to be about the spike, too or is it more a theme the AOs just get?

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How To Calculate Our Weighted And Unweighted GPA ?

How We Can Calculate Our Unweighted And Weighted GPA. As I Find Different Site To Calculate GPA. But The Result Is Little Bit Different From Each Other. Kindly Friends As I Find This Website To Be Ver …

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Just wondering what everyone's spike is

apparently to get into college you need a spike, theme, hook, whatever you want to call it.

I'm curious to see the diversity of CollegeVine user interests.

 
History/English/Language/Poli Sci etc.
22%
 
Bio/Engineering/Chem/Math/Architecture/Comp Sci etc.
52%
 
Sports/Art/Music/Film/Design/Acting etc.
8%
 
Other (Business, Gender Studies, Agriculture, Psych)
16%
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Honors on chancing profile

Hey!

I know that achievements are an important part of the application process, and there's a different section in Common App to put them (we get to put 5 achievements + 10 ECs).

Where do I put my ach …

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patent pending

How is patent application pending rated in the extra curricular activities?

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Questbridge Prep Scholars, how confident are you in your application?

TL;DR: Decision thread for the 2021 Questbridge Prep Scholars applications!

I want to meet up with some other juniors who applied to the program and just chat! A reminder that decisions come out in lat …

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where can i publish my research paper?

hey! I wonder if there are any places where high schoolers can publish their paper? thanks for answering!

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How do I boost my transfer application?

Recently after I got rejected from cornell, I got a letter encouraging me to transfer with some requirements. I'm applying to dyson which has the lowest acceptance rate but I'm not sure for transfers. …

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8 months ago
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Livestreams with Engineering Students? STEM oriented livestreams?

I apologize in advance as I am not sure if this is the right category to start this discussion or if I formatted this incorrectly.

I was wondering if CollegeVine could reach out to more STEM/Engineerin …

 
Good Idea :)
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Moving states after college applications, tuition questions.

The UC school system does not provide financial aid for out-of-state students due to State of California laws.

I am currently in 11th grade studying in Michigan. My parents want to move to another stat …

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I just want to know how could I find easy jobs. I’m new for this country and I’m high school student.

I just want to know how could I find easy jobs for new comer in this country and It’s for high school student.

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Mandatory Vaccines for Colleges this Fall

Very recently, Rutgers University (NJ) and Cornell University (NY) [per USA Today] have mandated the vaccine for upcoming fall admissions. After these dominoes fell, Brown University (RI) and Northeas …

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How do I know which Cal State University is the best at nursing program?

I'm a junior in La Canada High School, CA. My GPA is at 3.23 and I did not take SAT or ACT this year. I'm planning on taking it my senior year so it would give me some more options. I do some research …

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what do i do if my school doesn't have AP classes?

In my country AP classes don't exist so I can't take any. We only have regular classes that are still pretty hard, but I wanna go to college in the USA, and not taking AP classes affects my weight GPA …

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How to add common app essay to the colleges I am not applying through common application?

As I can apply to 20 colleges via common app, but I have to apply other safety and reach schools also. So, if I apply to those schools directly from website, how am I gonna submit my common app essay …

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How to Navigate College?

Just got into my dream college! But as a first generation student, what are some things that are important in college, and what should I prepare as an upcoming freshman?

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How hard is Ivy League course work?

I'm thinking of applying to ivy league schools like Yale University and Columbia University, but I don't feel like my school prepared me enough, should I apply anyway? I am going into the pre-med trac …

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I feel anxious over my journey to college. How can I gain assurance and stay focused.

I am a freshman in HS who is taking one AP. But I didn't do so well in them (Semester 1: C Semester 2:B), while some of my other friends did super good job and gonna take Higher level courses in soph …

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What's your favorite CollegeVine feature?

We're adding polls to the community and wanted to try one out in this discussion post! Submit your vote! You can leave a reply explaining why you like the feature you voted for OR let us know what you …

 
🏫 School search and chancing tools
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💰Scholarships
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📝 Peer Essay Reviews
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💬 Communities
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Help with comparing colleges

I got into Duke, Olin, Vanderbilt for engineering. I plan on going into graduate school. Does anyone know if there are any advantages to any one over the others or anything about grade deflation?

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