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UC rankings

what are the rankings for the UCs

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Are there any good external scholarships that are worth applying for?

Hi! I am a rising Senior from Florida.

Please list scholarship amount and deadline if possible.

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11 months ago
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Is helping rearranging application form in the admission process of high school counts as a EC?

My high school has a special admission requirements compare to other high school in my city (HCMC, Vietnam). Students who wants to enroll in my school need to submit another separate application form,...

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What can I do during the summer in the Covid-19 crisis? What counts? Is it only summer-programs?

I am from Brazil, and I'm not sure how I should spend my summer here. Summer programs and internships are not very common here, it is especially hard to find internships during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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Are all of the in and out of state tuitions up to date?

I am looking at Boise State University and it is saying, on your website, that it is $24,000 in state but when I googled it, it was $7,000. If that could be elaborated for me that would be great. Than...

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Any good schools for Public Relations or Communications?

I am currently a rising senior and am planning on majoring in Public Relations or Communications. I am mainly looking for schools in the South, Midwest or Northeastern Parts of the US, and am also loo...

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Ethnicity on Application

I am applying for college this year, and while filling out my common application app, I was asked what my race/ethnicity was. I am Blasian, but appearance wise, I am African American. Would my chances...

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Can anyone help with my extracurriculars? Pre-dental student in high school!! :)

Hello! Currently, I'm a high schooler getting ready to start my junior year of high school. Luckily, amidst my college researching, I found collegevine and decided to try out their services. After fil...

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11 months ago
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Do I need to provide my blog link?

So as one of my extracurriculars is I write fan fiction and I also maintain my own personal blog and I want to group that under Amatuer writer so it takes up less slots as I have 10 pretty good ECs. H...

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a year ago
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How do I navigate Collegevine?

How do I look back and see what I wrote for the extracurricular activities and sports (like the tier I,J,K,L)?

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a year ago
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Foreign National Award

I am a Korean who's contemplating whether I should compete in a literature competition. But the problem is that it's Korean, meaning that I'll be writing and submitting a Korean literary work. And I'm...

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Is ap important as I an international student where high school don't take ap classes?

My schools dont teach ap so shall I take it? Also how many ap woould you recommend if the if you affirm with the first question?

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When will college admissions begin?

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, I was wondering when college admissions will start in US because i am an international student. I want to start my application as soon as possible. Can you please shed...

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a year ago
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Covid and how it has impacted my chances

I'm hearing from my seniors that the chances of getting accepted into top schools for 2021 will be much harder since there might be a lot of students who are accepted for 2020 that will defer their sc...

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a year ago
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How should I write in emails directed to college admission officers?

I’m a current junior navigating the application process. Unsure about how I should write in emails to admission officers to ask questions about things I couldn’t find online.

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a year ago
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Which are the Elite Tier 1 schools?

Watching both the 5/27 and 5/29 presentations, Tier 1 Elite research colleges were designated differently. The Wednesday presentation included: Vanderbilt, Rice, Wash U, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Carne...

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a year ago
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AP Spanish?

Is it worth it to take AP spanish senior year?

For context, I have taken almost every AP available (Calculus AB+BC, Psych, Physics 1/2/Mech/EM, CSA, WHAP, APUSH, Lit), and this is my coursework nex...

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a year ago
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How do I calculate my Unweighted GPA?

I'm currently a Junior in high school and I want to know how the unweighted GPA is calculated. Is it calculated with the GPAs throughout high school (ex. 9th & 10th grade) or just your 11th grade year...

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a year ago
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Does College Credit Classes in Summer Programs from Prestigious schools are worth it?

My dream School is John Hopkins University and I would like to take this classes from them and put it in extracurriculars on my resume and I don't know if this classes are worth it, and if I have more...

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a year ago
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Is my ECs good for me in freshman year?

I cannot participate in after school clubs so I am trying to improvise.

1. I have basically been the head coach for my brothers baseball team. I have created lineups, kept stats, emailed parents, w...

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