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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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I want to go to med school but don’t want to take maths is it okay to do so?

Is it okay if I take bio, chem and business studies

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EMT Training as an EC?

So, I took an accelerated Emergency Medical Technicians course (6-months in 6-weeks), and passed. I'm wondering if I should place this in the EC section of the common app?

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Extracurricular Advice for High School Junior

Hey! Im a Junior and I've been really stressed about college applications and extracurricular activities. I am interested in going into medicine, specifically bs/md programs and currently my top schoo …

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Extracurricular advice for High School Junior

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OPTIONAL TEST SCORES

I AM FROM INDIA AND I AM HAVING FINANCIAL TROUBLE IN GIVING SAT EXAMINATION SO I AM OPTING NOT TO SUBMIT SAT EXAM WILL IT REDUCE MY CHANCES TO GET IN USA COLLEGES, OR MY NATIONAL LEVEL EXAM SUCH AS BO …

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What does UPenn Wharton School of Business value most in undergraduate applicants?

Hi friends! I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight into what Wharton specifically looks for in an undergrad applicant. What is the general profile of students accepted to this program? A …

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Ideas for extracurriculars for a major in business and international/global affairs?

I’m in North New Jersey, and I wanna do things that would try to show I have a passion for business and international/global affairs majors. I already have plenty to show that I do, however I’d like t …

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SAT scores not great, should I submit?

I scored 1450 on my SAT and plan on applying to Northwestern for my ED. Should I report the score?

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Can my private academy(hagwon) teacher be a other recommender?

In Korea, there's a thing called hagwon. It's similar to private academy or cram school or something... There's nothing exactly same thing in US. To briefly explain, if you having hard time to follow …

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Submitting SAT Scores

I got a 1460 on the SAT and im unsure if I should submit to Duke. I plan on applying early decisiom.

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Should I submit my ACT?

My absolute top school in Fall 2020 Common Data Set had an average ACT range of 29-33. My best test was a 30 Math 29 Reading 27 English 28 Science 29 Composite. Im going to be going into a CompSci/Bus …

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What should I write my college essay about?

Hello, so I'm a senior and some of my colleges applications are due November 1. But I have been stuck on mi essay topic for months. I have various topics that I'd like to talk about, but I don't which …

 
How life in the US changed me and impacted me
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My love for my country
10%
 
My love for my hobby and how has that helped me
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the most traumatized thing that happened and how it change me
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Should I worry about the PSAT?

I am a High School freshman and I have my PSAT tomorrow. I don't feel prepared for the PSAT at all and so my question is should I be worried about it?

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Where can I show colleges that I got perfect score on an AP exam?

Another related question, is it good enough to even mention on the application (I'm asking this as I self-studied for the exam because my school doesn't offer AP classes)?

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Common App Immigrant/Cultural Essay

So I have doubts about my essay being too generic. I'm currently talking about how I lived in India for three years (ages 7-10) and how that pushed me to be different socially and academically current …

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Should i apply with the SAT or not?

Hi, i'm a latina student that wants to apply early decision to Columbia with financial aid. My gpa is around 4.0, my extracurriculars are really good (a lot of science research, community service, etc …

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Should I explain grade changes caused by trauma?

From 7th grade to ninth grade, I experienced a series serious of traumatic events which affected my mental and physical health as well as my grades. More specifically, I was sexually abused for 3 ye …

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Is it okay to list additional extracurricular activities in my additional information section on the common app?

I already have listed 10 activities on the activities list. I have a few more that I feel will add breadth to my application. Should I include them briefly in the additional information section?

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Resume or List of Extracurriculars?

I am applying to Tulane and they have a place to upload a pdf of what is supposed to be a resume of a list of extracurriculars. Can someone help me find guidelines on making one, because I know there …

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Can I say to colleges that I've earned the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award if I don't have the award in hand?

I'm a high school senior currently applying to college. I have accrued 350+ volunteer hours with a PVSA-certified organization but am unable to receive the physical award in hand before my college app …

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