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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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Is community theater important?

I am a junior without any good standing with my high school drama club, so I have nothing to report from them. But I have done around twenty “community theater” productions since I was in kindergarten …

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How long does it take to hear back from Baruch College in NYC?

I applied to CUNY Baruch College in New York City. I applied and sent my FAFSA to them ages ago, but just sent my ACT score yesterday. Completely my fault. In the rush of application season, sending i …

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my school doesn't have ap or honors classes what should i do?

i go to a school with a russian education system so it means there are no AP and honors classes or extracurricular activities except basketball and I'm not sure if we even use GPA. i mean i could take …

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what to do if my school has no extracurricular activities?

I'm a rising freshman and my school has no extracurricular activities well it only has basketball, but it's not really my thing, what should i do? if there are no other options i was thinking about jo …

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What can I do to improve my resume?

I would love to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but don't know if I will be accepted. What can I do to improve or better my resume? I still have years until I have to apply but …

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What are the "basics" of college?

I'm trying to figure out what I can do to make college affordable. Currently, I've been accepted into a four year college that has the program Im interested in, but I'm thinking I need to go to commun …

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My school is ranked 3,500 in the country, will that affect me negatively to getting into a top school like Cornell?

I am currently a freshman in Benjamin N. Cardozo high school, I currently have a 97.6 weighted average. My lowest grade is a 75 in gym and second lowest is a 85 in geometry. The rest of my grades are …

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If I get a 75 in physical education first semester of freshman year but get a 95 the second, will that affect badly?

I am a Freshman in a high school I want to transfer out of, I was late and absent to physical education multiple times causing my to get a 75. Will this affect my chances negatively to getting into a …

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2 years ago
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Does outdoor track count as a varsity sport, and if I win a medal can I put it on my college application?

I am a freshman whose considering transferring by sophomore year, I’d like to stay in track all 4 years and hopefully win more medals

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Do sports I played in sophomore and freshman year count enough for me to put them on my college resume ?

I played track and field as well as cross country in freshman and sophomore year and want to count those on my resume

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Should i write my college essay on something that has nothing to do with my major?

I want to major in computer science, but was wondering if i could/should write my essay on basketball and my struggles with playing for a varsity team. I am now the captain of said team so it might lo …

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2 years ago
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Should I list side interests to a college if they don't relate to my main area of study?

Want to major in MSE but also have strong interests in politics and music... should i also list these interests, or is there something having to do with having a "spike" that could lower my chances of …

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2 years ago
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Should I graduate early?

I am a 10th grader in an American high school and I want to graduate early and start to get my nursing degree at a small liberal arts school. I have a 4.0 gpa and am in multiple AP and honors classes. …

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How should I count AP Exams that I self study under my collegevine profile?

Self studying APES (expect a 4)

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2 years ago
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Does CollegeVine factor in CC classes when determining coursework?

will have 13 College classes and 10 AP Classes by end of senior year... yet collegevine says thats below average at UCB.

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What’s the difference between a target and a reach school?

I’m in 11th grade and go to an fcps high school. I just got an account here and wanted to know the difference between a target and a reach school.

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As an in-state student, would it be ludicrous to apply to UNC Chapel Hill as a safety school?

11th grade

class rank: 2/447

gpa: 4.0 unweighted, 4.7 weighted

sat: 1570 (800 math)

ECs: Vice-president of latin club, president of finance club, treasurer for model UN, captain of varsity soccer team, 3 …

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What are some extracurricular activities that I can participate?

I am a 10th grader in International school in Korea. I don't have any extracurricular activities yet. If there are Koreans reading this (or Americans), can you recommend me some activities that I can …

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What can I do over the summer to put on my application?

I am a current sophomore with no plans for the summer. I looking for affordable and productive things to do, but I'm not sure how to start looking. I'm not too interested in STEM heavy subjects, I'm m …

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Should I transfer high schools?

I’m currently a freshman looking to transfer schools as a sophomore, the school I’m looking to transfer to is closer and better ranked however if I attend I will be taking less honors courses and pote …

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