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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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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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CMU ACT Score Policy

Does anyone know what the ACT Score Policy is for CMU? I emailed one of the counselors and they said you needed to send all ACT Tests you've ever taken to them. I've taken five with one of them being …

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Are Merit-Based Scholarships A Real Thing?

So I have recently found out that my parents make way more money than I thought. So I will not have access to any financial aid on a need-basis (or whatever it is called), so I have to somehow pay for …

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College interview help

I'm a bit of an introverted person, so between that, the virtual setup, and nerves, I don't think I've been able to succeed in really engaging my interviewers thus far. So firstly, how do you know if …

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School Offered SATs

I noticed that all the high school near me had a school offered SAT on October 13th, but mine did not, which led me to look at the next dates for school offered SAT dates. I asked my counselor if we w …

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6 days ago
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Are my Extra Curriculars good enough?

I am an 11th grade student from India and I intend to pursue Comp Sci/Science majors. Up until the 10th grade, I was fully focused on getting educated in my own country, so I didn't pay attention to E …

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Should I ED to Northwestern?

Northwestern is my #1 choice university. I am stuck on whether to apply ED or wait for regular decision for this school.

From what I learned, they accept half their class from the ED pool (around 25%), …

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Writing

I recently started writing poetry and stories on WriteTheWorld.com. This is a public website. Meaning anything I write, others can read and give feedback. So far I've written two pieces with more on t …

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How can I calculate my GPA?

In my country, we use 1-9 grading system. 1 is the best and 9 is the worst grade. This system does relative evaluation.

Grade 1: Top 0-4% (96-100 percentile)

Grade 2: Top 4-11% (89-96 percentile)

Grade 3 …

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Are my Extracurriculars good enough?

I am a 9th grade student in India (U.S. citizen)

In U.S. —

- I have volunteered for 120+ hours for an Art Gallery in the U.S. and will also get a LOR for it.

- I got into the honor roll and the distingu …

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Indian student just completed 12th grade. Need advice from beginners level on what i could do to get in ivy colleges?

I'm from India. I recently completed my 12th grade. i didn't scored well in my exams (2.7GPA or 81%) so i'll be writting improvement exams for the same.

I was from medical stream and was preparing for …

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POLL; how many service hours do you have total?

How many service hours total in your life. Just a goal so I can set my sights to achieve average or above. Or if you have not started would you please state how many hours you plan on getting.

 
under 20
29%
 
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25%
 
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please, this is about my essay topic

I want to write an overcoming challenges essay

I want to know if writing about stage fright and inabality to give public speech is a good topic for the essay. I hope it is not too ordinary

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Does the PSAT really matter?

Hello Everyone~

Most of y'all should be taking the college board SAT/PSAT tomorrow Oct. 13 (at least for Texas students, I'm not sure about everyone else though). So, I'm taking my PSAT tomorrow and I …

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Regarding impact of essay if I remove race

Hello everyone! So a little bit about me before I jump into my question. I'm a half Chinese and half Russian American who is super into politics and government.

A college essay asked me about my ident …

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Are there anyone who knows about CMU-Q Admissions?

CMU-Q is Carneie Mellon University in Qatar campus that provides undergraduate education on the fields of Biological Sciences, Computer Scince, Business Administration and Information Systems.

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I am worried about my honors and awards profile.

I'm a senior from Brazil (graduating 12/2021) applying to competitive colleges (Ivy level) due to financial aid.

9th grade - Isn't a part of HS in Brazil. I contacted the schools I'm applying to, and t …

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EC help

I'm really struggling with ECs right now. I have band listed because I spend a lot of time participating and I've had leadership positions. I also have that I self study Korean and one of my work expe …

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Should I ask the Assistant Head of School for a LOR

I am close to the assistant head of school, he has been my Esports coach for the past two years and the Spring Sing Moderator (which I was on leadership for). From these activities, he knows me pretty …

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When applying for art and design, how much weight does your portfolio carry vs academic record for admission chances

4.13 gpa and applying to both art schools and general universities.

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