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Did you know you can work with an advisor on CollegeVine?

Hi all!

Wanted to share an exciting new feature on CollegeVine where you can find a college advisor that's right for you:

Check out the Find an Advisor tool here: https://www.collegevine.com/experts

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

Self studying APES (expect a 4)

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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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2 years ago
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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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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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How can I improve my extracurriculars?

I'm a sophomore and I'm worried my extracurriculars are too weak. Not sure what I want to do in college, probably something humanities/social science/political science related. I obviously have no ide …

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2 years ago
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Should I put low investment activities on my app?

I do like 1-hour of social service a week in school for like 30 weeks. Do you recommend that I put this on my app? (I'm aiming for T100)

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2 years ago
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What are some Good schools for biological sciences that give merit aid?

I am a high school junior with a 1450 SAT, 3.971 unweighted and 4.3 weighted GPA. Typical ECs, decent but not amazing. I will apply to UCs and a few state schools, but am looking for some others that …

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As an international Asian applicant, should I fill out the demographics on the Common App?

What are the advantages/disadvantages to filling/not filling the demographics details on the Common App as an International Asian applicant?

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2 years ago
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I am iterested in a small college with engineering program that will offer ample interation with faculty.

HS Jr., 1450 SAT, 3.95 GPA. I am uncertain about an engineering specialty. I would like to attend a college with a high ranking engineering program where I will have ample opportunity to interact with …

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Is NCA All-American Cheerleading tier A worthy?

I would like to know if pursuing this time consuming extracurricular is worth it in the long run. According to the organization's website, "individuals that attend an NCA Summer Camp have the opportun …

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Are there any really good programs and/or websites that can help me find good extracurricular activities?

My GPA is a 4.0 and my score on the SAT is 1540. All I need to worry about now are extracurricular activities because I have none. I would appreciate it if the program/website also helps you with the …

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Does your rank in school matter?

Does what rank you are in your school or district matter?

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What community service should someone aspiring a doctor do?

I’m a freshman in a high school which is IB (International Baccalaureate).

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2 years ago
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Throwaways ECs Should I put them on my application?

Is putting I wrote a short story (which I just wrote for fun) worth the space on app just to add more ECs to my list

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How can I boost my chances to UW-Madison besides just ECs, GPA, test scores and the usual?

I am a currently a sophmore but what can i do like talking to admissions representatives etc and how to go about doing that. According to ColVine I have a low 60% chance but i want to boost it more an …

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Should my college essays be written in descriptive form or in the form of a story?

Should my answer to the essay prompts be straight out descriptions or as a more interactive story type of thing?

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