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Recent Changes to Google Settings for Third-Party Apps like CollegeVine

ACTION REQUIRED: Update CollegeVine App Settings in Google Admin by October 23, 2023

For enhanced student data protection, Google is set to limit access for users under 18 to third-party apps like Coll …

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Chancing Changes Due to Affirmative Action Ruling

Because the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions on June 29th, we recently updated our chancing algorithm so that the impact of your ethnicity is greatly reduced. As a result, your chan …

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4 years ago
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How to ask for fee waivers for NON-US universities?

Hi! I'm taking IB in the Philippines and plan to apply for scholarships abroad in different countries. Some university application fees are quite expensive,1 university I am applying to is asking for …

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4 years ago
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Applications

During this pandemic I had to suddenly adjust to studying online, we have never attempted this before so it was a whole new experience. I struggled a bit during my junior year and it dropped my averag …

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4 years ago
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Is it okay that I'm joining 1-2 more clubs in my junior year and starting community service?

I'm a junior this year and didn't do much about my extracurriculars. I did track in 9th and 10th grade, I joined art club in 10th and am continuing it. I decided to join one club in my junior year and …

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4 years ago
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"Continue" in Activity Section

Hello! I'm currently filling out the common app and am having some trouble deciding which activities to say that I will "continue" in college. I really enjoy almost all of my activities and would like …

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4 years ago
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How do I exclude my test score for consideration on College Vine?

All of the schools I'm applying to have gone test blind. I'd like to exclude the test from consideration by the algorithm because I don't think CV has adjusted for this yet. I tried simply deleting my …

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4 years ago
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does early action increase my chances to attend texas A&M

does early action increase my chances to attend texas A&M

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4 years ago
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How bad do your grades have to be for you to be rescinded?

So if you were accepted to a top school, like an ivy league, and have been getting good grades in the past (mostly As and maybe a B or 2), how bad would your grades for senior year have to be for you …

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4 years ago
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How can I see what careers each college have?

How can I see what careers (I think that's the name, the thing you study) each college have? Is it on the website or what? Because I just can't find it

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4 years ago
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Does taking ASL in high school count as a foreign language for college admissions?

I couldn't fit another language into my schedule and I have to take ASL. Do most colleges think that it's okay for admissions? Is there any major colleges who might reject my application because I am …

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4 years ago
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How much do Senior Year grades matter?

Hey,

So I'm currently a senior and I'm wondering how much senior year grades will matter. I'm likely going to get a B in AP Chem (rn I'm at an 85%, but my teacher grades EVERYTHING super duper hard). W …

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4 years ago
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Is it bad to take classes in highschool unrelated to your intended major

So I'm a senior I plan on doing premed in college majoring in biology and Im applying to top colleges. This year I'm taking classes like AP environmental science and AP economics. I wanted to take the …

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4 years ago
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International student bus/MD programs

Hi l am an international student and l want to enter a bus/MD programs. I was wondering if the fact l have not taken any AP/IB or honour classes (because l am homeschooled) will affect my application? …

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4 years ago
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Neuroscience major business minor for premed

I’m currently a rising senior in high school and I’m planning on pursuing a pre med undergraduate route. I know med schools don’t really take your major into consideration so I decided neuroscience wa …

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4 years ago
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Do AP classes count for college credits?

I am a junior this year taking 3 AP classes, and I plan to take at least 3 more next year. I have heard in the past that if you score well on the test, you may earn college credits since AP classes ar …

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4 years ago
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Weighted and Unweighted GPA, are both required?

My son's high school does not provide unweighted GPAs, only weighted. I have asked the Counselor and their position is very clear.

Does that hurt his application in any way?

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4 years ago
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Best teacher for a rec letter?

So I have a good friend and I promised I would help with the process and he was stressing over the fact that he had to have a humanities rec letter. As a STEM bound student would a (Regular non AP non …

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4 years ago
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How does financial aid/ scholarships work for an international (hispanic) student?

I currently am only a freshman but I would like to know how it works and what are the requirements

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4 years ago
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I have two different ideas for my college application essay and wanted to know which one stands out more ?

One idea is to represent the essay through the elements of theatre. There are come major elements of a theatre....character, plot, diction etc... So I can represent the story of my life by defining th …

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4 years ago
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What is the ideal curriculum to get into college if your a Hispanic student?

I am an hispanic student and im not sure what extracurricular activities or acomplishes are needed to improve your chances on getting into a college?

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4 years ago
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SAT test subject vs SAT?

Can I submit only SAT test subjects to a college if it's SAT/ACT optional? I would only do this if my SAT wasn't that great but my SAT subject test scores were.

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