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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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Chances of getting into BU SMED

Hello! I am currently a sophomore, and I am very interested in BU's BA/MD program, and really want to go there in the fall of 2022. I just wanted to get feedback on how my chances are, but I think its …

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My entire curriculum is IB courses-why does it say my IB/AP courses aren't sufficient?

I take 6 IB classes, my only classes are IB. Why does it say for the schools I am applying to that I am not taking enough IB/AP courses when all of my courses are IB.

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Freshman Year

Hey Guys! Just an average freshman in high school worrying about grades. I have a D+ in honors earth science. Do you think this will have an ton of impact on my admission to ivy schools. And I have tw …

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I currently have two C's on my high school record one in math 2 honors (75) and Chemistry Honors(76) I want to know specifically if a college looks at my transcript they will take note in this, howeve …

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4 years ago
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Can I back out if I was accepted Early Decision?

I was accepted ED to Stonehill College but after seeing the financial aid package, I definitely can’t afford the school. I need to back out, but is that possible? I'm really worried.

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Yale University

I heard that yale university has an immigration program like if you're not born in the U.S they can help you can into the school through their immigration program.

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4 years ago
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What Majors/minors to consider for teaching English in Taiwan?

Hey :)

I plan on moving to Taiwan to teach English as a Foreign Langauge in Taiwan but was unsure what majors/minors to take. There are no strict rules for degrees other than that you must have a bache …

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4 years ago
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AP/IB classes?

My school doesn’t offer AP or IB classes and instead offers dual enrollment or CTE courses. I know many universities (especially those I want to go to) require or at least want you to take these cours …

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4 years ago
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What Are Good Fits 4 Me

I have a 3.8+ GPA at one of the top high schools in my state. I intend to get a bachelors in pol sci, public policy or planning then go for a masters in regional planning. My PSAT scores are slightly …

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4 years ago
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Best Majors for Law School

Hey everybody, I am a sophomore in high school and I was wondering what you guys think the best majors would be for someone who wants to be a lawyer.

Thanks so much

ConfusedSophomore

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4 years ago
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Difference between SAT and ACT and best years to take them

Hey everyone! When do you think the best years to start your SATs and ACTs are? Also, can someone explain the difference between SAT and ACT and what each of them is used for? I'm a tad confused.

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4 years ago
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colleges

I have absolutely no idea what college i want to go to is there any recommendation.

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4 years ago
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Any internship opportunities in New Jersey?

Hey Guys! I'm looking for internship opportunities in New Jersey.

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4 years ago
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Are my EC's okay/decent or do I need to do a lot of work?

Hi friends! I'm applying to T30 schools like WashU, Northeastern, and Emory.

Right now my SAT and GPA are great, just worried about my extracurricular stuff. This is what I do -

Girl Scouts, working on …

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4 years ago
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What do I do if my chances are pretty low for a lot of schools on my list?

All of my favorite schools have below a 40% chance of me getting in. I know that a lot of them are competitive schools, but I don’t know what I should do now. Leave them on my list and risk it? Add mo …

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Internships

Can you please tell me if there are any good internships in US offered to non US citizens?

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4 years ago
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9th grader problem

Hi,I am a 9th grader what do I do to apply to harvard I am an Indian .

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4 years ago
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What do colleges like to see for extracurriculars?

Hi, sophomore here. I’m really confused about how colleges look at ECs. I do a lot of volunteering at the hospital, I’m in student council and I’m thinking about doing track in the spring but I’m not …

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Can I wait until senior year to take the ACT?

I’m a junior now and I’m a bit stressed with my course load (mostly honors classes, 1 AP). I’m already not sleeping a lot and I think adding studying for the ACT to my schedule is going to be really t …

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