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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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3 months ago
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Honors Application Essay Question

Hey everyone-

I'm applying to the Honors College at the University of Missouri, and one of the requirements is submitting an additional essay. One of the essay options states: "If you feel that an essa

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4 years ago
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please answer if you know about University of Oregon and the honors college!!

So I am applying for the University of Oregon Robert D. honors college. The application for the honors college and university of Oregon are all together but to apply to the honors college you need to

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2 years ago
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essays

i have some questions about the sat essay and TOEFL essay and university essays

can I choose an essay by my own self to write it on my sat and TOEFL and other examination? or I have to write a differe

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2 years ago
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Williams optional academic paper supplemental essay?

Hi,

I am applying to Williams College and they have an optional supplemental essay where I can submit a 3-5 page academic paper. I am debating on submitting the supplemental, because I do not think an

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2 years ago
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College Essay topics?

Ok, so I think I have a good topic for my college essay but I need some opinions because I am having second thoughts.

So, to start off, I am famous online for playing video games. Over the past 2 years

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2 years ago
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Creative approaches to writing a college essay?

I'm beginning to write my personal application essay and in doing so I've realized that while I have a strong, unique essay theme/topic, I am struggling to express this idea in a way that's unique (an

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2 years ago
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Is it better to use one of the non-general prompts for the Common App Personal Essay?

I'm approaching the final revisions of my Common App Essay, and I've realized that my essay sorta fits some of the prompts, but I didn't write it specifically for those prompts so nothing is specifica

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3 years ago
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CommonApp Personal Essay - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

I don't want to sound crazy. I don't want to sound like someone who doesn't have anything to write and so then writes about a random hobby.

I want to sound genuine. I want to be unique in my writing.

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3 years ago
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SAT Reporting with Essay

Hi, I have taken the SAT a few times. The first was in Nov 2019 as a benchmark. I did not do that well on the test but scored a 19 on the essay. When I took the SAT again, I did much better on the act

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8 months ago
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Which essay topic should I use for the CommonApp?

Hello! Rising senior here, trying to narrow down a topic for my Common App essay. I am currently debating between two topics for the essay and could use some feedback. The first essay topic is about h

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a year ago
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Should I Mention Another College In My Essay?

Hello, I am applying to colleges on the CommonApp and I recently started my essay. My essay includes talking about how another college sent me an email about joining a stock market challenge hosted by

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a year ago
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Common App Essay Question

My common app essay is about my first-hand experience of witnessing poverty in India on a trip I took with my family three years ago (not a community service or mission trip; just a regular visit to s

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a year ago
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U of Houston ApplyTexas Essay

I was filling out the ApplyTexas application for the University of Houston, but when I went to paste my essay, it only had the option for prompt C. I wrote my essay using prompt A. Does University of

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2 years ago
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Peronal Statement Topic Idea

Hello,

I am a rising senior who wants to know whether I have chosen a good CommonApp essay topic and which prompt the essay fits into if it is good.

I am planning to write about how I make people feel c

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2 years ago
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essay topic on astrology

i am very interested in astrology. i heard that your essay should be so specific to you that if a teacher was holding a stack of essays with your essay in it, your best friend or someone close to you

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2 years ago
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Is it okay to quote Taylor Swift in my UC appliaction essay?

I am a rising senior writing my college essays. One of my essay topics for the UC application is "What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?" I am writing about how I vol

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2 years ago
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How damaging are grammatical errors?

I recently submitted an essay for a college summer reading essay competition. Typically after I finish writing an essay, I run it through Grammarly. I did the same with this essay, however, after I su

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2 years ago
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College Students are submitting their College Course Essays for Free Peer Review

College Students are submitting their College Course Essays for Free Peer Review.

Yes, you heard me right. There are college students who have figured out that they can get a free peer review on Colleg

 
Yes, I've been offered NON College Application Essays for Review
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Can I have my UC essays sort of play off each other?

My UC essays are quite good on their own, but only really shine when read as a whole. For example, I talked about being first-generation for my "challenge" essay but left a lot of the overcoming for m

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2 years ago
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CommonApp Essay Idea - Webtoons

Hi, so I'm a senior living in Thailand.

My first application deadline for an IVY League School is November 1st. Most of my classmates are done writing their CommonApp essay, but I am having trouble wi

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