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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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a year 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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3 months 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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a year 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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a month ago
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SAT Essay Score?

I took the SAT with essay in August of 2020 and was happy with my composite score but not satisfied with my essay score. Especially since I took the exam before AP Lang/Lit, I just didn't have the ski

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10 months ago
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Can I mention University B's name in an supplemental essay that I am writing for University A?

If I am writing a supplemental essay and the content of my essay revolves around a program that I have taken at some other university, is it okay to mention that other college name and the program nam

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11 months ago
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I received a low score on the SAT Essay, should I still send SAT scores?

So I didn't know you can't send your sat scores without the essay and I received a low score on the essay. My overall sat score is good for the schools I am applying too but im wondering if I should e

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a year ago
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What is the common app essay format?

For the common app essay do I need a title even I already selected a prompt that common already gave us? I just need to copy and paste the essay from my docs to common app right? Do I need to include

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a year ago
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Can I write a college-specific essay about a similar topic as my Common App essay?

One of my schools requires an essay about a piece of literature that inspired you. For me, a particular poem came to mind. However, my common app essay is about how I discovered poetry (and the poem I

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a year ago
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Should I send my bad SAT essay score or sacrifice my SAT superscore?

So I took the SAT 2 times:

In October 2019 I scored 680 EBRW and 800 Math, but had a 15 on the essay

In August 2020 I took it without the essay and scored 730 EBRW and 790 Math.

This means that my supers

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a year ago
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college essay

HI! I got my college essay reviewed on Collegevine. I was really happy about the positive feedback and criticisms. However (according to the reviewer) my essay belongs in the "bottom 41%" of essays ap

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a year ago
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Should I take the essay portion for the SAT/ACT?

I am going to be a senior next year and I have take the ACT once (without the essay) and I have not taken the SAT at all. I am planning on registering for ACTs and SATs, but I do not know if I should

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3 days ago
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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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a month ago
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FREE peer essay review has been upgraded and replaced with Pay for Essay Review

This is a public service announcement. I have been telling CV members to use the Free Peer Essay Review over the past month and I just realized it may be a thing of the past.

I see only 2 options now.

 
I am happy to pay $60 for an in depth essay review by an expert.
5%
 
I am happy to pay $20 for a basic essay review by an expert
2%
 
I feel the both options are outside of my budget
19%
 
I hope CV brings back a FREE or KARMA OPTION
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Poll closed73 votes
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2 months ago
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Should I Include Both a Résumé, and an Essay in My UTD Application

This fall, I plan on applying to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). At UTD, Applicants have the option to submit a supplemental résumé and/or a Personal Essay. While I technically don't need to

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5 months ago
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sat essay cancelation

hi yall.

I registered for sat with essay but I dont wanna take the essay part and I DONT WANT A REFUND.

can I just leave after the math section is fully over?

will the score on the essay section be 0 ?

O

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6 months ago
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SAT with Essay cancellation

hi, I'll be taking SAT test in May! but I registered for the essay test also. now I want to cancel it but the college board said now the seats of the "without essay" test are full. can I cancel the es

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6 months ago
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Peer Essay Reviews

If you use the peer essay review feature on CollegeVine, how do you usually rate the reviews of your essays? I try to rate every review as 5/5, as long as they gave some helpful advice and looks like

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7 months ago
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Are admissions officers meticulous when evaluating essay applications?

Hello! I was curious: Are admissions officers meticulous when evaluating essay applications? Or do they skim through each one out of efficiency and scan for keywords and easily-identifiable, desirable

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8 months ago
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is the essay review only for college essays?

I’m a junior and i’m thinking about applying to a summer program and it requires an essay (which is the most important part of the application). I don’t know if collegvine’s essay reviewer is limited

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10 months ago
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Regarding essay review spam

Hello!

I am asking this question regarding the essay review section of the site as I am not sure where else to go regarding this.

I revised this paper earlier today: https://imgur.com/a/iag1TBu

However,

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