What are your chances of acceptance?

Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Duke University
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)
Lily Fang
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Guide to CollegeVine Connections + Offers

CollegeVine Connections and Offers allow you to engage more closely with the schools on your college list, or discover new schools that are a great fit.


If you’re wondering how CollegeVine Connections and Offers work—or you even recently received one—this post will walk through what these mean and what to do next.


What’s a CollegeVine Connection?

Screenshot of a CollegeVine Connection email from Grinnell College

CollegeVine Connections can be initiated by both students and colleges. Students can show interest in colleges on their list by sending a connection request, and colleges can do the same for students.


When a connection is accepted, colleges will be able to see your full profile and start guiding you on the path to apply there. Getting a connection request from a college does not necessarily mean you’ll be accepted, but it does mean that the college thinks you’d be a strong applicant.


With an accepted connection, students will also be able to chat with their admissions officers, meet current students, get invited to special events, and more. Each college does slightly different things with their connections.


Once you get connected, we highly recommend you reach out to your regional admissions officer right on CollegeVine and say hello!


What’s a CollegeVine Offer?

CollegeVine direct admissions offer


CollegeVine Offers are legitimate acceptance offers from the school. If you receive one, it means that the college is impressed by your profile and wants you on their campus. Many offers also come with merit scholarships, helping you save thousands on tuition.


This type of admissions is known as “direct admissions.” Think of this as skipping the step where you apply to the school. The school is letting you know that you’re admitted, conditional upon you accepting their offer and sending them official documentation, such as your transcript.


Accepting the offer does not mean you’re committing to attending the school. It just means that you’re acknowledging the offer, will submit the supporting material to validate your profile, and will seriously consider enrolling in this school as an option.


So, if you receive a CollegeVine Offer, make sure to review whether the school fits your preferences and finances. If it’s not a fit, you can reject the offer. If it is a fit, congrats on getting accepted to an excellent school, without ever having to apply! You can accept the offer and any scholarships, and add the school to your list of best-fit options.


How Can I Opt In or Out of Connections and Offers?


Screenshot of the place you can publish your profile on CollegeVine

Screenshot of the CollegeVine profile opt-in 


You can opt in or out of Connections and Offers right from your CollegeVine profile. In the right-hand corner, there’s a section that allows you to publish your profile and join the recruiting network.


If you want to opt out of recruitment, you can simply keep this option turned off. At any point, you can change your mind and join or leave the recruiting network.


Have More Questions?


If you want to know more, you can reach out to our support team at support [at] collegevine [dot] com, or ask a question in our community forums.

Lily Fang
Content Manager

Short Bio
Lily Fang is the Content Manager at CollegeVine and an alum of Amherst College. In her spare time, she trains for marathons and blogs about sustainability, running, and travel.