For my November Facebook Live College Admissions Q&A, viewers asked great questions on topics like alumni interviews, course selection, letters of recommendation, and much more!
If you missed this session of Ask America's College Counselor, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered and to watch the full video.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- Should I submit my first quarter grades to my Early Decision school and Early Action schools if they are good?
- How much does a student's admission chances go down when applying with need to a need-aware school?
- Any advice on submitting an art supplement?
- How much do teacher letters of recommendation weigh?
- If you have the opportunity as a junior to connect with the admission officer that covers your region, would you recommend doing so?
- My son is applying undecided. Does that hurt his chances of getting into colleges?
- How important are SAT/ACT scores for merit aid?
- Should we opt for an independent study, which doesn’t factor into the GPA, or take an AP class?
- If high school students participate in summer immersion programs at prestigious colleges, does it help their chances of admission?
- Do any students write thank you notes to admissions officers who visit their schools?
- Can American Sign Language be considered as a foreign language?
- For alumni interviews, should students send their resumes beforehand?
(Note: If you're unable to view the video below, click here to watch!)