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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (1.24.22)

During my first Facebook Live of 2022, I received a ton of great questions from parents and students on topics like getting deferred, standardized tests, course selection, and much more!

If you missed this month's 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.

  • After the application is in at a selective liberal arts college, should the student continue to “demonstrate interest”?
  • Is it okay to ask my teacher for a letter of recommendation early because she is taking a leave of absence? 
  • How do we ensure that the College Board does not send our kids' SAT scores directly to schools?
  • Should you report a 3 on an AP exam?
  • What are some reasons that colleges have to defer a student?
  • My son hasn't taken a foreign language in high school. Will this be an issue for selective colleges?
  • What do you think if my IB candidate junior substitutes AP Psychology for IB Physics her senior year?
  • What are some ways to fill up my lack of leadership in school to make myself stand out?
  • Can a Soundbite focus on a commitment to a sport even if the student isn’t going to play in college?
  • Would it be wise to submit last minute recommendation letters to schools before admissions decisions are released?
  • If my son takes a mix of both AP and IB classes, will this be considered less impressive than a full IB diploma program?
  • How important are the ACT and SAT in the admissions process?

    (Note: If you're unable to view the video below,
    click here to watch!)