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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (1.29.24)

During my first session of Ask America's College Counselor in 2024, I answered questions from students and parents from across the country on topics like course selection, recommendation letters, summer planning, and much more!

If you missed this month's Facebook Live Q&A, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered and to watch the full video.

  • Is it a good idea for a computer science major to ask their AP Computer Science Principles teacher for a recommendation letter?
  • If you don't think you're going to do well on an AP exam, is it better not to take the exam?
  • Are most colleges remaining test-optional since the pandemic?
  • Is the FAFSA required for merit scholarships to be awarded?
  • What can a student who loves English and literature do over the summer to enhance their college applications?
  • Do colleges prefer a traditional history course or is it okay to take an ethnic studies course or AP Human Geography instead?
  • What do colleges think about the AP Capstone diploma?
  • What are your tips for choosing who to ask for recommendation letters?
  • Is it okay if a student only does sports and no other extracurricular activities?
  • What are your thoughts on college rankings?
  • Do students have a chance at getting into a top school without a perfect GPA?
  • What is your perspective on submitting test scores?

(Note: If you're unable to view the video below,
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