During my first Facebook Live College Admissions Q&A of 2021, I answered questions from students and parents on AP courses, test optional colleges, summer activities, and 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:
- My son got an email from a Cornell alumnus to set up an interview. Is it a reflection on his application that he got the request or are they offered to everyone?
- With a record number of applications, how can large state schools really review all of them?
- Does Application Nation - Class of 2022 offer brainstorming for essay topics and help with essay editing? What else does it offer?
- If your dream school is a reach, should you try to apply directly as a senior or go to a community college and then transfer over?
- How many AP classes do highly selective colleges look for in applicants?
- Are STEM opportunities still strong for female students, and, if so, do you have specific experience in working with those students?
- Can you suggest which AP courses students with an interest in finance should take?
- How do admissions officers view International Baccalaureate versus Advanced Placement courses?
- My daughter had a lower GPA in the first half of sophomore year due to health issues and the second half was pass/fail due to COVID. Should she mention her health issues in her college essay?
- At top schools that are test optional, will students who do not submit standardized test scores be at a disadvantage?
- With the pandemic still raging on, what’s a good way for students to develop their college lists without having visited schools?
- Are there many homeschooled students in Application Nation?
- Could you please suggest some summer activities?