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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (11.10.21)

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!)