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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (12.14.22)

For my last Facebook Live Q&A of 2022, I answered questions from parents and students on topics like Early Decision results, course selection, college visits, 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: 
  • My son was rejected from his Early Decision school. Would it be okay for him to apply Early Decision 2 to a school with a lower acceptance rate?
  • In interviews, is it more important to emphasize resume highlights or character highlights?
  • If I have an ACT score of 35, should I still take the SAT?
  • Is this admissions cycle looking more competitive than last year's based on the Early Decision results coming out?
  • When is the right time to make your final college decision?
  • If a student is very STEM-focused, is it better to take AP Computer Programming or another AP History?
  • What can a student do if they’ve been rejected from Early Decision?
  • Is there a list of characteristics or observations we should focus on when visiting colleges?
  • I just got a financial package from my daughter's Early Decision school. Can I appeal the Expected Family Contribution?
  • Do colleges penalize students or look at them differently if they take the ACT with accommodations for medical reasons?
  • How do you feel about companies that provide research opportunities for a fee?
  • What are your thoughts on the upcoming digital SAT?
  • Are test-optional applicants evaluated within the pool of test-optional applications or against all applications, including those with test scores?

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