For this rapid-fire Facebook Live Q&A, I received questions from parents and students from all class years. During this session, I answered viewer questions in real time on topics like getting deferred, test scores, course selection, and more.
In case you missed it, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered during my Facebook Live Q&A and to watch the full video!
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- Would two years of Spanish and then two years of French satisfy the "four years of a foreign language" recommendation?
- Can history be combined with social science courses to satisfy recommended credits in history?
- I got deferred from my top choice school. Is there anything I should be doing?
- Are you finding that Early Decision isn't as helpful for admission as it once was?
- What can I do to get into my top choice school when it's a reach?
- Why do you recommend keeping pay-to-play programs off your application?
- If a student is planning to be a liberal arts major, are Subject Tests really needed?
- What is the mid-year report composed of? How important is it?
- What is a good Subject Test score to send to an Ivy?
- Is there a deadline that schools have to let a student know about Merit Scholarships?
- How many AP classes do you recommend for a student who could qualify for several?
- Are there any other scholarships besides the National Merit Scholarship that you can qualify for with your PSAT score?
- I work for a university. Does listing that on my child's Common App hurt their admissions chances at peer group universities?
- Do college admissions officers compare all applicants coming from the same high school to each other, and possibly limit how many students from each high school they accept?