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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (12.8.21)

My December session of Ask America's College Counselor was full of excellent college admissions questions on topics like college lists, admissions decisions, course selection, 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.

SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER: 
  • Should we add a bunch of schools to our college list at the last minute?
  • Does a student's SAT score help more with getting scholarships, while their GPA helps more with admissions?
  • Would you recommend taking a Russian language proficiency exam to prove a bilingual student’s level of fluency?
  • Do colleges look hard at midterm grades after applications are submitted?
  • If I didn’t apply Early Action or Early Decision, what is the typical time frame to hear back with acceptance letters?
  • How do you go about negotiating merit money at similar caliber schools?
  • Is it necessary to take a foreign language for all four years of high school?
  • What disadvantages does a test-optional student have when applying to schools?
  • Do any colleges require both the SAT and the ACT?
  • Can you talk about the difference between deferred and waitlisted, and the chances of being admitted for each?
  • If we know we probably won’t qualify for financial aid, but we're going for merit aid, do we still need to fill out the FAFSA?

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