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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (2.17.20)

For this month's rapid-fire Facebook Live Q&A, questions came in from students and parents of all high school class years on topics like course selection, standardized tests, and more!

In case you missed it, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered and to watch the full video!

  • How do you anticipate the changes to the NACAC Code of Ethics affecting the current round of admissions and scholarships?
  • What can parents of 8th graders start thinking about at this point?
  • How do colleges look at the superscored ACT? How many times do you recommend taking the ACT?
  • For senior year, do certain AP classes look better than others to admissions officers?
  • What are some suggestions for students to do over the summer?
  • Is it possible to submit only one of my Subject Test scores from one test sitting?
  • For a prospective engineering major, is it absolutely necessary to have all five core subjects for all four years of high school?
  • Are the guidelines different for recruited athletes?
  • If your high school offers an SAT prep course junior year for one semester, is it frowned upon to take it? 
  • Can a well-rounded student still get into a good college or does he need to highlight one passion?
  • Is it important to commit to a certain major when you are applying to colleges?