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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (4.24.24)

During my April session of Ask America's College Counselor, I answered questions from students and parents from across the country on topics like college essays, submitting test scores, recommendation letters, 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.

  • Is it okay to talk about a learning disability in your essay?
  • Is AP Statistics or AP Macro better to take for a biology major?
  • What are the biggest changes to the college admissions process in the last few years?
  • What are some tips for making your final college decision?
  • What is your advice on how to start your college essay?
  • Many Ivy League universities are announcing the return of an SAT/ACT score requirement for the next admissions cycle. Do you think this will trigger most other universities to do the same?
  • How do you determine whether or not you should report your test scores?
  • Will highly selective schools begin to de-emphasize legacy preferences this fall?
  • My daughter is a sophomore. When should she start getting letters of recommendation?
  • Would you recommend doing a paid summer program at a college or should my student just get a summer job?
  • Would it be advantageous for kids with extremely high SAT scores to focus on schools that require SAT scores?
  • What is your take on providing an art/music portfolio when it’s not required?
  • What should you do if your student has developed a relationship with their school counselor, but the counselor is leaving the school?

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