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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (6.5.24)

For my June Facebook Live Q&A, I answered questions from high school students and parents from across the country on topics like AP classes, taking the SAT/ACT, college essays, 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.

  • My son wants to major in data science. Should he take AP Computer Science A if he's already taking AP Computer Science Principles?
  • Is it okay to take AP Seminar in place of English 10 if your high school considers it a core class?
  • Should "majority" students still talk about their backgrounds in their college essay?
  • Is September or October the last date to take the SAT/ACT if you're applying Early Decision or Early Action?
  • Should my son explain why he chose to move schools in 11th grade in the Additional Information section of the Common App?
  • Should my son spend his junior year at the community college getting an associate's degree or stay at his high school and take AP classes instead?
  • Is it okay to take the SAT the summer before sophomore year?
  • Is it better to take an AP class or do an internship?
  • Should you try to showcase multiple qualities in your college essay?
  • Is there any benefit to attending pre-college summer programs for high school students?
  • If a college says it doesn't track demonstrated interest, is this really the case?
  • What is the next level rigorous math course after AP Calculus BC that is highly regarded by colleges?

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