As the school year is starting up for most students, my August Facebook Live Q&A brought out questions on topics like standardized tests, Rolling Admissions, demonstrated interest, 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.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- How accurate are tools at sites like CollegeVine, etc. that let us enter stats and then calculates a student's chances of admission for each school?
- All schools that my son is interested in are test optional. Is there any reason why he should take the SAT?
- If you submit the Common App to a college and your teacher submits their letter of recommendation after the school downloads your application, does it flow over automatically?
- Should a student send a resume along with their application?
- If applying Early Decision, does it make a difference if you apply early or on the actual deadline?
- How much of an impact does "demonstrated interest" have on admissions decisions, particularly in terms of following/liking a college's social media pages?
- How do you help prepare your student for an interview with an admissions representative?
- Do you have recommendations of Rolling Admissions schools in the northeast?
- If interviews are optional and a student does not interview, will it decrease their chances for admission?
- How do you know if interviews are available for a particular college?
- How do colleges view the International Baccalaureate program?
- My son is entering his junior year, and there are many options for SAT dates coming up. When do you recommend he take the SAT?
(Note: If you're unable to view the video below, click here to watch!)