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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (8.25.21)

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.

  • 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!)