This month, I tried something new with my Facebook Live sessions—a rapid-fire Q&A on one topic at hand, filling out the application. During this session, I answered viewer questions in real time, on things like listing extracurriculars, when to submit applications, completing the FAFSA, and more.
In case you missed it, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered during my Facebook Live Q&A and to watch the full video on filling out the application!
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- How are college applications read?
- Do you recommend listing your unweighted or weighted class rank?
- Do colleges look at courses taken in senior year? And, is the rigor of those courses considered for admissions?
- If your school does not give a GPA in a 3.0 or 4.0 format, how should you enter it on the Common App?
- What is the earliest you can apply to Early Decision or Early Action colleges before November 1st?
- Does the counselor upload the transcript to each of the colleges from the Common App or do all the schools get it automatically?
- If a college offers you preferred filling status with a link to their application, does that really mean anything?
- If we're not applying for financial aid, but would like to be considered for scholarships, do we need to fill out the FAFSA?
- Do we need to check the box which says we're applying for financial aid on the Common App even though we think we won't qualify for financial aid?
- How or where can you express your interest in a college that does not require a supplemental essay?
- How does a university actually get through 45,000 applications?
- What is your feeling on sending a resume along with the application?
- Should you list honor roll in the honor section of the application?