This is the time of year that college admissions questions start coming fast and furious for underclassmen. To that end, I hosted a rapid-fire Facebook Live Q&A especially for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. During this session, I answered viewer questions in real time, on topics like standardized testing, course selection, demonstrated interest, 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!
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- Are some SATs harder than others?
- When you're looking at colleges, how can you tell if a college culture is collaborative or competitive?
- When do you recommend students take the SATs for the first time?
- How well does the PSAT 9 indicate how one might do on the actual SAT?
- How necessary are Subject Tests if a college doesn't require them?
- Any advice for 7th and 8th graders thinking ahead?
- Do you need four units total of the core classes, or are colleges looking to make sure students have each of the five core classes every single year?
- If a student is taking AP World History in 10th grade, do you recommend that they take the Subject Test?
- Is it acceptable to do interviews and a campus tour information session during the same college visit?
- How important is demonstrated interest?
- Any suggestions to help STEM students come up with a passion project?
- What is your opinion on taking CLEP exams junior year?
- How useful is it for a student to have two languages?