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Facebook Live Recap: Planning for Summer

Prepping for college admissions doesn't stop once the summer hits. In fact, there's no time like summer to fill in the gaps on your applications. In my recent Facebook Live Q&A, I answered all of your questions and gave my insider advice on planning for summer.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap with a list of some of the questions I answered and the full video of my session!

  • What are the most important questions students should ask themselves when deciding on summer plans?
  • Is summer a good time to prep for the SAT or ACT?
  • What should 9th graders /10th graders/ 11th graders do during the summer?
  • Should a student start visiting colleges over the summer?
  • Does it matter what you do during the summer as a middle-school student?
  • How do colleges view paid summer programs?
  • Which is more impressive: a summer program on a prestigious college campus or Governor's School?
  • If you plan on applying to an elite college, is it a good idea to attend the summer program on its campus?
  • Should a student take community college classes during the summer?
  • How do colleges view summer school?
  • Do students need to do something academic during the summer or can they take a break?
  • Is it okay to do a regular summer job if a student plans to apply to highly selective colleges?
  • How would a summer job doing manual labor be looked at by admissions officers?
  • Is being a camp counselor a worthwhile summer activity?
  • Can a student come up with their own idea of what to do during the summer?
  • How important is it to do volunteer work over the summer?