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20:15@goldenretriever1:does the need for financial aid really matter in admission? most ivy talked about need blind. is covid changing that
22:04@anonymous:are you just doing the 10 profiles? i just submitted my profile and i was wondering if it would be reviewed.
24:33@Amaniadetunji:how can we tell if schools are need blind? should we reach out to them?
39:18@anonymous:I’m applying to college this year and am planning to take a gap year (by deferring my enrollment) to focus on gaining experience in my field of interest. Would adding my gap year plan to my extracurricular profile boost my application? If not, how should I incorporate it so that it is considered during my application review?
42:28@Applesauce:Colleges require that a certain amount of your teachers write recommendation letters for you. Could you ask another member of school staff like an assistant principle to write a recommendation in place of a teacher recommendation?
extracurricular has to tie to the major/academic interest?
58:54@melanie:Are Arts and Humanities related profiles popular here?
59:47@Applesauce:When you ask for number of AP classes taken, do you mean amount of classes completed by the time you apply or amount taken by the end of senior year? For example, I will have taken 9 at the end of high school but have only completed 4 as of now.
60:15@Applesauce:Also what percent chance does low-reach correlate with? Is this better or worse then when you say high-reach?
62:07@anonymous:I understand from another College Vine webinar that test-optional selective schools expect SAT scores to be lower by approx. 60 points this COVID impacted year. Do you agree with that projection?
67:18@Applesauce:Does early action actually increase admissions chances or do more highly qualified people just chose to submit early?