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3:53@anonymous0101011:Will SAT scores matter next year? Do you think colleges will go test-optional?
7:31@anonymous:What are the main things to consider when making a list of colleges?
15:31@Busybee:How can I make college application season easier now? Is there anything to do ahead of time?
21:20@anonymous:What should we be doing this summer? If we can't do summer programs what can we do?
27:33@anonymous0101011:When should we start college essays?
28:22@anonymous:What should I do if I don't know what major I want to appl as? What if some or most of my activities don't neccesarily align with my major?
32:42@anusha:How would you reach out to professors? Like for example, i wanted to contact a Rice University Chemistry professor because that's what i'm interested in, how would i do that?
37:17@anonymous:What are some ways demonstrate interest or learn about colleges without being able to visit during the pandemic?
42:23@anonymous:What are some awesome things juniors can do right now that most juniors don't know?
45:59@anonymous:What are some things I should consider before applying early action
51:41@smontague98:sidenote: can there be another one of these?
52:22@anonymous:How much are AP Tests weighted? I've heard things like they're usually only beneficial if you have mostly 5s or 4s
54:41@student88:What if I've gotten some 3's?-- do I hide them when applying to T20's? (Assuming they don't accept them for credit)
55:38@anonymous0101011:Is it okay if your school doesn't offer APs? They offer more dual enrollment?
58:35@sanabida:Can you explain a bit more about what supplements are and how we can have strong supplements that may help boost our chances of admission?
64:19@anonymous:can you speak to passion projects?
68:31@sanabida:Thank you that was helpful! But I was wondering more about the creative aspect of supplements like a creative project someone may have worked on?:)
70:52@anonymous:Is there an amount of schools you should apply to?
71:42@anonymous:Do you recommend taking subject test if you want to apply to top colleges and want to have a stem major?
74:17@anonymous:Is it true that you receive less financial aid with EA/ED?
76:38@catasegura:To be a competitive applicant in a certain school does my SAT score need to be closer to the 75th percentile average of that school? Or with a 25th-50th percentile would by score still be competitive?
80:37@anonymous0101011:If you are taking a rigorous course-load, will they overlook some Bs?
83:13@anonymous:When is the best month to request and send in rec letters?
85:47@antelope:Do colleges look at what classes I'm taking in my senior year?
86:46@anonymous0101011:Getting a B in a major related class?