Smart Steps for Sophomores: Advising Hours with Yesh

Recorded Sunday, December 13 at 08:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Yesh Datar for the third session of a new series: Smart Steps for Sophomores!

In this event designed specifically for current sophomores in high school and their families, Yesh will open the floor to allow you to ask any and all questions you might have about navigating the second year of high school and how to continue to develop your profile in preparation for the college applications process.

Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn from other viewers' questions!

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
2:00@aham:Are paid summer programs still impressive? If not, what would be and how would I get such opportunities?
4:35@fl2023:What are your studying tips?
7:13@anonymous:Did you take world history ap?
8:20@aham:What about competitive paid ones like Stanford Humanities Program?
9:48@anonymous:Any summer program/internship recommendations?
12:30@anonymous:What should I be doing right now as a sophomore to plan for college, other than the "basics" such as ACT prep?
17:15@anonymous:what majors did you choose, and why?
20:48@anonymous:Would being a founder of a club or nonprofit organization look good on the college application?
25:24@soniasohail5:How do colleges view industry certifications?
27:31@mirellarichard:can super scoring affect your chances of getting into college?
29:42@anonymous:Now that SAT scores are not required, would you still recommend students taking it?
33:50@aham:And when should we begin studying? Would it be useful to get a headstart?
36:11@anonymous:Any studying resources you recommend for SAT or AP prep?
38:53@aham:Cann you calculuate how many hours it would be good to study for the tests
40:55@aham:also, do you think SAT IIs will be on next May/June?
41:58@anonymous:How can we best prepare for the SAT?
42:25@mirellarichard:what is the timeline of the college process? (like when do we start writing essays, filling in applications, etc.)
48:07@anonymous:Could you explain the difference between FAFSA and CSS?
50:58@aham:When shuold I start trying to save a seat for the SAT IIs?
51:52@anonymous:If we recieve a bad score like a 1 or 2 on the AP exam but we have a great grade like an A in the class, would this look bad on the college application?
54:42@mirellarichard:what is the timeline of the college process? (like when do we start writing essays, filling in applications, etc.)
56:44@anonymous:Any tips on how to manage your time between academics and extracurriculars?
58:38@anonymous:Could you explain what a theme is in a college application?
61:08@anonymous:Any tips on how to cope with stress level in high school?


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