Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Yesh

Recorded Sunday, December 20 at 07:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Yesh Datar for another installment of CollegeVine's Just for Juniors Advising Hours!

In this event designed specifically for current juniors in high school and their families, Yesh will open the floor to allow you to ask any and all questions you might have about the admissions 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.
1:38@anonymous:what was your major for undergrad
2:59@anonymous:How important will SAT/ACT scores be for applicants?
4:45@anonymous:Is it good to do both SAT and ACT
5:58@anonymous:What is highest SAT score?
6:34@anonymous:thats great! how hard is it to get into the bs/md programs?
8:11@anonymous:what were your stats that got you into Boston's BS/MD? were there any extracurricular activities that made you stand out?
10:23@anonymous:did you need to take SAT subject tests to get into Boston's BS/MD?
11:10@anonymous:is it important to do an sat subject test?
12:04@anonymous:Has the enrollment in colleges gone down due to Covid?
13:06@anonymous:Is there a specific test-prep company you recommend for math? Other than Kahn academy, thank you
15:25@anonymous:how many colleges is it good to apply to? in terms of ratio of reaches and target schools
18:02@anonymous:in the common app, are there supplemental essays to write or just one personal essay
21:23@anonymous:what other bsmd programs did you consider/apply to?
24:53@anonymous:How many recommendation letters are required from teachers? Are tose from stem teachers?
27:21@anonymous:if i choose to be a history major on a premed track, does that create a lot of work for me to do as a student
30:42@Veronah:Where can I get research opportunities for the summer since COVID no one is allowed In labs
32:39@anonymous:Is it easy to switch rom premed to a different major like computer science after 2 years or 3 years of college
36:30@Veronah:Thank you so much. Any tips to stand out on a Brown University college application
39:16@anonymous:if theres a realllllly bad midterm grade for one of my classes, does that mess up my transcript for colleges? the rest of my grades are pretty consistent and that one grade is def an outlier
40:38@anonymous:how to supplement hospital volunteering in current climate ?
43:01@Veronah:If I get a low SAT grade what can I do to compensate for it
46:01@anonymous:do colleges consider weighted GPA or unweighted GPA? If unweighted then does it make sense to take Honors and AP classes?
47:32@anonymous:How many total APs are required to complete in high school for applying for premed prog?
48:30@Veronah:How many schools should I apply for
49:11@anonymous:For courses that are college level (such as math past Calculus BC), but do not have an AP test, are they still counted as AP level?
52:21@anonymous:for BS MD program, is it recommended to take Bio and Chem both Subject Test or one of them is enough, apart from Math II
56:03@Veronah:Can you talk more about the August 1 common essay


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