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2:06@sulagna0720:Is Binghamton University affordable for an out of state, middle class student?
4:56@Francesca_Estrada:How do you think a college's view on our applications will change because of the pandemic?
8:26@Francesca_Estrada:What is your advice on applying to scholarships?
11:24@anonymous:Only some of my extracirriculars align with what I want to study, because I've kind of changed my mind about what I want to major in. Will this hurt me? I originally wanted to study something in science, but recently started thinking about business, but I do have some awards/accomplishments in both areas
15:38@anonymous:What makes someone a competitive applicant for BS/MD aside from the standard things like grades, scores, etc.?
19:56@Sydb:How do one pick a college to apply ED without throwing away the option by making the mistake of picking a long reach college? Any insight will be appreciated. Thank you,
22:52@anonymous:Will a low gpa affect being accpeted into a university?
26:01@anonymous:If I have some low AP scores and don't send them, does that look bad to Admissions Officers because they "missing" from the report
28:44@goldenretriever1:whats your view on test requirement for 2022 hi school grad? Will next year be as crazy as this year??
30:16@anonymous:What are interviews like for a BS/MD applicant? What do they look for in an interview? What do they look for in an applicant to even qualify for an interview?
34:22@anonymous:when you say "science program", is it okay if you want to major in neuroscience, for ex, but do all kinds of "science" ECs, not particularly neuroscience ECs?
36:36@Francesca_Estrada:What are some extracurricular activities that you recommend for students applying to STEM?
38:54@anonymous:is it bad to start ECs junior year? (i.e. i know many who have started ECs over quarantine)
40:17@anonymous:Will a low gpa (uw 3.8)affect being accpeted into a university? What advice do you have to stand out?
42:08@anonymous:what's the name of the medical program and how do we find them?
43:58@anonymous:Is it worth going to a summer program if it costs a lot? Should I apply and see how much aid I get, and pull out if it's not enough?
46:10@anonymous:How hard is it to get a job shadow in the medical field since there's the patient confidentiality part? Any tips for getting a shadow in any field with confidentiality issues (law, finance etc)
49:59@anonymous:I am lost as to what major to choose? I have more of a stem background but I do not enjoy taking science classes. For that reason, I decided not to go be a dermatologist. Now, I am lost as to what to major in.
Will that affect me?
53:48@Sydb:Is applying as “undecided” considered weak when applying to highly selective colleges? How does one show areas of interest without picking a major/specific college?
56:26@anonymous:I am strongly considering applying for a BS/MD program. I have the extracurriculars you described that are important, but I don't test super well. I have an SAT Math 2 score of 790 and an SAT Chem score of 740. Am I currently a competitive enough applicant or should I retake the Chem SAT?
59:57@anonymous:any advice for YOUR HS junior self?
62:16@anonymous:is the interview portion of the application process important?