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1:19@anonymous0101011:What should we be doing as Junior right now?
3:15@bhaviman:How many colleges should you apply to?
5:10@mat:Should I submit my resume on the Common App?
7:04@anonymous0101011:Should we start writing essays now?
10:23@anonymous0101011:Do specific schools in colleges (like Penn CAS) have different requirements that the rest of the school?
11:40@Felicitas:How many activities is considered good for college application
14:10@anonymous:When do essay prompts for schools come out? and when should I start working on it? Do essay prompts change every year?
16:01@Franchesscav:By what point this year should I have a concrete school list?
17:33@smosby:What’s a good amount of recommendation letters to have?
18:35@anonymous:Is it smart to ask for a recommendation from a teacher who you don’t have a high grade in their class but they know you well as a student?
20:54@MohidBasha:If you apply to a specific school (ex. CAS) and decide that you want to change your major in college to one that is in a different school (ex. business school) is it possible do so? Or are you confined to the specific college you applied to initially?
22:43@anonymous:Would you say we should take a more "creative writing" approach to essays versus what we are traditionally taught in school?
25:21@anonymous:when should i create a common app account?
27:13@Anki:What is the difference between sop and personal statement?
30:36@anonymous:Does it weaken your application to apply as undecided, even if you're not 100% sure what you want to do?
32:11@Anish.Bandari05:Is it useful to apply to schools where the acceptance rate for an individual is below 10%?
35:03@anonymous:What's the difference between ed and ea? Are either binding?
36:33@mat: Can I pursue a double major at Penn without applying to the Dual Degree Program?
36:56@anonymous0101011:Why submit a resume if there's a activities list?
40:06@anonymous:When do common app essay prompts and supplementals for schools come out? and when should I start working on it? I'm so confused. So many people say to work over the summer but prompts aren't out ????
41:38@anonymous0101011:Is it too late to stand out?
44:17@anonymous:Should I submit an art supplement even if I'm going into STEM?
45:57@ariyasavla:does taking online courses which are relevant to your intended major strengthen your application
48:10@anonymous0101011:Are admission officers given a region or how does that work?
49:17@rileyzwetsloot:If you do take online courses, where on your application would you indicate them?
49:56@Isaaacsaadi:How do you strategically decide which school to apply ed?
52:52@anonymous0101011:Is it better to apply to lots of schools EA or one ED?
54:40@anonymous:what steps to take. Im at the point where my guidance counselor is sending scholarship opportunities. Btw I know nothing about how to write a college essay :(
56:27@mat:how can i find scholarships?
58:23@Isaaacsaadi:How do find out about specialized programs at colleges?
60:10@dlzz:Should I apply ED if I need financial aid? Im afraid it wont be enough and I will be bound to the school (middle class student)