Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Giebien

Recorded Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Join Giebien Na 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, Giebien 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: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

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 Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
3:23@AdibRabbani:I took the SAT Bio in my sophomore year and got a 730. Now that they are cancelled, should I still put this on my application? Will it put me at a disadvantage if I do?
4:51@anonymous:If we dont give essay in SAT or ACT, do I need to still take it
6:25@anonymous:How do you go about finding scholarships that you would have realistic chances of winning, since online research often just gives you big national scholarships
12:36@anonymous:My son took SAT and got 1500 without essay and ACT he got 35 without essay. do you suggest that he should take the test again with essays?
14:06@CaitlynRamdat:When are they going to take away the SAT with essay test? Or is it just automatically out? I take the SAT in March.
15:01@anonymous:June 2021 is the last test date for essay
15:20@anonymous: Since Covid, many SAT testing sites have cancelled in 2020, what are the chances of taking SAT tests in March, May and June as a junior for the first time? Is traveling to other states to take it?
20:13@anonymous:Do you know what are the top tier school look in essay and what essay topics are as an example?
24:21@CaitlynRamdat:Because of COVID-19, what are some methods of bolstering our application that you recommend?
27:50@anonymous:would it be more of a benefit to save my energy and study later in the year for the july or august SAT instead of studying now just for the tests to keep getting rescheduled?
31:19@anonymous:How does taking SAT in June for the first time affect a junior's National Merit scholarship application as a finalist?
33:40@anonymous:What are the schools looking at it from community help perspective?
35:14@anonymous:What are the schools looking at it in this time from volunteering?
38:37@anonymous:Do you have any suggestions for summer activities?


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