Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Yesh

Recorded Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00 AM

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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.
4:20@anonymous0101011:Love your livestreams!! I am aspiring econ major and was wondering if you had any suggestions tying that into sustainability? For example tying my sustainability EC's (like research, passion projects) to business/econ/finance? Will my sustainability ECs hurt the fact that I am going for an Econ related major? Any recommendations on how I should present it in a compelling manner?
8:28@anonymous0101011:ty!!!! about the sustainability question... any tips for tying them together in essays?
9:34@Felicitas:Does the Sat really matter? Does it count a lot with the college admission?
13:33@anonymous:how important are extracurricular activities in the admission process? (if students do not have sports,etc
17:21@ShreyasRamkumar:When should I start college visits (whether in person or virtual)? By the way, love your streams :)
18:50@Felicitas:I really want to go to Boston University but my sat scores aren't very good. Do the scores count a lot for the college application
20:51@Ruthvik1246:Are my junior year grades looked at the most or are my grades from every year looked at the same?
22:44@anonymous0101011:how good does an upwards trend look?
23:47@anonymous:Would it hurt me to take AP Statistic vs AP Calculus ... not sure my major, maybe psychology or Maybe be an intelligence analyst...
25:41@anonymous:For Econ major, does debate as EC help?
26:49@anonymous0101011:does penn like the overlapping of two areas like he said with sustainability and Econ?
29:27@anonymous0101011:so I am less likely to get into if I am not applying to a dual program at penn vs Wharton?
30:18@Cmetz:How will AP tests be viewed now that subject tests are gone. Do you think colleges will consider them more now that subject tests gone ?
32:48@anonymous:Do we need to submit both the Act and Sat or one might do?
34:11@anonymous0101011:what does the removal of the sat subject tests do to the importance of the sat? how will they gauge you based on gpa alone? its so easy to get a 4.0 compared to a 1500+...
36:34@anonymous:How, if at all, have colleges shifted their expectations for extracurricular involvement during the pandemic?
39:34@ShreyasRamkumar:What things should I look for when looking at colleges? What things would you consider important factors in college selection?
43:02@anonymous:Will self studying for AP tests still be valued even though the test themselves won't matter as much?
44:19@ShreyasRamkumar:Will the chancing engine get updated with the recent removal of the sat essay and sat subject test?
45:22@anonymous0101011:for an asian what sat score should be the goal for Harvard?
46:59@anonymous:what do colleges look for when you want to transfer from one college to another?
48:16@Clari_04:How do I select my major??
50:26@ShreyasRamkumar:where would we find the livestream for choosing your college?
52:45@anonymous:What EC student needs to do in order to apply BS/MD? I heard it is super selective.
55:51@Ruthvik1246:My plan after high school is to go to Community college to save some tuition money and then transfer to a better university, is this a good plan?
60:11@ShreyasRamkumar:what can i use to check what schools are good in different majors?


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