Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Monday, February 15 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Amanda May 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, Amanda 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: Duke University '20

Major: Biology

Work Experience: Amanda has worked in four different research labs, two at Cambridge University (U.K) and two at Duke University. Additionally, Amanda worked as a tutor for Biology and Chemistry for several years and also served a sales manager for an apartment complex.

My Admissions Story: Amanda applied to colleges in both the UK and the US. After being accepted to Duke and visiting campus during the accepted students' weekend, Amanda knew that Duke was the perfect fit for her.

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 Amanda and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
5:42@anonymous:I’m interested in knowing more about admissions and maybe some tips on how to get into your dream college
9:38@anonymous:Important dates for College Applications
10:32@anonymous:How many colleges would you recommend applying?
12:01@anonymous0101011:how do i get into Harvard
13:24@goldenretriever1:What did you talk about for your duke essays
14:57@sidney:Have you seen many students at Duke interested in business/finance?
15:48@anonymous:Are there any good business/finance schools that you recommend?
16:52@anonymous:what schools do recommend for law?
17:02@anonymous:What does a dream student look like to Duke ? Amanda
18:31@goldenretriever1:What are the most popular majors at duke
20:31@anonymous:How can I get into Yale
20:56@Abhinav15:What was your gpa?
21:47@sidney:Are dorms at Duke good?
23:08@anonymous:I’m studying for the act are there are any tips or tricks to get a good act score?
24:37@anonymous:can you talk more about your college experience?
26:44@anonymous:What act score did you get? If you took it.
27:34@christopher:What is a good SAT score for Duke?
28:38@sidney:Have you got any scholarship at Duke? Did you apply as an international student?
30:11@anonymous:How many AP classes are good for the college applications
33:22@anonymous:Can colleges reject you just solely off of your ACT score?
35:52@anonymous:how do I make my essay writing stand out?
40:14@sidney:My spike is environmental protection and business, would it hurt my application considering that Duke doesn't have an undergrad business program? I intend to study economics.
42:18@anonymous:I have the opportunity to take a college class this summer but I also need to improve on my act. What should I do?
45:07@goldenretriever1:Does Duke have vocal major? I'm a classic opera singer
45:55@anonymous:Are AP tests/classes important?
48:02@anonymous:Is Science fair good for my college application
50:43@sidney:Is Duke liberal or conservative?
50:50@sidney:Can you mention some cliche essays?
52:54@sidney:Would you recommend to start writing essays from now?
55:43@sidney:If I'm really interested in a specific school, should I focus more on PS or supplemental?
57:54@anonymous:Could we reach out to you if we have any questions on how to approach the essays?
59:33@sidney:What was your strongest extracurricular?
61:13@sidney:Does Duke have any specific 'Why Duke?' essay?
61:50@anonymous:is it very important to be president of a club vs a member of a lot of different clubs?
62:54@sidney:Is Duke good w financial aid for international applicants?
63:57@anonymous:How many club do I need to join
64:28@anonymous:what should I as a junior focus on now to make my college application easier?
65:17@sidney:How many colleges did you apply to?
66:05@sidney:Have you seen/experienced any difference between UK schools and american universities?


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