Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Wednesday, February 24 at 09:00 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.
5:20@Josefa:I am two weeks away from my SAT exam, what do you recommend I do to prepare for it this close?
11:21@Josefa:Do you have any tips for finding scholarships and applying to them? I don't know much about scholarships and I need to be a part of that. I am a Chilean and have US citizenship, so its a little complicated.
11:41@anonymous:What can you do in highschool if you are an international student?
12:31@anonymous:what is the difference between a BA degree and a BS degree?
13:28@anonymous:Hi! did you do any internships during the junior to senior summer?
14:59@Josefa:Do universities actually look at your sports and clubs or only to GPA?
18:09@anonymous:Im from Mexico, here there aren't many options for extracurriculars, it is not that common, what kind of things can you to improve your curriculum for college without the help of a school?
20:19@anonymous:for the Internship and summer programs that rquire an application, how did you prepare? when should I ask my teachers for the recommendation letters?
25:00@testme:How prestigious is the congressional award for college application?
25:39@sidney:I am very passionate about environmental protection and business, and my ECs are around it, but I also have '3rd' passion, can I write about this 3rd passion in my supplementals even though I don't have any extracurricular related to it?
27:38@sidney:Should I read the shool mission? If I try to focus on what they are looking for in my essays, By doing this, would it be helpful?
29:28@notkeianna:If I’m applying as an English major, do writing contests and having my work in publications help my application?
31:07@anonymous:If I want to do photography major, but I only have works of me, I do not have any awards. Do you think I still stand a chance for a top school?
33:48@sidney:Can I apply for liberal arts colleges if I have a lot of business extracurriculars?
35:36@anonymous:how would u describe ur essay
37:49@notkeianna:Can extracurriculars make up for a low standardized test score and/or gpa?
39:30@anonymous:how many colleges did you apply to
40:40@anonymous:did you apply for any big scholarships?
41:41@notkeianna:Would you say that UK schools are harder to get into?
43:32@anonymous:When you apply to colleges, do they know what other schools you are applying to? (I heared that ivy leagues are not happy with applicants who applied for all eight)
45:22@sidney:Have you ever met a kid of a famous person at Duke?
46:07@sidney:Are business/economics students at Duke more interested in Silicon Valley or Wall Street?
47:10@philip_0327:Haha, have you met Zion Williamson the legendary Basketball player?!
47:51@anonymous:Could you share a time line for a junior year student
52:02@anonymous:did anyone read your essay and edit it for you?
53:18@anonymous:What is one outstanding thing a student on a mrs path should do in high school
53:20@anonymous:*medical path - what are the most important things to do in junior year ?
57:05@sidney:Most popular majors at Duke?
57:24@sidney:Is it hard to get into clubs at Duke? Could you mention some of the most popular clubs at Duke?
57:46@sidney:I intend to study economics at a liberal arts college, but my spike is environmental protection and business, what would you say? Would it be a good idea applying for an economics major even though I don't have literally 'economics extracurriculars'?
58:31@sidney:What was your spike?
59:08@sidney:What is a typical Duke student like?
61:53@sidney:Your most outstanding extracurricular?
61:55@sidney:What was your SAT score?


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