Smart Steps for Sophomores: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Tuesday, March 9 at 08:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Amanda May for our series: Smart Steps for Sophomores!

In this event designed specifically for current sophomores in high school and their families, Amanda will open the floor to allow you to ask any and all questions you might have about navigating the second year of high school and how to continue to develop your profile in preparation for the college applications 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.
12:25@sosi:can i take aps on khan academy? and still list them in my application?
14:28@sosi:i mean the course itself
24:03@anonymous:wait I wasn't here before so can you just go over sats and how to pick schools
29:31@anonymous:is collegeboard books better or princeton review?
30:35@anonymous:Q1) Will being an undeclared major hurt my acceptance? Q2) Should I still be sending in my SAT score to those SAT (optional) school if my SAT just below school req
34:00@sosi:Will I be at disadvantage if I had some extracurriculars not related to my decided major?
38:26@anonymous:Is it better to take AP course with a B grade or regular course with a A?
44:41@anonymous:My school teacher will not write letter of recommendation. Can I ask letter of rec from outside of school?
46:24@anonymous:Thank you Amanda!


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