Choosing a School: Academics

Recorded Tuesday, March 16 at 08:30 PM

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About this livestream


Choosing a college can be overwhelming: you're not only deciding where you'll be spending the next four years, but also making a decision that will affect the rest of your life. So, why not take some of the pressure off by tuning in with Hale this Tuesday and learning how to choose a school with the academics that are right for you.

Hale will be covering topics such as offered programs, course rigor, professor expectations, and the student-to-faculty ratio. He'll also give advice on how to optimize your current academic and extracurricular profiles to fit how you want to be portrayed to admissions officers based on your prospective major.

Stop in to ask a few questions, or stay around the whole time to get a better idea of how location factors into your college experience.

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Work Experience: I am a senior at Yale and excited to begin my fifth admissions cycle working with CollegeVine. After four years of working directly with students, I can't wait to engage with the people and the process in new and innovative ways online.

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 Hale and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
22:56@anonymous:My dream school is UCLA and I want to major in computer science will classes be relatively large or small?
34:27@DJ1:How can you find out about these resources about specific schools?
39:41@DJ1:Do colleges post their professors and stuff like that on their website?
40:26@anonymous:What approach did you take/wish you took when selecting between your accepted schools?
42:19@anonymous:I want to go into the medical field and Indiana University is on my top five, do you know if their academics will prepare me well or do you have any other school recommendations?
44:08@anonymous:How about Computer Science?
45:39@IndiaH:So when you are out of state the colleges they cost more but are there more benefits with out of state than in state.
47:24@smontague98:What about auditing a class that's in your top list?
48:33@Cmetz:Do you have any suggestions on how to get into Yale
53:44@shostikamishra:Should I go to a university just because they are cheaper compared to others?
55:27@smontague98:Do you think graduating a year early from high school puts you at a disadvantage for admissions?
56:31@crazyblob:How does a gap year work?


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