Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Monday, March 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.
4:04@sandy12398:any general tips for interviews?
8:12@dechenatsatsang:What is early action?
12:15@Esme_:What do you think made you stand out in your college application?
14:37@Esme_:Are there any articles, blogs, or field leaders you’d suggest I look up for the Medical field?
18:37@Esme_:What helps you balance everything? What motivates you?
24:35@sandy12398:I want to major in political science, and most of my extracurriculars have been with political campaigns/ organizations. So to what extent can i talk about political topics in my essays, without potentially getting controversial?
27:13@Aragberi:For your major, do you recommend just having a general major like "biology," or should you be more specific like "Public health" or biomedical sciences? Thank you!
30:02@Esme_:Do you wish you would have done anything differently in your college search process?
33:25@Esme_:Which aspect of your college admissions and selection process was the most difficult?
41:49@sandy12398:would you reccommend applying test optional if your SAT score isnt amazing?
43:22@Esme_:I'm thinking to apply to Duke University, what are the highs and lows of the University?
46:39@mimi:How to find out what makes a university unique?
50:45@Aragberi:Would you recommend taking a lot of APs in senior year to boost your course rigor?
52:24@Esme_:How much does class rank matter?
53:55@kinnz:Do self study AP classes look good to colleges (especially if your school doesn't offer them)
54:38@TanishGupta:How can I boost my extracurriculars the summer of junior year? (Rising senior)
56:06@MZ:How many safety, target, and reach schools do you recommend applying?
56:52@TanishGupta:Thank you! Actually I'm going to get vaccinated a week from now because I was a volunteer at the local hospital!


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