Just for Juniors: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Monday, March 22 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.
6:08@AnayaJ:How many AP classes did you take in highschool?
11:39@AnayaJ:Did you apply for financial aid? If yes, how?
14:37@sandy12398:Would you say that having done internships can make up for the fact that I haven't had any leadership in school clubs?
17:54@anonymous:what are some unique things to do for college apps?
21:25@MZ:How can we get internship opportunities?
24:37@anonymous:how did you find biology in college
26:22@sandy12398:In general, is GPA or SAT more important/ which one do colleges put more weight on?
28:11@sidney:What is the most important tip when choosing my extracurriculars?
29:54@sidney:What did you write about in your supplementals for Duke?
31:56@sidney:Would my letters of recommendations be considered something 'academic' into the college application process?
35:03@sidney:I was thinking about my new biology teacher to write my rec letters, would it be a bad idea considering that I only had online classes with him?
35:54@sidney:Were all your extracurriculars biology-related?
37:20@sidney:Would you recommend to apply test-optional this year, considering I am an international student but have perfect GPA and 1st ranking?
38:40@anonymous:how do we choose between sat or acts or both?
40:57@sidney:If I have an unique passion, would it be 'easier' for me to get into great universities?
44:21@sidney:If I study in some of the best schools in my state and have perfect GPA and 1st ranking, would you recommend to go test optional, considering that I am an international student and the closest test center from my city is a 3 hour flight away.
46:14@sidney:Why didn't I receive an email from College Vine about the upcoming livestreams? :(
47:53@anonymous:what if we're not done with testing by the time college apps are due?
48:16@anonymous:did you have a lot of leadership positions?
49:09@anonymous:is tutoring good for college apps?
49:42@sidney:What was the funniest college essay you've ever read that actually worked?
51:56@sidney:Who read your essays when you were in the application process?
52:44@sidney:Would be an award (1 out of 900) impressive?
53:43@anonymous:Are these and other livestreams recorded so we can come back to them?
54:28@anonymous:did you have awards that you included on your college app?
56:12@AnayaJ:Out of all the colleges you applied for how many did you get accepted in?


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