Smart Steps for Sophomores: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Monday, March 22 at 09:00 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!

This time, we're also offering a form where you can pre-submit your questions to Amanda — you can access it here:

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.
8:03@Perfect:Dies it matter if I take SAT Vs ACT?
10:09@Perfect:Is being qualified for Regeneron international science fair a good point for admission to ivy colleges?
11:28@Abhinav15:Is Regeneron international science fair only for seniors?
13:35@Abhinav15:Does a 3.9 Gpa make a huge difference in college admissions. I have the highest course rigor offered at my school.
16:44@Abhinav15:What are some good extracarriulars for college admissions?
18:55@Perfect:Currently doing research with professor and will be interning this summer, is this competitive
20:30@Perfect:What would be a good activity for junior year summer?
22:00@Abhinav15:Should I rather take chs course during the summer at my state school or should I try and get into a summer program.
24:50@alyssa123:Are 5 AP classes a good amount for junior year?
31:49@Perfect:Interested in engineering and robotics, is Duke a good college for those fields
34:37@alyssa123:Around how many extracurriculars should I engage in?
42:28@LUCIA:when in sophomore year is a good time to start prepping for SAT/ACT if you have a high goal score?
48:15@LUCIA:how many hours to study for SAT?ACT?
51:10@alyssa123:I plan on majoring in something math or science related. What are the best AP classes I could take?
53:21@Perfect:My school offers cyber engineering courses but they are APs, is it good to take?
53:53@Perfect:They are not Aps


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