Early Action: what to do before hitting submit

Recorded Wednesday, November 10 at 01:00 AM

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About this livestream


We know that one of the most popular Early admissions deadlines is November 15th - so if you’re still working on your apps while your friends who submitted to November 1st deadlines are taking a breather - don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! And if you’re applying Regular Decision, this can be an opportunity for you to learn more about the admissions process so you can plan ahead.

Join Robert during this stream as he discusses the checklist you should run through as an applicant, from relevant documents to essays and everything in between. Don’t miss this chance to get personalized advice and guidance on your application!

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

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 Robert and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:00@highschoolclass2023:This is my first time coming to this. I can't see anybody. Did I not sign on correctly?
0:00@Isabella_Rose:Hi! I’m izzie I’m gonna be applying to Baylor, Corbin, Iowa, and western Washington university
0:00@highschoolclass2023:I'm Nakyla and I'll be applying to colleges next year. Some of my top choices are Stanford, Berkley, and Davis.
0:00@Livia:You did it right. I was on here yesterday. The host to join the meeting, and you will see them, and you are able to put questions in this chat box.
0:00@jjesminaa:Hi I'm Jess and I'm applying to SDSU and a few of the UC schools.
0:00@clo.wallbom:Hi, I'm Chloe! I'm a junior so nothing decided yet but I'm primarily interested in Tulane, NYU, UCLA, and Syracuse.
0:00@highschoolclass2023:Thanks so much for answering my questions!
0:00@benitaomietimi:im benita and im applying to columia, nyu, cornell, fordham and university of miami
0:00@mxntsedg:Hello! I'm Carmen, and I'm applying to some art schools (SCAD, SAIC), Depaul and AUP.
1:07@Isabella_Rose:Everything is good
1:08@Isabella_Rose:Does anyone know of some good culinary schools that’s what my friend wants to do and there having trouble finding some
6:28@highschoolclass2023:I can see and hear.
10:32@Hatz:Is there a disadvantage to Restrictive Early Action?
17:02@benitaomietimi:if you get rejected during early action, can you reapply during regular application period
19:26@Isabella_Rose:Is there restrictions to age level or grade level?
20:37@benitaomietimi:if you get rejected during early action, can you reapply during regular application period?
20:40@benitaomietimi:if you apply early, do you have more competition because of the strong applicant pool?
22:09@DaKao:If I am deferred, will my application for early action be used during the regular term or am I able to update it?
23:10@clo.wallbom:If you apply Early Action but change your mind before the ED deadline, could you change your application to Early Decision (and vice versa)?
63:23@Isabella_Rose:Any ways or knowledge on moving onto collage while in highschool? I’m already in running start but just going straight to college would be nice…???
67:16@madhuvaishnavigoru:I am currently in junior year of high school , I just started with prep for SAT and admission info . Can you please advice on how to handle my junior and senior year regarding admission process and where to start ( from scratch please )
70:26@madhuvaishnavigoru:Is it better to submit my application in junior year or early senior year ( which will be after my SAT )
70:51@mxntsedg:What advice would you give to your college freshman self?
74:04@Isabella_Rose:My school only so finals but there through a college so does that count as a test score even tho it’s for each subject?
74:23@Isabella_Rose:What if our school dosent do testing?
75:57@Isabella_Rose:The curriculum that my school is using is Abecka which is through Pensacola Christian college and it will let me graduate with my AA and a lot of AP classes. Will that help with early application and overall acceptance?
76:34@Isabella_Rose:How do you apply or go about applications when you have an IEP or a learning disability plan?
78:07@Gleb:Hey! I've taken about 12-15 APs, and I've done well in the classes (at least an A average), but I've gotten mostly 3s and 4s on the AP exams. Should I self-report the AP Exams? Should I omit them?
78:14@Isabella_Rose:Thank you so much!!
79:00@dellana:Thank you for this stream! It was extremely helpful :)
79:40@Isabella_Rose:Thank you so much I had a ton of questions and it makes a lot more sense now!
80:03@mxntsedg:What was your most meaningful experience during college?
80:21@Gleb:Thank you!
82:55@madhuvaishnavigoru:Thankyou very much . Would love to attend your live again.
83:42@Isabella_Rose:Thank you!!! Btw I like the paint color 😂 sorry I noticed it idk why 😅


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