Live profile review with Robert

Recorded Tuesday, December 14 at 01:00 AM

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About this livestream


Get your admissions profile reviewed and receive suggestions to increase your chances of admission.

During this live profile review event, Robert will review real, anonymized student profiles. For each profile Robert will share his assessment of your academics, extracurricular resume, and overall profile and make recommendations for enhancement. He'll also share an assessment of what your chances of admission are at different universities.

To submit your profile for review, please use this form.

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@obamajoemomma:hi besties
1:20@Ayushi:Audible Its tuesday here in india :)
2:02@Ambi:oh no, hope it'll get better soon
6:31@obamajoemomma:thats so cool :)
10:04@zwai:2023 is the current junior class
21:26@Ambi:quick question, if you get to my profile and review that can I unanonymous myself to clarify some very important things
22:14@obamajoemomma:hi @ambi, are you new here
23:35@obamajoemomma:i am:)
26:31@Ambi:hi @obamajoemomma, this is my second time on a collegevine livestream
27:59@Ambi:if a school doesn't offer ap or honors and a student instead takes many dual-enrollment courses, would that be seen positively?
28:22@obamajoemomma:im glad we are now collegevine besties ambi :) i think you are a material gworl
29:24@Ambi:@obamajoemomma ty! :DD
33:57@obamajoemomma:@ambi, i want to ruin our friendship. we should lovers insteaaad. i don't know how to say this, but you're really my behhhhst friend.
34:55@obamajoemomma:Hi I'm a sophomore rn. For MIT and stanford, will i be automatically denied if I have a b+ in an ap english class as a Hispanic student wanting to be a comp sci major. what happens if I continue to get b+s in my non stem ap classes? I'm getting 93+ in my stem ap and honors classes btw.
39:45@Vika:I want to add a step-father in the application. He is not a biological father and he is also not a legal guardian. The biological father (legal father) is not American and lives in Europe. And I did not have any of his contact information since my family have not communicated with him for the last 15 years.  Is it ok to add a step-father and skip the biological (legal) father in the Family Information section of application ?
41:28@Stephh:Hi, do you think it is a disadvantage to not have regional or state awards? What if the only thing we lack is awards, but we have really good grades, test scores, ec’s…
43:04@sophiaborger:Hi, during my freshman year I dropped my AP World History class. Will colleges see this as a disadvantage and see me as less of a contender?
44:37@Ayushi:Hey will you be taking more profile reviews today? If not i hv a few questions which may take up time
49:39@Ambi:I planned on doing that but then COVID happened
52:35@Vivianxpliu:Is Sat 1530 good enough for Harvard & Yale. This is my profile.
52:48@obamajoemomma:slay latin student!!!
53:30@obamajoemomma:yassss vivian!!!
55:19@shiloh:How are homeschooled kids viewed in the application process?
56:56@Stephh:Tips on how to start prepping for standardized testing as a 10th grader?
58:51@Stephh:Nope my school stopped it
59:13@SDC04:Do you know if you could get to my profile? Mine has several BS/MD schools.
63:11@Ambi:is submitting an arts portfolio a good idea for a pianist who plays intermediate level?
67:38@shiloh:When should a student start preparing for a SAT/ACT?
69:50@Ayushi:i have an educational youtube channel with about 60 subs... should i add it to my profile
70:04@Stephh:What was your score?
73:25@Vivianxpliu:Where to find every college average SAT score?
74:07@zwai:25 offered
76:11@obamajoemomma:@vivian i think its called the common data set. just type in the school and common data set
79:54@shiloh:How does playing a sport at a high-level affect the application process? If playing the sport for the college or not.
81:26@Stephh:How often do you do profile reviews and do you have to sign up?
82:38@zwai:if theres a college this more focused on the musical aspects of there school such as the several hbcu's on my list would there be a higher chance of acceptance? for example Southern University is a school that focuses mainly on their marching band and keeping high numbers in the program
85:07@Ayushi:I have just started writing my Yale supplements. I am not sure if i am going to the right way?! i guess you can say that. Can you review one of my supplements Which course would you teach at Yale and Why? “Magic is real if you add a pinch of Physics” This course would truly represent who I am; My imagination of a Fantastical and magical world and my interest and curiosity in the field of Physics. Afterall, Anything is possible with physics
88:25@zwai:now that i think of it my schools band is based off of southern 😂
88:49@Vivianxpliu:For Yale,what is the max number of recommendation letter can submit?
89:23@Ambi:wait, so has the review session already ended?
92:34@obamajoemomma:will prestigous summer program like MITES (MIT), SuMaC (Stanford), and SAMS (Carnegie-Mellon) be a good thing to put on my activities list?
92:44@obamajoemomma:like, would they boost my application or should I spend my time elsewhere?
94:32@Ayushi:i have actually mentioned in my application in the past that i write fantasy novels and i am interested in stem fields.. thats why :)


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