After you hit submit: post-submission checklist

Recorded Monday, January 3 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Not sure what to do after you've submitted your Common App? Well don’t fear — Shravya is here!

In this stream we’ll discuss the next steps you should take after you have submitted your college applications. We’ll go over any additional items you or your counselor may need to upload, financial documentation and deadlines, and any other questions you may have!

Stop by to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to learn everything you need to know about navigating the post-submission process.

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

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 Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
4:29@Biruk:please help me How can I write My extra caricular activity lists and how can I waive My application Fees of my collages. give me some tips That makes my application strong for a student like me who have a 3.4 Gpa's ? Tel
7:09@harshil:so i can send additional documents to schools i applied early to? and i can submit a resume to the college(s) even if they don't take it in the application process?
10:29@harshil:for research abstracts as an additional document, do i have to send them in to the admission portal, or can i email the admissions department sending the documents?
14:56@Bobby1:After acceptance, schools are pushing for deposits, some saying that they are refundable...can you send multiple deposits, and decide on final choice by May 1?
15:49@Bobby1:Why do some schools offer subsidized loans vs. non-subsidized for the same applicant?
16:16@visionary:my teacher still hasn't sent recommendation letter its due today what i do
17:27@GreenLeaf1:When speaking to recruiters/ regional counselors, what should I say? (What would be some good questions to ask?)
18:58@Biruk:is that ok if i send my Transcripts to my admission office in their E mail
19:33@harshil:if i were to wrie a letter of continued interest to any college, can i include my achievements and work in both 1st and 2nd semesters of senior year?
20:35@Shenoudas: Where exactly do you submit the FAFSA.
21:28@Biruk:What should I have to do If go Wait listed by My collages
21:47@Sand1:What’s the best folloe up if you’ve been deferred from your early action school
23:21@Ayush:Should I add my self studied APs in the chancing engine?
23:24@GreenLeaf1:You mentioned building your college list around your gpa, would you suggest having a good amount of safeties and targets (In a list of ten colleges, one or two would be reaches)?
24:01@Bobby1:How is Intent to Register different from actually sending in a deposit to hold a spot?
24:11@Lovisa:Where does my teacher send the recommendations letter?
26:25@GreenLeaf1:One of the schools I applied for in November (EA) got back to me saying they'd like to see my fall semester grades. Is this a bad thing?
26:53@Ikram:I have some questions about SRAR
27:30@Shenoudas:will I get into MIT if I dont report my ACT/SAT
27:48@Michelle2021:Should IB students send in their predicted IB scores?
29:37@Mabelen:How about if I have to drop from one AP class to college prep? I will still have one other AP. How will the UCs see this change?
30:31@Mabelen:Yes, reported already
31:29@Mabelen:I believe you have to report. They don’t look at transcripts until July
32:13@cctomlin:do you recommend sending a letter to your admissions rep after you apply to a college? just letting them know you applied and are enthusiastic about the prospect of going there?
33:17@Mabelen:Thank you so much!
33:20@Lovisa:Do some schools offer you scholarships with the acceptance letter?
34:10@Biruk:Give me some tips to Write my Personal essay
35:53@GreenLeaf1:One of the schools I am applying for only uses the CommonApp essay (no supplemental essays), I was wondering if I should change my essay to something more about my passion for engineering or submit my original one on dealing with failure. Would something like this hurt my chances?
37:34@Krazy:Is there a way to know the exact GPA and ACT requirements for the major that I am applying to at the specific university?
38:54@Lovisa:Can international students apply for financial aid?
39:28@Bobby1:Any better way to follow-up with Ivy League schools?
39:54@Ikram:yeaa,so I repeated my senior year, and the grades I got that year were automatically withdrawn, I don't know whether to include my grades for that year or just put withdrawn or something else instead?
41:15@Biruk:is that ok if I write diffrent essays for my collages on common app at diffrenent time.
42:14@MiaG:I submitted my test scores on Common App and selected that I wanted them to be considered in my application but my scores don't show on my common app pdf for some of the schools. What should I do?
43:09@Lovisa:Can I be a part of a sports team if I was not recruited? Can I be a part of the college sports team if I was not recruited?
43:48@GreenLeaf1:How would I report to colleges that I dropped a dual-enrollment class?
47:08@EllaLF:do you have any tips on a why school essay? I'm helping my friend edit hers right now.
49:04@DaKao:Do you have any recommendations on writing a letter of continued interest?
51:05@Biruk:how many extra cariclar activities i should have to list on my common app


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