Question: In the supplement "why NYU" are there any do's and don'ts that you can help me with? Also, would I be able to send it To you for a review and criticism

Answer: I think the best piece of advice I can give you here is to not be cliche. don't say you want to go to NYU cause it's in NYC, if you're going to mention the city mention how you want to go their because ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi I am applying to NYU this fall. I have never visited NYU before because I live all the way in California. I was wondering if you could share your experience starting at NYU? Also any background info like where you came from, how was the transition, did you have to move far, etc.? Any extra information you want to add would be rlly helpful. Thanks in advance!

Answer: Absolutely! I'm from Chicago, Originally. I hope it makes you feel better to know that I'd never visited NYU before actually arriving on the first day of school. We'd planned to come visit, but other ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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#NYU #College-Tour #California
Question: I am starting to grow some interest into attended NYU. I have a couple of questions. First, how can you find time to focus on your studies when your in the middle of NYC?

Answer: Honestly, It's disorienting at first. Because yes, you are in the middle of NYC. But!! it's also important to remember that you have the whole school year to travel about the city. And if you plan your ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I was wondering if you could give me advice on admission to Harvard (and other top schools). I've been working on my common app essay and I keep rewriting it from scratch, completely unsatisfied. Now, I'm worried that my topic is not at all what colleges are looking for. I'm also concerned about my extracurriculars - whether they are good enough and which to include and in what order. It's so overwhelming! Let me know if you have any advice or want more specifics. Thanks!

Answer: Thanks for reaching out. There are plenty of ways to write a common app essay. For my essay, I focused on a really small and seemingly insignificant moment in my life and described how it illuminated a certain ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: do you know anything about NYU stern and their admission process?

Answer: okay so finance is the number one major in stern so it is definitely the most competetive to get into. I believe that the "expected stats" are around 18.1% acceptance all togetjer for stern. Now, GPA usually ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I'm applying to college this fall and I wanted some advice. :) I plan to apply to mostly safeties, but also a few reaches (like Yale) to see what happens. There's nothing I can do about my extracurriculars, now. So, I'm praying they are good enough to be considered.

Answer: I'm so glad you reached out to me and I'm happy to help. Firstly Yale isn't a reach. With your extracurriculars and track and all he other stuff it is totally possible so don't sell yourself short! Firstly before I go further ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I've always wanted to go to Yale and specifically for biomedical engineering. What has your experience been like so far and how did you ultimately decide your major? Thanks! 😊

Answer: My experience has been amazing. Yale offers small class sizes so my biggest class is 20 students, and there's so much one on one attention available through "study halls" and "discussion sessions" and office ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi, I was wondering about the personal statement part of the college application- I've been having a lot of trouble thinking of what to write, and how to write it (without sounding cliche). If you could help me out and just tell me what colleges are looking for, along what lines it would help a lot! thanks

Answer: I know that for most schools it's writing about something they can say "shit, I haven't hesrd that one too many times. We can hold onto her." The issue with the admissions process is that ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I've been looking at UPenn my entire life for economics/MIS. I'm currently a junior outside of philly. What has your experience been like so far, and how did you decide your major? Thanks so much

Answer: Hi so far I have loved my experience here. There are always a million things going on and so many friendly people. While it can be overwhelming, it isn't hard to find your niche. I guess one drawback ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am from California. I started using this app for more advice on what I could do for test preparation for the SAT or ACT. I am currently a senior; my last year of high school. I am not sure what schools to choose.

Answer: There is a giant blue collegeboard book that has like 10 practice tests in it. The most important thing is just practicing a bunch. You don't really "study" for it per se, you just learn the ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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#California #SAT-ACT-Prep #12th-grade-Senior #Harvard
Question: Hi there! I've been very interested in JHU since 8th grade and was wondering what campus life is like as a college student, because I'm sure it's pretty different from touring environment. I'm currently a junior outside philly looking to major in mathematics like yourself. How's your experience been with the education system so far in the math department? Thanks so much

Answer: I'm also from outside philly! The math department here is awesome. The classes are tough, but tough for a reason. We have two math departments: applied math and pure math. One is engineering and the other ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi! How many AP classes did you take in high school?

Answer: I took 2 my junior year and 5 my senior year, so 7 total. But every school is different! My high school was fairly small so we didn't have too many options for ap classes, but other ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi there! I'm currently a junior in high school wondering about admissions chances to Princeton! I have a 3.9 UW and 4.52 W GPA, 1510 SAT, and a 34 ACT. I'm the co-head programmer of the robotics team for two years, and I am on the A team for math league and science Olympiad. If I have any chance at getting in to Princeton please let me know! Thanks so much! 😊

Answer: Based on the numbers, you are most definitely qualified, and I'm happy to see that you have dedicated your time to three extracurriculars. So go for it! A lot of people think that you have to do something or be ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I have some questions regarding engineering. In particular I wanted to ask how I know if it is something I would be good at. What traits do really good engineers have? When I go to college I want to major in something that I both like and have a natural aptitude for. So I want to see if I have the talent that is necessary in engineers

Answer: Well, one exercise I recommend is to write down a list of things you absolutely know you DO NOT want to do in college. And then write a list of things you consider yourself to be good at. Once you ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: During my freshmen year I took all regular, which also didn't allow we to take two honors classes sophomore year, but I was able to take AP Euro and honors English, but as I go to junior and senior year will be able to take all the classes I want, if everything works out I should end my high school career with 10 AP, possibly 11, and three honors classes, so am I wonder for top school will this be enough, and will my easy courseload from freshmen year lessen my chances for these schools

Answer: I think you have quiet a lot AP credits, but you have to check out the acceptance policy on CollegeBoard for Duke; personally I had only 7 AP, but all of them fulfills Duke requirement. Which includes calculus BC, two physics C ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am a junior now. Like what you said in your bio, I'm pretty frustrated about the whole college application process too. I really want to get into selective colleges esp Columbia/Stanford, but I'm not sure what to do next to help me with the process. My current gpa is 3.97 (we don't have APs so only unweighted gpa) and my mock SAT is around 1500(I'm taking a real one this December). For my extra curriculum, I play the Chinese zither and I've performed it in Carnegie hall for a competition. I was one of the finalists for an international music competition at Stanford too. I also do ballet in our local art college. For social experiences, I work at a law firm as a file clerk. I have been a TA for the math class at school and I'm taking the most advanced math class in junior year, which means I might go to a local college for my math class in senior year. Moreover, i speak Chinese and French too. I went to France for an exchange program earlier this year for two months through the connection of our high school. Do u have any further suggestions/advice on what I can do to improve? Btw I'm not doing all these FOR applying for college; I love all the things that I am doing and I have passion for them. I just need someone experienced and nice (like you! It's really nice of u to do this!) to guide me a little bit and help me with applying the colleges I like while I am still able to do the things I love. :):) hope you can have a little time to read through my long message ;) thank you!

Answer: Wow, have you started forming your resume yet because your credentials are so impressive!! Will you be taking the ACT as well?? I would recommend taking both SAT and ACT because most people tend to ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am currently a junior in high school. I'm at a crossroads right now trying to look for the right college and the right major. Many people have told me to major in Finance, but still I am not convinced that a major in Finance is the right major for me. Can you help?

Answer: For me, I looked a major that combines my strengths with my potential career aspirations. There is a lot you can do with a finance/business background. Are you deciding between finance and another major ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am a junior now. Like what a lot of kids are undergoing right now, I'm pretty frustrated about the whole college application process too. I really want to get into selective colleges esp Columbia/Stanford, but I'm not sure what to do next to help me with the process. My current gpa is 3.97 (we don't have APs so only unweighted gpa) and my mock SAT is around 1500(I'm taking a real one this December). For my extra curriculum, I play the Chinese zither and I've performed it in Carnegie hall for a competition. I was one of the finalists for an international music competition at Stanford too. I also do ballet in our local art college. For social experiences, I work at a law firm as a file clerk. I have been a TA for the math class at school and I'm taking the most advanced math class in junior year, which means I might go to a local college for my math class in senior year. Moreover, i speak Chinese and French too. I went to France for an exchange program earlier this year for two months through the connection of our high school. Do u have any further suggestions/advice on what I can do to improve? Btw I'm not doing all these FOR applying for college; I love all the things that I am doing and I have passion for them. I just need someone experienced and nice (like you! It's really nice of u to do this!) to guide me a little bit and help me with applying the colleges I like while I am still able to do the things I love. :):) hope you can have a little time to read through my long message ;) I appreciate your time!

Answer: Wow! You're repertoire is impressive! I think you are doing all the right things. Keep going at things you're passionate about and continue to excel in the things you do. I'd say that your next step is to find a ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Uh I just wanted to ask you if you think I'd be accepted into Berkeley.

Answer: That's very hard to say since there are so many factors both subjective and objective. I think the most we can do is do our best, try to hit the baseline of objective factors, and ask ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi, I'm a high school junior. I'm still in the process of finding colleges that interest me, and recently, I started considering applying to Duke. I want to major in history. Have you enjoyed your experience at Duke so far? What are some of the best things about the school?

Answer: Although I'm majoring in engineering, computer science and economics, I got a history minor as well. So I think I'm qualified to answer you question :). I really enjoy my experience here at Duke. There are ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: What would make the ideal transfer candidate?

Answer: There are several factors. One is how well have you been preparing for Stanford itself. Another is how motivated you feel when you transfer from your current institution. Grades are also pretty critical. Well, there is no "ideal" ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi, I was wondering about the personal statement part of the college application- I've been having a lot of trouble thinking of what to write, and how to write it (without sounding cliche). If you could help me out and just tell me what colleges are looking for, along what lines it would help a lot! thanks

Answer: I want to link you a blog that I wrote for Mentr for starting a personal statement. I think you would get a lot out of it! In terms of what to write and what colleges are looking for, think of a time where ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am currently a junior in high school. I'm at a crossroads right now trying to look for the right college and the right major. Many people have told me to major in Finance/International Business, but still I am not convinced that a major in Finance is the right major for me. How is Berkeley's business program?

Answer: Berkeley business program is very competitive. Many people are vying to get in and about 50% of the people who apply actually do. However I will say that the business community is a great community and you'll definitely make a lot of ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi! I'm currently a pre-nursing student at University of Hawaii at Manoa and I'm looking to transfer to another school next fall. I want to be in California and somewhere where I can get my nursing degree. Any help would be appreciated

Answer: Okay awesome. So for California if you were looking at UC schools I could be the most helpful with that as I went to UC Davis. Ucsf has a great nursing program so I definitely recommend checking them out ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi! I'm currently a high school senior and I really want to go to USC. My mom works there so it would really help me financially and it's close to where I live! Also, I'm interested in the school's bio major. My unweighted GPA is 3.79 and my weighted is 4.23. I have taken 6 APs (including this year) and 6 honor classes. My GPA has risen from 9th grade and I'm going to be taking Act this Saturday, I think I'll get around a 32 because that's where my score is for practice tests. As for my extracurricular I am a research intern at USC. Also I've been in MUN for four years. I'm also really involved with clubs, I started an Alzheimer's Awareness club last year and was co pres and this year I'm sec. Because I can't be pres of more than one club, I've been part of HOSA ( a health club) since 9th grade and last year I was a secretary and this year I'm pres, also I was a greenworks officer for two years and member for four years. And I'm in NHS, just a member. I was wondering if you have any advice for me and also if I should take sat subject tests?

Answer: Okay so I think you definitely have a very strong academic and extracurricular background! Seeing how your mom is already at USC I believe that you will also have a slightly better hand than those ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi I am a prospective student, currently searching for schools to apply to. I am curious what you plan on doing after majoring in psychology? Are you enjoying studying psychology right now? Also curious what your school really looks for in applicants, anything specific? Also how do you feel about class sizes and how well do you know your professors?

Answer: Hi! As of now I've kept three options open for psychology, but I'm leaning towards child psychology. I really love studying psychology, and all my classes so far have been very interesting. Applications are checked for ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: Hi! How many AP classes did you take in high school ?

Answer: Hey! Personally I took 11 but took 9 tests because senior year I decided my ability in ap physics c electricity and magnetism and in ap comp sci wasn't high enough to ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I want to pursue a career in the field of Architecture, and my question is: Can undergraduates study architecture in Harvard or is it only for graduates?

Answer: Great question! So you won't have any undergrad at Harvard concentrating (Harvard's lingo for majoring) in architecture. In that sense, architecture is only at the grad school level ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I'm currently a junior in high school. I'm very interested in a major in Finance and am looking at NYU's Stern school of business. Since you have some prior history with them, how hard was the application/admittance process? Were you interviewed?

Answer: I didn't apply to Stern, just NYU's school of arts and sciences. The process was pretty standard: 250 word "why NYU" supplemental and submitting SAT/ACT scores. I didn't interview ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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#11th-grade-Junior #Finance #NYU #Admission-Process
Question: Hi I am applying to NYU this fall. I have never visited NYU before because I live all the way in California. I was wondering if you could share your experience starting at NYU? Also any background info like where you came from, how was the transition, did you have to move far, etc.? Any extra information you want to add would be rlly helpful. Thanks in advance!

Answer: Hey I am also from California! You know it was pretty scary because I was moving in all by myself during the freshman welcome week. Although the moving in was a little ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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