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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 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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Miranda (UC Berkeley - Business Administration)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Miranda (Princeton - English)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Mark (UPenn - Economics)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Gladys (Princeton - Economics)

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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: 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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Rachael-NYU, New York University

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