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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Sarah (Harvard-Biology)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Erica (GaTech - Business Administration)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Amy (Yale - Biology)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Rachael - (NYU - Films and Media studies)

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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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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Rachael - (NYU - Films and Media studies)

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

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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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