PrepWell Podcast


Ep. 31 | Rapid-Fire Q&A (20 Burning Questions)

Since the start of quarantine, I’ve been holding virtual “Office Hours” for PrepWellers and their parents. I’ve taken note of some of the most common questions during these calls and answered them during this rapid-fire Q&A.

Show Notes:

In today’s episode, I rip through answers to 20 of the most common questions I’ve received during my 1-on-1 Office Hour sessions with PrepWellers and their parents. I’m hoping that answers to these common questions will help even more people.  

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:30 Will I be able to take an SAT this fall? 
0:02:30 Does Test-Optional mean skip the SAT?
0:03:30 How will colleges treat my grades this year?
0:04:30 My summer plans were canceled. Now what?
0:05:09 What impact will COVID have on financial aid?
0:06:06 What if our financial status has changed? 
0:07:10 How do I stand out while confined at home?
0:07:51 Will more deferrals increase competition next year? 
0:09:00 How do I get recruited during the shutdown?
0:09:55 Our finances are a mess. Should I re-think college?
0:11:00 I’m a freshman. Should I be worried?
0:11:58 Should I take the May or June APs?
0:12:25 Should I bother with SAT Subject Tests?
0:13:37 How will I be assessed without an SAT and a questionable GPA?
0:14:25 Easier or harder to get into test-optional college?
0:15:20 Long-term consequences for higher education
0:16:15 Should I consider community colleges now?
0:16:44 Will colleges be back in session in September?
0:17:36 How will new SAT dates affect Class of 2022?
0:19:22 Should I write my college essay about COVID?

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