Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Josh Steckel-- a college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies and the author of Hold Fast to Dreams-- answer listener questions.
The first question is from a parent who's child is applying early to a college that's "testing optional." She wonders if excluding test scores from the application could hurt her daughter's chances of acceptance. The second question is from a teacher who asks if recommendation letters are a waste of time.
Next week on Getting In: The College Essay.
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