Editor’s note: A version of this post was first published on Admitted in March 2016.
What are your plans for next year?
It’s a query that college-bound seniors across the country will be asked a multitude of times in the weeks and months ahead.
But what happens when the questions become overwhelming? Last year the hosts of Awesome Etiquette — a podcast produced by American Public Media — discussed polite ways to deflect overly intrusive college admission questions.
The topic was raised by high school senior Amy Mercedes, who asked show hosts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning how she should respond to questions from adults and peers about her college list, grade point average, college essay, and SAT scores.