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[MOVED] Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

For millions of American teenagers and their parents, adolescence is increasingly defined by one all-consuming goal: Getting into the right college. “Getting In” is a real-time podcast following a diverse group of New York-area high school seniors through the exhilarating and harrowing process of applying to college. The series is hosted by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and author of “How to Raise an Adult.” The season will chronicle all the important steps along the way, from applications to (we hope) acceptances. The students will get advice from a stellar panel of experts, including former admissions officials from schools such as Princeton and UVA, and from experienced high school guidance counselors. The experts will also answer listeners’ questions. Nothing can remove the stress and uncertainty of the modern college application process, but “Getting In” aims to provide both teens and their parents with the kind of knowledgeable companionship that will at least make them feel they’re not alone.
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Oct 29, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Parke Muth, formerly a dean and an admission officer at the University of Virginia, answer two listener questions. A mother of a high achieving student wonders which colleges offer full-ride merit scholarships. And a teacher asks if students at elite high schools really do end up competing more with each other versus the total applicant pool, when applying to select colleges.

Plus we get updates from some of our seniors about their Halloween plans and what they're doing that has nothing to do with the grind of applications and schoolwork.

Send us an email or voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353.

Getting In is sponsored by Audible.com.
Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/college and use the promo code COLLEGE.

Oct 23, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims checks in with our seniors who have decided to submit early applications. Josh Steckel, college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative and the author of Hold Fast to Dreams, breaks down all the terminology surrounding early applications. August Graves makes a last minute decision to apply early to her first choice college. And Josh shares strategies with August to make sure she puts together the best application she can.

Plus we hear about the early applications being submitted by Alessandra LePera and Ellis Wells. And we meet the newest addition to our group of seniors, Jordana Meyer of Chevy Chase, MD, who's applying early decision to her favorite Ivy.

Send us an email or voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353.

Getting In is supported by Squarespace, helping students create online portfolios and personal websites that show colleges who they are and what they can do. Learn more at Squarespace.com/gettingin

Getting In is sponsored by Audible.com.
Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/college and use the promo code COLLEGE.

Oct 15, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Steve LeManager answer listener questions. Steve is a former director of admission at Princeton and the president of the private college counseling firm, Edvice.

We hear from a tenth grader in Texas who wonders if it's better to focus on a few activities or a lot of activities when it comes to building an extra-curricular profile. And we answer an email from a parent wondering how to assess a financial aid package when her child applies early decision. We also check in with Getting In senior August Graves and we meet a new addition to our group of high school seniors.

Send us an email or voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353.

Getting In is sponsored by Audible.com.
Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/college and use the promo code COLLEGE.

Oct 9, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims checks in with our group of seniors about how their college essays are coming along. The personal statement might be only 650 words, but these paragraphs have the power to make a student stand out to the admissions office, or get lost in the pack.

New Jersey twelfth-grader Alessandra LePera gets essay feedback from our expert Steve LeManager, a former director of admission at Princeton and the president of the private college counseling firm, Edvice. And we hear more essay-writing do's and don'ts from our panel of experts: private college counselor Parke Muth, Amy Young, director of college counseling at Avenues New York, and Josh Steckel, college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative and the author of Hold Fast to Dreams.

Send us an email or voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353.

Getting In is supported by Squarespace, helping students create online portfolios and personal websites that show colleges who they are and what they can do. Learn more at Squarespace.com/gettingin

Getting In is sponsored by Audible.com.
Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/college and use the promo code COLLEGE.

Oct 1, 2015

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.

Send us an email--or better yet, a voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353.

Getting In is sponsored by Audible.com.
Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/college and use the promo code COLLEGE.

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