[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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[MOVED] Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion



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Dec 4, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Steve LeMenager, president of Edvice, and independent college counseling firm and a former director of admission at Princeton, answer listener questions.

A mom whose daughter has applied early decision to an Ivy, wonders-- if her daughter gets deferred-- what kinds of actions can be taken to stand out in the regular pool. A high school junior asks if skipping 12th grade to attend an early college program is a good idea. And a dad wonders how to find top colleges not in the popular top-20 that would be a good fit for his high achieving daughter.

Plus updates from Getting In seniors Jonathan Diaz, Ellis Wells, and Jordana Meyer. Jonathan gets a welcome bump in his SATs. And early December can be an anxious time for students awaiting early decision notifications, but Jordana and Ellis are finding ways to escape the stress.

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