[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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Jan 22, 2016

This week the Harvard Graduate School of Education issued a report that called for sweeping changes in the college admissions process. Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Getting In expert Steve LeMenager talk about the report's highlights-- which emphasized authentic community service and aimed to de-emphasize the importance of AP courses and standardized test scores.

Steve is the president of Edvice, a college counseling firm. He was previously a director of admissions at Princeton University.

Plus, Julie and Steve answer listener questions. One listener suggests applicants look into ROTC programs and the GI Bill as a way to finance college. And a mom in Florida wonders what the right fit for her son might be when he has so many interests and aptitude across science, humanities, music, and language.

There are lots of ways to send us questions and comments:

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Or, call our hotline and leave a message at (929) 999-4353

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