[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 24, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Amy Young look back on how the seniors at Avenues fared during the early decision round. Amy is the director of college counseling at Avenues, an independent school in New York City. She highlights the acceptances to excellent under-the-radar schools like Wheaton College and Elon.

Julie and Amy answer listener questions from parents about how to approach the college admission process when their children have ADHD and other learning differences. And with the College Board introducing a redesigned SAT next spring, a parent wonders whether her daughter should sign up to take the old version in January or the new version in March.

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