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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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Nov 24, 2015

Guest host Amy Young, director of college counseling at Avenues New York, and expert Parke Muth answer listener questions. For nearly 30 years Muth worked in the admissions office and as a dean at UVA. He's now a private consultant on the college admission process.

A mother in Portland wonders why some students get interviews and others don't. A sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, his back-up college, wonders if it's worthwhile to transfer to a more selective school. And a father in Virginia, exploring options for his daughter, is curious about "guaranteed admission" programs to top state universities after attending community college for two years.

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.

Nov 19, 2015

Guest host Amy Young, director of college counseling at Avenues New York, helps Getting In senior August Graves refine her list of schools and makes some practical suggestions about what needs to be listed in the Common Application.

And expert Parke Muth joins Amy to answer a listener question from a homeschooled teenager in Texas. The teen wonders how to describe his unique high school coursework -- designed and taught by his father--on a college application.

Plus an update from Getting In senior Alessandra LePera. She's scrambling to make her December 1st deadlines after a health setback this past week.

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.

Nov 12, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Amy Young, director of college counseling at Avenues answer listener questions. A father wonders if colleges are truly need blind. An expat in Italy suggests that American families seriously consider the much more affordable option of college abroad. And a mom raising her daughters overseas asks how colleges view kids coming out of international schools and International Baccalaureate programs.

Plus some of our Getting In seniors update us on all the tests they've been retaking this fall.

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.

Nov 5, 2015

Julie Lythcott-Haims, and college counselors Parke Muth, and Steve LeMenager answer listener questions. A parent asks what "demonstrating interest" really means beyond visiting campuses and opening emails from colleges of interest. And a mom wonders if a high school's low average SAT score could affect her child's admission chances.

Plus one of our Getting In seniors tells us what it's like to totally complete an application and "click submit."

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.

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