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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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Dec 31, 2015

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims asks expert Amy Young about what high school juniors should be thinking about at the beginning of 2016. Amy is the director of college counseling at Avenues, an independent school in New York City. She says if a high school junior is feeling overwhelmed or uninterested, a good first step is to visit a college campus-- it really helps a student get excited about the process.

Julie and Amy answer listener questions from a parent about the value pre-college summer programs for high school students. And an AP History teacher wonders if it's a red flag to college admissions officers when AP History students do not take the AP exam.

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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.

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.

Send questions, comments, and follow us on Twitter @GettingInPod

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.

Dec 18, 2015

For high school seniors who completed early decision and early action applications this fall, this past week was prime-time for getting notified about those applications. Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Parke Muth get updates from three of Getting In's seniors.

Muth worked for nearly thirty years at the University of Virginia as an admissions officer and dean, he's now an independent college admissions counselor.

Getting In seniors Jordana Meyer, August Graves, and Ellis Wells all received early decision notifications this week. They share their news and begin to plot their next steps.

Plus, Julie and Parke answer a listener question from a dad who wonders whether Emory -- his son's first choice school with a $60,000/year price tag-- is worth it, given that his son's second choice school is Florida State with a $17,000 yearly fee.

Send questions, comments, and follow us on Twitter @GettingInPod

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.

Dec 11, 2015

Getting In senior Jonathan Diaz is a first-generation college applicant and he's grappling with some big questions. Should he leave his family? And wherever he gets in...will it be affordable? The support Jonathan is getting from his high school college office is critical and host Julie Lythcott-Haims gives us a closer look at Jonathan's progress this fall.

We meet Jonathan's mother, Candida, a home health attendant and we listen in on a pivotal meeting Jonathan has with his college counselor Josh Steckel as he begins to nail down his list of schools.

Josh Steckel, Jonathan's counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, is also the author of Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty.

Send us an email or voice memo--to gettingin@slate.com
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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.

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.

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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