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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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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10: Our Seniors Graduate + One Final Round of Expert Advice

Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

In this final episode of the podcast series, final words of advice are offered to college-bound students.

35 Min

Jun 17, 2016

9C: Tips for Athletes, Summer Essay Writing, and Our Take on Test Prep

Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Parke Muth of the University of Virginia, answer listener questions.

21 Min

Jun 2, 2016

13 min
May 26, 2016

What juniors should be doing the summer before their senior year.

13 min
May 19, 2016

Listener mail about application pressure, teacher recommendations, and a lower GPA after a head injury.

30 min
May 13, 2016

Our college-bound seniors talk about what they’re most excited about in the year ahead.

25 min
May 6, 2016

The podcast breaks down the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how to decode the scores

13 min
Apr 28, 2016

Listener questions about AP classes, college counselors, and finding the best fit.

8 min
Apr 21, 2016

An admissions expert weighs in on how school districts factor into college acceptance

36 min
Apr 14, 2016

Why an HBCU or MSI may be the right fit for you.

28 min
Apr 7, 2016

High school seniors share their joys and disappointments during college acceptance letter season.

31 min
Mar 31, 2016

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Getting In expert Steve LeMenager hear an update from Getting In senior Jordana Meyer and they answer listener questions.

13 min
Mar 17, 2016

A traditional four-year college isn’t the best fit for everyone.

34 min
Mar 11, 2016

How many colleges to apply for, tuition discounts, and more.

37 min
Feb 26, 2016

Financial aid, scholarship strategies, plus an update from Getting In senior August Graves

24 min
Feb 19, 2016

Senior year course selection, forming relationships with teachers who could serve as references, and more.

24 min
Feb 12, 2016

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Amy Young react to the criticism that's bubbled up around the Harvard report proposing sweeping changes to college admissions.

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