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.
Listener mail about application pressure, teacher recommendations, and a lower GPA after a head injury.
Listener questions about AP classes, college counselors, and finding the best fit.
An admissions expert weighs in on how school districts factor into college acceptance
Why an HBCU or MSI may be the right fit for you.
The podcast offers tips to parents who want to help their college bound kids help themselves
How many colleges to apply for, tuition discounts, and more.
Use your senior year of high school the right way
Financial aid, scholarship strategies, plus an update from Getting In senior August Graves
Senior year course selection, forming relationships with teachers who could serve as references, and more.