24 Min Released Feb 12, 2016

Ep 5B: Will Gaming the System Ever Go Away?

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. Plus, they get an update from Getting
In senior August Graves who this week received a notification from a college.
And Julie and Amy answer listener questions. Amy is the director of college counseling at
Avenues, an independent school in New York City.   Listener questions this week include one from a
mom who's daughter is a serious athlete. She wonders if devoting all summer
between junior and senior year to soccer practice could affect her daughter's
admissions chances. A high school student in Germany, who has already skipped
two grades, says he'll be 16 by the time he starts college. How will colleges
view his young age? And, a parent planning a spring break tour of colleges with
her son has discovered many of the colleges have the same spring break-- and so
no classes will be in session. Is it still a good time to tour schools? Send questions, comments, and follow us on
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