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Touring Schools and Fly-Ins

11/19/2018
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The Common App has many sections - demographic information, test scores, educational history, academic honors, extracurricular activities, the additional information section, the Common App essay, recommendation letters, supplemental essays, and a little bit of common confusion among stressed-out seniors. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod26 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm Instagram/Facebook - @admissions.uncovered Subscribe to...

Duration:00:54:08

Acing Your College Interview with Sid Seenivasa

11/9/2018
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You thought you were free after pressing submit. Then, you get an email about an interview. What? Don't worry. In this episode, Michael and our guest host Sid talk about their experiences with the interview. Sid just had several interviews with schools like Swarthmore and Oxford. We give some sample questions, do's and don'ts, and some preparation tips. Check out the show notes: http://www.bit.ly/aupod25 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:01:06:25

I Pressed Submit, Now What?

11/1/2018
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It's November First and you've either already submitted your application or about to submit it. After months of stressing, you finally have finished the first round of applications. Now what? On this episode, we give some reminders for more forgettable pieces of the application and what you should be doing after the deadline. Check out the show notes at http://bit.ly/aupod24. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:00:40:36

Writing Resumes for Colleges and Employers

10/25/2018
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Your resume will be the first thing employers, colleges, and interviewers see about you. Learn how to format and write a resume with strong and impactful descriptions. Listen till the end for an update in Dominic's college list drama. Check out the show notes - bit.ly/aupod23 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:03:04:38

Choosing Your Major

10/18/2018
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Choosing your major may seem like the most daunting decision you need to make. It seems to ask you to determine your entire life with one checkbox. In reality, it's not that complicated at all. Just choose what you are interested in. In most cases, the major you choose doesn't close off opportunities, just opens up more specific ones. Tune in for our advice. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod22 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm...

Duration:00:28:48

UChicago's Wacky Supplements

10/11/2018
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The University of Chicago has some of the weirdest and wackiest supplemental essay prompts of any university we've seen. In this episode, we analyze each one and give some of the first ideas that come to our mind. We talk through the general processes that you should use to generate ideas, from simplifying the prompt, thinking about your narrative, to having no filter. At the end, Michael shares his UChicago essay that he thought was amazing but that some admissions officer clearly didn't....

Duration:00:51:05

Don't Forget: Your Checklist Other Application Items

10/4/2018
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Everyone knows that by November 1 and January 1, Common Applications need to be sent. What else? We share some other items that are often forgotten but are very important like a schedule, recommendation letters, test scores, transcripts, essays, scholarships, financial aid, and more. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod20 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm Instagram/Facebook - @admissions.uncovered Subscribe to the podcast -...

Duration:00:58:11

Liberal Arts vs Research Universities - A False Distinction

9/27/2018
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The distinction between liberal arts colleges and research universities is an artifact of a faraway time. Today, the differences between the two are far fewer, mainly centering around the size of school and the emphasis on undergraduate education. We also discuss a few pieces of breaking college news - Rice making tuition free for more students, Stanford stopping its release of admissions rate, and Harvard's record-breaking fundraising effort. Check out the show notes for links to more...

Duration:00:46:46

Beating Your Senior Year - Friends, Fun, and Maybe School

9/20/2018
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Senior year is going to be your hardest year of high school, but it can also be the best year. In this episode, we discuss how to schedule your senior year around college applications, scholarships, school, extracurriculars, and the inevitable senioritis. Stick around till the end and hear about how Dominic became the most infamous person at school. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod18 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm...

Duration:01:08:01

Fantasy Recommendation Letter League with Don Gonzalez

9/13/2018
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Teacher recommendation letters are your reward for being a brown noser for four years. Just kidding... Kinda... Joining us to talk about how to get good teacher recommendation letters and how to build strong relationships with instructors is a 20 year veteran of public schools. Don Gonzalez is a teacher and magnet coordinator at the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet in Dallas, TX. He was a key piece of Michael's college applications, and now he joins the podcast to give his own advice. To...

Duration:00:50:28

Not Just Ivies - Building a College List

9/6/2018
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The first step in the college application is process is picking which college you want to apply to. Applicants should pick schools in three ranges - safety, target, and reach schools. The number of schools they apply to will differ based on the applicant and their level of confidence. Finally, Michael shares his list and advises Dominic and Nhi on their lists. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod16 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm...

Duration:01:26:00

Applying to International Schools from the US - How and Why?

8/30/2018
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We aren't just limited to schools in the United States. There are great schools internationally. We discuss the application processes for UK and Canadian schools as well as joint programs between American and international schools like Yale-NUS and NYU's programs. Finally, we reflect on whether applying internationally is actually worth it. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod15 Jump ahead - UK Schools - 2:06 Canadian Schools - 15:48 Joint...

Duration:01:06:07

Extracurricular Strategy - Picking and Pursuing Activities

8/23/2018
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Extracurricular activities are the backbone of any college application, especially to top-tier schools. Freshmen need to start early. Upperclassmen need to develop their interests with awards and leadership positions. Seniors need to stay calm and not randomly resume pad. We discuss the activities we wish we had done and the ones we wish we had quit. Finally, Michael becomes an ameatur psycologist. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod14 Follow...

Duration:01:05:07

How to Common App - 9 Parts, 3 Hosts, 1 Application

8/16/2018
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The Common App has many sections - demographic information, test scores, educational history, academic honors, extracurricular activities, the additional information section, the Common App essay, recommendation letters, supplemental essays, and a little bit of common confusion among stressed-out seniors. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod13 Follow us on social media - Twitter - @aupodfm Instagram/Facebook - @admissions.uncovered Subscribe to...

Duration:00:42:42

Your Guide to Junior Year - Productivity, Testing, Networking

8/9/2018
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are partnering with Anchor.fm to launch a new way for you to help support the podcast. Just go to anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered and click the Listener Support button. It's that easy. School is starting soon. If you are about to be a junior, don't let senioritis strike early. We have tips about how to use your junior year as a launchpad into your dream school from tips. We talk about staying productive and on track, the incoming storm of standardized testing, focusing...

Duration:00:51:31

Spiking Your College Application: Increasing Your Chances of Getting Accepted

8/2/2018
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The college admissions process is very competitive and will only get more difficult. Join us as we discuss how to spike your application, one way of increasing your chances of getting in. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:00:48:40

Getting a Perfect Score: How to Get 800s and 5s on SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests

7/26/2018
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There is more to standardized testing than just the SAT and ACT. Join us to learn how to best take advantage of SAT subject tests and AP tests. We have had great success with them and now it's your turn. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:00:30:15

Beating the SAT and ACT: Which Test to Take, How to Study, and How to Maximize Your Score

7/19/2018
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Standardized tests are stressful for many students. Join us as we break down the differences between the SAT and ACT, how to study for each test, and strategies to maximize your score. Check out our show notes at www.admissionsuncovered.com/?p=200&preview=true. Please submit your questions and comments on our Contact Us form. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:00:44:40

Struggle is Real: A Summer Check-In on Where You Should Be

7/12/2018
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Newsflash: everyone is struggling right now, especially with colleges changing the goalposts on standardized testing. Nhi and Dominic fret about how they are doing with their essays and overall application. Through it all, you'll find out where you need to be at this point in the summer. Check out the show notes here: http://bit.ly/2metnjv Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:01:02:28

The Supplemental Essay – Boosting Your Application to the Max

7/5/2018
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Just because supplemental essays are short doesn’t mean they are easy. Join us in exploring essays answering why college, why major, extracurricular, speed dating, and your background prompts. See the show notes here: http://bit.ly/2KJHifE Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support

Duration:00:53:53