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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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United States

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Description:

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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English


Episodes

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

6/17/2016
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In this final episode of the podcast series, final words of advice are offered to college-bound students.

Duration: 00:35:51


9D: The True Value of SAT II and AP Scores + Why Volunteering Matters

6/9/2016
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Are subject-specific SATs necessary?

Duration: 00:18:16


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

6/2/2016
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Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Parke Muth of the University of Virginia, answer listener questions.

Duration: 00:21:17


9B: Summer Planning Tips for Juniors

5/26/2016
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What juniors should be doing the summer before their senior year.

Duration: 00:13:46


9A: When a Head Injury Affects GPA, How Much Do You Share on Your Application?

5/19/2016
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Listener mail about application pressure, teacher recommendations, and a lower GPA after a head injury.

Duration: 00:13:16


9: Checking In With Our Seniors

5/13/2016
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Our college-bound seniors talk about what they’re most excited about in the year ahead.

Duration: 00:30:10


8C: Should I take the SAT or the ACT?

5/6/2016
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The podcast breaks down the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how to decode the scores

Duration: 00:25:38


Ep 8B: Tips for Selecting an Independent College Counselor

4/28/2016
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Listener questions about AP classes, college counselors, and finding the best fit.

Duration: 00:13:57


8A: Does Moving to a "Better" School District Improve My Child's Admissions Chances?

4/21/2016
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An admissions expert weighs in on how school districts factor into college acceptance

Duration: 00:08:52


8: Adding Historically Black Colleges to your List

4/14/2016
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Why an HBCU or MSI may be the right fit for you.

Duration: 00:36:00


7B: Decision Season for Seniors

4/7/2016
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High school seniors share their joys and disappointments during college acceptance letter season.

Duration: 00:28:22


7A: Tips for Navigating Notification Season

3/31/2016
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Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Getting In expert Steve LeMenager hear an update from Getting In senior Jordana Meyer and they answer listener questions.

Duration: 00:31:44


Getting In Episode 7: Four Ways Parents Can Help - But Not Helicopter - the Admissions Process, with special guest Gretchen Rubin

3/24/2016
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The podcast offers tips to parents who want to help their college bound kids help themselves

Duration: 00:35:23


6B: Likely Letters, Tuition Discounts, and Small Schools Strong in STEM

3/11/2016
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How many colleges to apply for, tuition discounts, and more.

Duration: 00:34:38


Ep 6A: Building the Senior Year Course Load That's Right For You

3/3/2016
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Use your senior year of high school the right way

Duration: 00:22:37


Ep 6: Evaluating Your Financial Aid Package + Scholarship Strategies

2/26/2016
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Financial aid, scholarship strategies, plus an update from Getting In senior August Graves

Duration: 00:37:49


Ep 5C: The Checklist Every College-Bound Junior Needs Now

2/19/2016
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Senior year course selection, forming relationships with teachers who could serve as references. and more.

Duration: 00:24:37


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

2/12/2016
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Duration: 00:24:48


Getting In Ep 5A: Do VIP Connections Ever Matter?

2/7/2016
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Duration: 00:19:01


Getting In Ep 5: Tips for Performing Arts Applicants + Senior Updates

1/28/2016
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Host Julie Lythcott-Haims looks into the world of serious performing arts applicants. If you're a committed musician, actor, singer, or dancer who wants to keep studying that art form in college or at a conservatory, the admissions path has a few more hurdles. We'll hear updates from two Getting In seniors with a passion for music and theater: Jordana Meyer in Maryland and Alessandra LePera in New Jersey. Alessandra is deep into preparation for her auditions for various theater programs....

Duration: 00:28:10

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