Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers
2020-2021 College Admissions Application Cycle Debrief

2020-2021 College Admissions Application Cycle Debrief

July 26, 2021

On today’s episode, we chat with Erin Gu, InGenius Prep’s Chief Education Officer. Erin and I discuss the admissions trends and changes she identified in the 2020-2021 college application cycle. Erin offers her forecast for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle and suggests strategies for the Class of 2022 to follow to navigate the changing admissions landscape.

 

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How to Write the Activities List: Everything You Need to Know

Tips for Choosing Target Schools: What's the Right Fit For You?

 

Register here for our free webinar on the Common App activities list hosted by the former Assistant Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins on Thursday, July 29th at 5pm PDT/8 pm EDT.

 

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Conquer the LSAT with Professional LSAT Coach Steve Schwartz

Conquer the LSAT with Professional LSAT Coach Steve Schwartz

July 12, 2021

On today’s episode, we chat with Steve Schwartz, CEO and Founder of LSAT Unplugged. Steve and I discuss upcoming changes to the LSAT in August 2021. Steve breaks down studying and testing strategies to gain a T14-worthy LSAT score.

 

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Learn more about LSAT Unplugged or check out their Youtube channel.

 

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SAT, ACT, WTF: Navigating Testing Changes in College Admissions

SAT, ACT, WTF: Navigating Testing Changes in College Admissions

June 21, 2021

On today's episode, we chat with Zak Harris, the Assistant Director of College Counseling and Communications at InGenius Prep and a Former Admissions Officer at top schools like Johns Hopkins and Bowdoin. Zak and I discuss what the future of standardized testing in college admissions looks like post-COVID. Zak offers his advice on how to strategize your applications with test-optional policies.

 

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Find a running list of testing policies at different schools here.

 

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College Admissions for Student Athletes

College Admissions for Student Athletes

June 14, 2021

On today’s episode, we chat with Yosepha Greenfield, the former Captain of Yale’s women’s basketball team and InGenius Prep’s Co-Founder and COO. Yosepha and I discuss college admissions for student athletes. Yosepha breaks down the college athletic recruiting process and advises students on how to frame their athletic involvement, even if they don’t plan to pursue their sport in college.

 

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How to Maximize the Summer Before 12th Grade for College Admissions

How to Maximize the Summer Before 12th Grade for College Admissions

May 31, 2021

On today’s episode, we chat with Kathryn Scherer, InGenius Prep’s Director of Counselor Management. Kathryn and I discuss strategies for scheduling the summer before your senior year to get a head start on the college admissions process. Kathryn describes the ideal timeline for how high-achieving rising seniors should prepare for college applications during the summer.

 

Check out our blog, and the resources we mentioned in the episode including:

“22 Summer Programs That Count”

“Summer Plans During Coronavirus: How to Spend Your Break Strategically”

 

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Waitlist 101: How to Get Off the Waitlist and Into College

Waitlist 101: How to Get Off the Waitlist and Into College

May 17, 2021

On today’s episode, we chat with Padya Paramita, a Graduate Coach from Wellesley and Columbia and the Digital Content Specialist at InGenius Prep. Padya and I unwrap the mystery that are college admissions waitlists and discuss everything you need to know about how they work. Padya offers her top tips for getting off the waitlist and onto campus.

 

Check out our blog, and the resources we mentioned in the episode including:

“Waitlisted at Your Dream School: What Your Next Steps Should Look Like.”

“College Waitlist Chances: What Your Odds Look Like.”

 

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College Life: Women’s College, International Students, and Liberal Arts Colleges

College Life: Women’s College, International Students, and Liberal Arts Colleges

November 9, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Padya Paramita, a Graduate Coach from Wellesley and Columbia. Padya shares her experiences applying to college as an international student, what it was like attending a women's college, and how her undergrad prepared her to apply for graduate school.

 

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How to Stand Out and Be Remembered

How to Stand Out and Be Remembered

November 9, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Jenny Deren, a Former Admissions Officer from Williams College. Jenny discusses what it takes to stand out in the admissions process and explains the concept of an "Application Persona."

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Applying to College as an Arts Student

Applying to College as an Arts Student

October 26, 2020

On this week's episode, we chat with Danielle McColgan, a Former Admissions Officer from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts. Danielle explains the admissions process for arts students, what your portfolio/audition should look like, and the importance of academics.

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Early Application Strategies for 2020

Early Application Strategies for 2020

September 28, 2020

On today's episode, we talk with Kevin Dupont, a Former Admissions Officer from Tufts University. Kevin discusses general early application strategies as well as how these policies are changing in 2020.

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