Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers
College Life: The Dartmouth Experience

College Life: The Dartmouth Experience

February 17, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Catherine Kannam, a Graduate Coach from Dartmouth College. Catherine discusses her favorite parts of her alma mater and what it took for her to get into this Ivy League School.

 

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Acing Your Alumni Interviews

Acing Your Alumni Interviews

February 3, 2020

In today's episode, we talk to Kathryn Sherer, a former undergraduate interviewer at Harvard. She discusses how much alumni interviews affect your admissions chances, the biggest mistakes she saw students make, and some of the most common interview questions.

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Taking Advantage of Your High School College Counselor

Taking Advantage of Your High School College Counselor

January 20, 2020

On today's episode, we talk to Adrienne Gilbert, a former high school college counselor and a Former Admissions Officer from Rice University. Adrienne talks about the importance of counselors in the college admissions process and how you can take advantage of the counselors and resources you have.

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College Life: What It’s Like Going to Yale

College Life: What It’s Like Going to Yale

January 6, 2020

On today's episode, we talk to Yosepha Greenfield, a Yale alum and Co-Founder of InGenius Prep, all about Yale University. She discusses what she did in high school to help her gain admission and her experience as a varsity athlete.

 

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An Admissions Officer’s Final Tips Before You Hit Submit

An Admissions Officer’s Final Tips Before You Hit Submit

December 16, 2019

On today's episode, we talk to Samantha Shepard-Guerinoni, a Former Admissions Officer from Stanford, about last-minute application tips! From polishing your supplemental essays to checking that your transcript has been sent, you have a lot to do before your January deadlines.

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Expert Writing Advice: Succeeding With Your Supplemental Essays

Expert Writing Advice: Succeeding With Your Supplemental Essays

December 2, 2019

On today's episode, we talk to Nikki Champlin, a writing expert from Yale and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, about creating the most effective supplemental essays. She gives her advice on how to answer the most common supplemental prompts and discusses the importance of these essays.

 

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What it Takes to Get Admitted to a Top School

What it Takes to Get Admitted to a Top School

November 18, 2019

On today's episode, we talk to Marianna Apostolakis, an admissions expert from Smith College, about what it takes to get into an elite university. From the personal statement to SAT scores to school lists, Marianna talks about what her students have done to get accepted.

 

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What a UPenn Admissions Officer Really Looks For

What a UPenn Admissions Officer Really Looks For

November 4, 2019

On today's episode, we sit down with Liz Culliton, a Former Associate Director of Admissions at UPenn, to talk about what it really takes to get into this elite university. 

 

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Expert Writing Advice: Crafting an Impactful Personal Statement

Expert Writing Advice: Crafting an Impactful Personal Statement

October 21, 2019

On today’s episode, we sit down with Hannah Smith, a writing expert from Stanford, to talk about the personal statement. Hannah discusses the importance of the personal statement, as well as editing advice that she gives to all of her students.

 

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An Admissions Officer’s Thoughts on Early Decision and Early Action

An Admissions Officer’s Thoughts on Early Decision and Early Action

October 7, 2019

On today’s episode, we sit down with Ben Schwartz, a Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth, to talk about early decision and early action applications. Ben gives his thoughts on whether early rounds give students an advantage, goes over tips for choosing your early school, and much more.

 

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