Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers
Using the Common App Honors Section to Your Advantage

Using the Common App Honors Section to Your Advantage

June 8, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk with Caitlin Hogan, a Graduate Coach from UChicago and Queen Mary University of London. Based on her experience counseling students through the application process, Caitlin gives her tips for taking advantage of the honors section of the Common Application.  

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How Your Test Scores Will be Evaluated by Admissions Officers

How Your Test Scores Will be Evaluated by Admissions Officers

May 25, 2020

On this week's episode Shoshannah Feinberg, a Former Admissions Reader from Northwestern, discusses standardized testing. Shoshannah explains how test-optional policies will impact admissions and how students should adapt to these changes.

 

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How Important Are Letters of Recommendation?

How Important Are Letters of Recommendation?

May 11, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Amelie Lasker, a Graduate Coach from Columbia and Cambridge about letters of recommendation. Amelie discusses how your letter will influence your admissions decision and how you can ensure you get glowing letters.

 

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College Letter of Recommendation: How to Get a Glowing Letter: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/college-letter-of-recommendation/    

Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/letters-of-recommendation/   

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Personal Statement Prep: Start Practicing Reflective Writing Early

Personal Statement Prep: Start Practicing Reflective Writing Early

April 27, 2020

This week, we are joined by Shannon Beddingfield, a Yale Teaching Fellow and Yale PhD Candidate, to discuss reflective writing. From the personal statement to supplemental essays, reflective writing plays a huge part in the college application process. Use Shannon's tips from this episode to start practicing this essential skill early in high school!

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Disrupted Summer Plans: How to Come up With Alternate Solutions

Disrupted Summer Plans: How to Come up With Alternate Solutions

April 13, 2020

This week, we are joined by Natalia Ostrowski, a Former Assistant Director of Admissions at UChicago, to discuss what you can do in the face of disrupted summer plans. Natalia explains how admissions officers evaluate what you do over the summer and gives ideas for impactful projects that you can do from home.

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Q&A With a Former Director of College Admissions

Q&A With a Former Director of College Admissions

March 30, 2020

On this week's episode, Zak Harris, a Former Admissions Officer from Johns Hopkins and Former Director of Admissions from Regis, answers your questions. Zak discusses all aspects of the college admissions process from Coronavirus's impact on your summer plans to starting your personal statement. 

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COVID-19 and Its Influence on College Admissions

COVID-19 and Its Influence on College Admissions

March 23, 2020

On this week's episode, we are joined by Erin Gu, the Chief Education Officer at InGenius Prep. Erin discusses how the college admissions process will be impacted by the Coronavirus. She gives advice on transitioning to online learning, reconfiguring standardized test plans, and how students can stay engaged while at home.

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Coronavirus 2020: Ideas and Resources for High School Students: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/coronavirus-2020-ideas/   

Coronavirus Protocols for International Students Studying in the US: Steps to Take: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/international-students-studying-in-the-us/   

A Guide to Tools and Technologies During Coronavirus 2020: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/technologies-during-coronavirus-2020/   

Capstone Projects for High School Students: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/capstone-projects-for-high-school-students/   

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Parenting During the College Admissions Process

Parenting During the College Admissions Process

March 16, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Heathe McCutchen, a Former Admissions Officer from Dartmouth and Chris Coleman, a Former Admissions Officer from Dartmouth, Drexel, and U of Maryland. Not only are Heather and Chris Former Admissions Officers, but they are also parents of college graduates. We talk to them about how they prepared their children in high school and how they went through the application process.

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How Jobs and Internships Boost College Applications

How Jobs and Internships Boost College Applications

March 2, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Hanifa Abdul Sabur, a Graduate Coach from Columbia and Former Academic Advisor, about jobs and internships for high school students. Though work experience is not required for high schoolers, Hanifa spends this episode discussing how it can boost students' applications and which types of opportunities are most beneficial. 

 

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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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