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Getting In: Easy As vs. Hard Bs

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Amy Young, the director of college counseling at Avenues New York, answer listener questions. The first question, from a 10th grader enrolled in an intense STEM program, wonders how she can appear appealing to a college with an arts and communications focus. The second question (starts at 4:23) is from […]

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Getting In: Why Recommendation Letters Matter and “Test Optional” Schools

  Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Josh Steckel—a college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies and the co-author of Hold Fast to Dreams— answer listener questions about “Why Recommendation Letters Matter”. The first question is from a parent whose child is applying early to a college that’s “testing optional.” She wonders whether excluding […]

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“Young Adults and Money” Ron Lieber, Michelle Singletary and Annamaria Lusardi on the Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

“Young Adults and Money” June 17, 2015 – Reaching financial independence is a major milestone on the road to adulthood. Some experts say that’s becoming more difficult to achieve. The financial landscape has become increasingly harder to navigate. Many young people emerge into adulthood already in debt. They face more complex choices and have more responsibility […]

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