Getting In: Tips for Selecting An Independent College Counselor

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Getting In expert Steve LeMenager answer listener questions.

Steve is the president of Edvice, a college counseling firm. He was previously a director of admissions at Princeton University.

Listener questions in this episode include one from a Michigan mom who wonders if the limits her daughter’s high school places on the number of AP classes a student can take could affect her daughter’s college admission chances (starts at 0:48). A student in the Netherlands and a mother in the US wrote in for advice on how to select an independent college counselor (starts at 4:22). And a mother in Virginia asks for advice on the kinds of schools her high achieving son should explore, because he “intensely dislikes an elbow-sharpening and competitive environment (starts at 9:03).”

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