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Getting In: Competing With Your Classmates?

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Parke Muth, formerly a dean and an admissions officer at the University of Virginia, answer two listener questions. A mother of a high-achieving student wonders which colleges offer full-ride merit scholarships (starts at 1:03). And a teacher asks if students at elite high schools really do end up competing more with […]

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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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