50 – Stanford Accepted Student Interview with Vinh Huy: Learn How To Perfect Your College Application

Join us for an interview with a newly admitted member, Vinh Huy, of the Stanford Class of 2023. He’ll give us some insight into his successful application and offer some advice on how to make your application the best it can be.

Also, Dominic is the easiest podcast host of our three to schedule recordings with, despite what Michael expresses during this episode.

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49 – Do AP Tests Even Matter?

It’s AP season. While you’re busy reading your Barron’s study guide, get motivated (or not) by listening to this week’s podcast about whether what you’re doing actually matters. On this episode, we draw out the true value of AP tests.

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Show Notes:

AP Score Calculator 

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48 – Homeschool Interview feat. William

Are you interested in what life is like for a homeschool student? Wondering what it would be like for your parent to be your teacher or your sibling to be your classmate? Join us for this week’s episode of the Admissions Uncovered podcast featuring our special guest, William. William has been homeschooled for the majority of his academic career. He’ll provide us some insight on what the homeschool life is like and how it makes the college application process a little different. If you have any questions for William, please post them as a comment on the post on the website or send us a DM on instagram @admissions.uncovered and we’ll make sure to send it his way!

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47 – Admissions Friend Zone: The Wait List

In the dreaded friend zone with a college? On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the college wait list, share some statistics, and give some strategies for how you can improve your chances. It’s hard, but it’s possible. Stick till the end and hear another crazy DART story!

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Show Notes:

MIT Waitlist 

MIT Waitlist FAQ

Harvard Waitlist

Harvard Z List

 

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46 – The Communist Monsterfesto: Monster’s University

Who knew that Monster’s University was just like real college? Or is it? This week’s episode is a little special. Michael and a friend from college – Mahad – review the movie Monster’s University. We talk about Monster’s University and how it’s similar to our college experience, legacy students, and, of course, a bit of Marx. Just some fun as you make those final decisions.

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45 – Picking a College and a Home

By now, most of you will have received multiple college acceptances. Congratulations! You are finally done! Now, you have a little under a month to pick between the college that accepted you. In this episode, we talk about how you can learn more about these schools, take advantage of admitted students weekend, and ultimately make a good decision.

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Sponsors:

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44 – Talking Columbia University with Steve Schwartz

To give Dominic and Nhi a much-needed break, I (Michael) recorded a podcast with our friend Steve Schwartz from the College Admissions Toolbox. Because Steve is an alumnus of Columbia College, we compare and contrast our experiences at Columbia. A lot has changed, but a lot hasn’t too. We find out how Columbia has shaped Steve and his career post-college and spill some tea about the Columbia-Barnard relationship.

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Sponsors:

FreezeCrowd – The Social Platform for College Students

FreezeCrowd is this week’s sponsor! Please check them out and sign up with your .edu email. It’s a safe, secure, and private year yearbook platform where you can break the ice with people at your school.

Show Notes:

College Admissions Toolbox Website

College Admissions Toolbox iTunes

Racist Julian von Abele

Columbia-Barnard Relationship

 

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43 – Pre-Gaming Ivy Day

Ivy Day is here. Listen to an emotional roller coaster of an episode about how Nhi and Dominic are feeling and how they plan to open their decisions. Plus, Michael throws in some grandfatherly advice.

Michael here – Please remember that the results of college admissions don’t define you. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I want you to know that I’m in your corner. If you need to talk, please just email me at admissionsuncovered@gmail.com or DM us on social media. And if you’re considering hurting yourself, please give yourself time and seek help. Here are some resources:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Hope Network: 1-800-SUICIDE
Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741

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42 – The Authenticity Trap: Faking Your Way In

When you are writing your college essays, have you ever felt like a fraud? Like it wasn’t really you? Michael has and on this episode, we have an impromptu therapy question. Do our college applications reflect the authentic us? Did we choose extracurricular activities because we were interested in them or because we wanted to get into a good college?

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41 – Covering the New Admissions Scandal: Large Dollar Payments for Admission to College

In this episode of the Admissions Uncovered Podcast, your favorite hosts take a stab at explaining the new admissions scandal. With 50 people charged, hundreds of thousands of dollars being exchanged, and more unfairness exposed in the college application process, there’s a lot to cover, so sit back and enjoy the show.

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Show Notes:

CNN Update Article

Vox Article

Politico Solution Article

The Crimson Article

List of People Charged in Scandal

 

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