57 – Finding a Home and a College with Carolyne G.

Your college isn’t just a school; it’s also a home. On this episode, I talk to high school senior Carolyn G. on how she’s learning more about the soft-side of a school: its community, culture, and friendliness. We talk about what questions to ask, who to ask, and when to ask. Then, we finish up with some final tips on how to make the most out of a college visit.

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

56 – Computerized Admissions Officers: UT Austin’s Wacky Admissions System with Jeffrey Wang

Jeffrey Wang is the founder of the r/UTAustinAdmissions subreddit. Today, he joins the podcast to talk about UT has essentially computerized half of the admissions process. UT gives each applicant an Academic Index and a Personal Achievement Index. Jeffrey explains how UT calculates these scores and how it uses them to evaluate applications. Turn out that UT’s admissions process isn’t so holistic after all. Stay tuned till the end for the wackiest part – applicants are literally given a coordinate pair that is supposed to encompass their entire application and placed on a 2D Cartesian grid. Wack!

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

FERPA

How to FERPA UT Austin

Academic Index Calculator

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

55 – Applying to Hogwarts/Schools in the UK with Ethan Summers

America isn’t the only place with great colleges. The United Kingdom has so many wells know schools like Oxford and Cambridge, but it’s also a completely different country, culture, and education system. On this episode, Imperial College student Ethan Summers walks us through the UK college admissions process and how college admissions in the UK are much more focused on academics and scores. We talk about some of the key differences between the UK and US education systems.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

UCAS

Interview Prep

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

54 – Stressing Out and the Harvard Lawsuit with Swathi

I know the stress must be building right now, but know that you are not alone. On this episode, I interview Swathi, a rising high school senior. We talk about how Swathi is trying to juggle all her extracurricular activities, academic commitments, and college applications. Swathi and I give some tips about productivity and scheduling. Then, we transition to talk about the Harvard lawsuit and some of the fairly damning information that’s been released about how Harvard treats Asian applicants.

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

Episode 27: Type-A Productivity Episode

Calendar Zero

Harvard Lawsuit Asian Discrimination

Harvard Lawsuit as Right-Wing Attack on Affirmative Action

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Read the transcript:

53 – Montana to Maine: Alexandra Lin’s College Admissions Journey

Today I’m joined by Alexandra Lin, an incoming freshman at Bowdoin College. She grew up in rural Montana. On today’s episode, we talk about what it was like to grow up and go to school in a rural area and the importance of geographic diversity in college admissions. Then, we talk about prestige and how it might not be as important as everyone makes it out to be. Stay tuned till the end for some tea about frats at Columbia and a little food fight…

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

Matriculate

Grinnell Hack by Bitcoin

Swarthmore Sexual Assault

Frat Sexual Assault Statistics

Columbia Frat Incident

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Read the transcript:

52 – Avocados, Fortunetellers, and College Essays with Yu-Chia Cheng

What do avocados and fortunetellers have in common? They were all college essays that our guest Yu-Chia Cheng wrote! Yu-Chia is an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in its LSM program. She’ll be studying both finance and biology. Yu-Chia shares her college admissions journey starting with what she did in the summers, how she wrote her essays, and how she feels attending one of the best programs in the country!

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU on Patreon!

Show Notes:

Penn LSM Program

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Read the transcript:

51 – Good Things and New Starts

Together, we look back on the college admissions process and think about what we learned about ourselves. We also talk about some problems in the system like inequality, unfair financial aid for international students, and just not enough seats. Finally, we look back on the past year and the last 50 episodes. Some big news on this podcast, so tune in!

Please submit your comments and questions on our Contact Us form.

Sponsors:

Listeners like YOU!

Show Notes:

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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.

Please tell us how your college admissions decisions went at Contact Us form.

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0

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.

Please tell us how your college admissions decisions went at Contact Us form.

Show Notes:

AP Score CalculatorĀ 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0

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!

Please tell us how your college admissions decisions went at Contact Us form.

 

Thanks to Redaf for the Guitar Sound Effect licensed under CC BY 3.0