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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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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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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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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39 – Save Your SAT Score: Test Taking Strategies

The SAT doesn’t just test your ability to read, write, or do math. It’s also about your ability to take tests. In this episode, we give you our top test taking strategies to keep you from making silly mistakes and to help you get the right answer, even when you aren’t totally sure.

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Gao Admissions – Learn from your favorite college admissions host. 36 on the ACT. 1560 on the SAT. National Merit Finalist. 

Khan Academy SAT

Crack SAT

SAT Question of the Day

 

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37 – Your Life Story: Building a Narrative for College and Beyond

Start your college application by building a narrative of your high school experience. In this episode, Michael guides Dominic, Nhi, and you through a simple 3 step process: listing activities, figuring out what’s important, and making connections between what’s important in your life. At each step, we share how we came to our narratives. Finally, we talk about how to use the narrative to simplify the college application process.

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35 – Senior Spring: Freedom, How We Have Missed You!

Does it feel like you’re done with college applications? We hope it does because you’ve earned a little break! Here at Admissions Uncovered, we definitely have some plans for all this extra time. Dominic has a few side hustles to run and, of course, Boy Scouts. Nhi has some piano practice to catch up on. And we all have some great TV recommendations. When Michael was senior, he let grades slip a little, missed some school to travel, and started this podcast. If you need some ideas for how to spend the rest of your senior year, tune in for some fun stories, celebration, and advice your teachers don’t want you to hear.

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34 – Most Common Interview Questions

Essays. Done. Common App. Done. Bugging teachers for rec letters. Done. All done. Except for the interview. For many seniors, this is the last mile before decision day. To prepare, tune in to this week’s episode. We talk about the most common interview questions and how to answer them. Nhi and Dominic tell some funny public transit stories and give you some advice on how to make your interview interesting with anecdotes.

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Show Notes:

Georgetown Alumni Interviewer Guide (Michael here – My Georgetown interviewer asked these questions, word for word.

Another Podcast about the College Interview – Preparing, Body Language, and More Funny Stories

 

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