40 – Strategy for Senior Summer: How to Get Ahead of the Game

Going into senior year without an idea of how to get ahead of the game over the summer? Well you’re in luck because your favorite podcast hosts at the Admissions Uncovered Podcast have you covered. We discuss everything from internships to testing to essays. Make sure to take this vital step in the college admissions process to use your last summer in high school to the max.

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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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38 – Building the Right College List

Starting the college application process? Building your college list is one of the first and most important steps in the college application marathon. Join us in this episode to learn the correct approach to building a well balanced college list.

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College Board’s Big Future

Times Higher Education Rankings

Times Higher Education Calculation and Methodology

US News Education Rankings

 

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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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PowerPoint Tutorial for creating your own narrative

 

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36 – The Ultimate Guide to Internships

Thinking of summer already? Considering an internship, but don’t know where to start? Well your favorite podcast hosts have put together the ultimate guide to answer all your internship related questions. Still have questions about internships? Feel free to reach out to us on social media or in the comment section below the post.

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List of 10 Internship Search Sites

PrepScholar Internship Guide

 

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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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Cappex (Find scholarships and fit schools)

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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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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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33 – Reflecting on the College Application Process

It’s been a long road leading up to this point. In this episode, Dominic and Nhi take a moment to reflect on the college admissions process to give advice on what they would do differently and reveal less discusses components of the college admissions process. If you can relate to any of the points mentioned in the episode, be sure to let us know!

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32 – Beating the Deferral: How to Get Accepted After Being Deferred

Deferrals are an unfortunate part of the early application process. You worked so hard on that early application to just be shoved in with all of the regular decision applicants. Yes, we feel the pain as we can relate all too well. You can act two ways after being deferred: be discouraged or keep fighting. If you want to keep fighting, you’ve come to the right place. In this episode we’ll discuss ways to give your deferred application the best chance possible in the regular decision round and also offer advice on how to approach the rest of your applications. It’s almost over, just keep fighting a bit longer!

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Yale Deferral Song

How to Get Accepted After a Deferral

Deferral Data

Early and Regular Ivy League Acceptance Data for Class of 2020

 

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31 – It’s Not You, It’s Me: Writing Why College Supplements

One of the most common supplemental essay prompts colleges ask is the Why College prompt? These are often the most difficult essays to write because you want to be original, but not too original. In this episode, we talk about the importance of this essay, researching reasons to go to a school, structuring this essay in an anecdotal format, released essays from Tufts, and, finally, the worst mistake students make: talking only about the school and not about themselves as well. Michael tries to explain with a dating analogy; let’s see how that goes.

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Released “Why Tufts” Essays

 

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