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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30 – Keep Fighting: Early Decisions Out

Early Decisions are out. If you got in, congrats! You are finally done! If you didn’t, I know it sucks, but it’s not over. There are so many other amazing schools out there, and I know you’ll get into one that you love.

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29 – Johns Hopkins Released Essays Part 2

Johns Hopkins releases essays from previous admitted students. These can be great sources of inspiration and advice. In this episode of the podcast, we read the first few released essays and discuss what we like about them. Michael pulls out his AP Language cards and does some English teacher worthy rhetorical analysis. Nhi and Dominic comment on how the topics seem to encapsulate a clear narrative. And we all wish we could write this well.

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Released Johns Hopkins Essays

 

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28 – Johns Hopkins Released Essays Part 1

Johns Hopkins releases essays from previous admitted students. These can be great sources of inspiration and advice. In this episode of the podcast, we read the first few released essays and discuss what we like about them. Michael pulls out his AP Language cards and does some English teacher worthy rhetorical analysis. Nhi and Dominic comment on how the topics seem to encapsulate a clear narrative. And we all wish we could write this well.

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Released Johns Hopkins Essays

 

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27 – Type-A Productivity

Chances are that sometime during the college application process, you’ve found yourself slacking off or procrastinating. In this week’s episode we’ll talk about how to stay productive during the college app process. We’ll give some tips and specific systems that Michael, Nhi, and Dominic have found helpful like hyper-scheduling your calendar, having soft deadlines, and using to do lists. And, of course, an episode on productivity wouldn’t be complete without Michael hating on bullet journals.

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Calendar 0 Scheduling

Apps that Block Social Media

How to Use Apple Screen Time

Todoist

OmniFocus

 

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26 – Touring Schools and Fly-Ins

Everyone tells students to tour schools, but we never know what to do on them. Now, as seniors start to get flown out by different schools, we talk about how to take advantage of your short time at the school by asking the right questions and talking to the right people. Then, Nhi and Michael share some of their personal experiences with touring schools and attending fly-in programs.

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List of Schools with Fly-In Programs

SNL- The Poddys

 

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25 – Acing Your College Interview with Sid Seenivasa

You thought you were free after pressing submit. Then, you get an email about an interview. What? Don’t worry. In this episode, Michael and our guest host Sid talk about their experiences with the interview. Sid just had several interviews with schools like Swarthmore and Oxford. We give some sample questions, do’s and don’ts, and some preparation tips.

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Princeton Review– Tips

College Board– Tips

PrepScholar– Tips

US News– Tips

PrepScholar–  Example Questions

 

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24 – I Pressed Submit, Now What?

It’s November First and you’ve either already submitted your application or about to submit it. After months of stressing, you finally have finished the first round of applications. Now what? On this episode, we give some reminders for more forgettable pieces of the application and what you should be doing after the deadline.

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What is FERPA?

What to do Before You Submit Your Application

What to do After You’ve Submitted Your Application

School Interview List

 

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23 – Writing Resumes for Colleges and Employers

Your resume will be the first thing employers, colleges, and interviewers see about you. Learn how to format and write a resume with strong and impactful descriptions. Listen till the end for an update in Dominic’s college list drama.

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Your Resume: What to Put In, What to Leave Out

Resumes With Impact: Creating Strong Bullet Points

College Resume Outline and Template

Princeton Review: College Resume Tips

Internship Resume Tips

UT Austin Example Expanded Resume

Sorry About the Calendar- Too Much Classified Information

 

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