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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CNN Update Article

Vox Article

Politico Solution Article

The Crimson Article

List of People Charged in Scandal

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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US News– Tips

PrepScholar–  Example Questions

 

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