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.

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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!

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How to FERPA UT Austin

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