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Episode 18 – Graduation and Beyond You’ve heard the commencement speech, graciously accepted your diploma, and tossed your graduation cap into the air. Congratulations, college graduate! Hopefully you’ve had four wonderful years, but the ominous real world awaits. Just like…

Episode 17 – College Social Life Some people think that college social life is just one big Party in the USA (we blame Miley for that). In fact, it’s more about a wonderful sense of community, a vast array of…

Episode 16 – Selecting Your College Major The idea of choosing a major in college can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re a high school senior who’s still in the application phase. The reality is that selecting a field…

Episode 15 – Freshman Year You arrive on campus, move into your dorm, meet your roommates, and then ask, “Now what?” Freshman year can be a terrifying (and terrifyingly awkward) time in your life, where you feel a lot of…

Episode 14 – The Transition into College Let us point out the obvious: college is totally different from high school. “Come on, Admissionado,” you say, rolling your eyes, “we already know that.” But there’s a big difference between a basic…

Episode 13 – After Acceptance Ah, the most glorious word in the entire admissions process: ACCEPTANCE. It feels good to be accepted to college, doesn’t it? You’ve made it through an arduous journey, and you should be proud of yourself….

Episode 12 – Financial Aid For many students, the application for financial aid is just as valuable as the regular application. Yet, the financial aid process is a dense jungle of serious-looking documents and confusing acronyms. What the heck’s a…

Episode 11 – The Silver Linings Episode It happens to almost every applicant at least once. You get an email or letter that can be summarized by one of three dreaded words: deferred, waitlisted, or rejected. The already arduous application…

Episode 10 – Application Mechanics Your essays are polished. Your extracurricular list is flawless. Your recommendations are (hopefully) glowing. Yet, you’re still hearing conflicting advice on a few different things: early vs. regular decision, admission statistics, and how to create…

Episode 9 – Letters of Recommendation We get this a lot in the application world: “The AdCom wants to hear from me, so the letters of recommendation aren’t important, right?” Wrong! The LOR is a crucial part of your application…