142 episodes

I’m Julie Kim, and I’m the host of Demystifying College Admissions. Look, I’ve been there before! Navigating through the college admissions process is overwhelming, confusing and ultimately stressful.

This podcast is designed to inspire high school students to identify their passions, learn all about the most updated college admissions strategies, with guests and experts from all industries!

And the best part is we’ll also dive into mental health so that this podcast will be a healthy, safe, and vulnerable space for all teens and parents out there!

Demystifying College Admissions Julie Kim

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    • 3.8 • 74 Ratings

I’m Julie Kim, and I’m the host of Demystifying College Admissions. Look, I’ve been there before! Navigating through the college admissions process is overwhelming, confusing and ultimately stressful.

This podcast is designed to inspire high school students to identify their passions, learn all about the most updated college admissions strategies, with guests and experts from all industries!

And the best part is we’ll also dive into mental health so that this podcast will be a healthy, safe, and vulnerable space for all teens and parents out there!

    New College Admissions Trends to Watch in 2024 and 2025

    New College Admissions Trends to Watch in 2024 and 2025

    The college admissions landscape is undergoing significant changes for the first time in history. For students to have a successful college application season, they must stay informed and be prepared for the latest policy changes in the world of college admissions. 
    To kick off our new season for Demystifying College Admissions, I’ll take you through new college admissions trends students must watch out for in 2024 and 2025, and what you can do to combat the competition & position yourself as a must-have applicant. 
    I hope you enjoy this episode, and I highly recommend that you attend our free 60-minute introductory training where you’ll learn the 3 Essential Strategies you can implement right now to build a stand-out factor and craft a compelling college portfolio. You can reserve your seat now at https://passionprep.com/masterclass!
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can enroll in the Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program, to help you get ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college at https://passionprep.com/bootcamp!
    As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our Support Team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 15 min
    Parents’ Roles In College Admissions, New Trends, And the best college admissions advice with Elizabeth West (College Consultant)

    Parents’ Roles In College Admissions, New Trends, And the best college admissions advice with Elizabeth West (College Consultant)

    Every single episode we talk a lot about students’ passion and helping them find their interest and values, but today I want to focus on the role the families play in this process with my special guest, Elizabeth West of EWC College Consulting. 
    In this great conversation with Elizabeth, we take a deeper look at the parents’ roles. You’ll discover the new college admission trends that we’re seeing, and she gives her best advice for students who are on their college admissions journey.
    I love the humor, expertise, and wisdom Elizbeth brings to the podcast, so I’m excited for you to meet her and to laugh and learn with us today! 
    Mark your calendars for March 15th, 2023, at 5pm PST/8pm EST, as we are hosting a live free training on college admissions! I’ll be sharing 3 strategies you must implement, and I'll also walk you through how to plan for your summer break. You can sign up for this  now at https://passionprep.com/live, but hurry as spots are very limited! 
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/bootcamp!

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 35 min
    How To Get What You Really Want: College Acceptance, Confidence, and Ultimate Success

    How To Get What You Really Want: College Acceptance, Confidence, and Ultimate Success

    If you’ve been following me for a while now or you’re a student in one of our programs, you know that I am always emphasising the importance of mindset. In this episode, I want to talk about some of the things that are not really discussed in the space of college admissions. 
    Today, I reveal the role mindset plays in having the confidence to set big goals that will ultimately lead you to find passion and success on your college admissions journey. 
    Remember, there’s a transformation you can go through when you set big goals. Even if you don’t reach that goal, you will inevitably go through a shift, and this process will help you evolve as you become a more happy, more confident, and more successful person. 
    I hope you enjoy this episode, and I highly recommend that you attend our free 60-minute introductory training, where you’ll learn the 3 Essential Strategies you can implement right now to build a compelling college portfolio. You can reserve your seat now at https://passionprep.com/masterclass! 
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/bootcamp!
    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 19 min
    How To Make College Admissions Journey MORE FUN and LESS STRESSFUL

    How To Make College Admissions Journey MORE FUN and LESS STRESSFUL

    The college admissions process is stressful, but in this solo episode, I reveal how you can make this journey less stressful and more fun, I uncover the reasons why this stress exists, and the ways that college admissions have changed drastically over the years. Today, you’ll learn the true importance of how being passionate and being yourself is ultimately what will get you into your dream college! 
    I hope you enjoy this episode, and I highly recommend that you attend our free 60-minute introductory training, where you’ll learn the 3 Essential Strategies you can implement right now to build a compelling college portfolio. You can reserve your seat now at https://passionprep.com/masterclass! 
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/bootcamp! 

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep.

    • 19 min
    An Interview with Grad of Brown University, Cambridge, Harvard Medical School, and White House Fellowship, Andrew Kim

    An Interview with Grad of Brown University, Cambridge, Harvard Medical School, and White House Fellowship, Andrew Kim

    Today I’m joined by a very special guest, Andrew Kim, who is a graduate of Brown University, Cambridge, Harvard Medical School and a White House Fellowship. In this episode, Andrew reveals how he achieved all his accomplishments. You'll be surprised to hear that it wasn't just by studying hard, which could be considered unexpected coming from a doctor and researcher with such an impressive resume. 
    I’m really excited to share this episode with you because it’s crucial for high school students to hear from people who already went through what you’re about to go through.I hope that Andrew’s story will also be a tremendous source of inspiration to you for your own college admissions journey. 
    If you are listening to this episode in January 2023, I’ll be hosting a couple of free live workshops, 3 Essential Steps to Getting Accepted Into Your Dream Colleges (even if you think you’re not unique or competitive enough).I’ll be sharing the latest college admissions trends and the proven formula our students used to get accepted into Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UPenn, Cornell, John Hopkins, and many more. During this live workshop, we will officially be opening enrollment for our premier 1-year group college consulting program, Passion Project Bootcamp Next Level. The Next Level program is for YOU if you want to STAND OUT and WOW Ivy League & Top-tier colleges by strategizing your college admissions portfolio, creating your own Passion Project, and landing research/intern positions. You can reserve your seat for this free living training now at https://passionprep.com/live.I can’t wait to see you there!
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/bootcamp! 

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 31 min
    Student Case Study: ACCEPTED to UPenn Early Decision (Without Straight A's and SAT Optional)

    Student Case Study: ACCEPTED to UPenn Early Decision (Without Straight A's and SAT Optional)

    We have some exciting news! Our Passion Project Bootcamp Next Level student Isha just got accepted into UPenn Early Decision, and in today’s episode, you’re going to hear exactly how she did it. Isha shares her GPA, SAT scores, extracurriculars, and the strategies from our program that she implemented to get accepted into her dream college. It’s important to note that she didn’t have straight A’s, and she didn’t submit her SAT scores, but by following her passion and proven strategies, she was able to receive early acceptance into UPenn as an International Relations major.
    I’m so proud of the growth Isha has shown and how she has matured into such a powerful and passionate individual. I hope you find her story informative and inspirational for your own college admissions journey! 
    Our premier 1-year group college consulting program, Project Bootcamp Next Level, is opening doors for the 2023 cohort in January, and this is the only opportunity that you’ll have to enroll this upcoming year. This program will help you stand out and get accepted into your dream Ivy League and Top-tier colleges by creating your unique strategy, executing a strategically-aligned Passion Project, and also by landing research and internship positions. Starting in February 2023, my team and I will be guiding a small group of qualified and highly-motivated high school students toward their dream colleges. You can join the waitlist now at https://passionprep.com/nextlevelwaitlist/ to be among the first to be notified when enrollment opens. 
    Before this year comes to an end, are you interested in learning more top strategies that will take your college application to the next level? You can start by registering for our free training now at www.passionprep.com/masterclass to discover 3 strategies to help you stand out & get accepted into your dream Ivy League & Top-tier colleges!
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/bootcamp! 

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@passionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 33 min

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74 Ratings

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I love this episode! Other podcasts talk about the mechanics of the college process, but I so agree with you that the student’s mindset is the most important factor. I sent this to my daughter. You articulated this better than I could. Thank you!

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Someone that just gets it!

The coaching call episodes are fantastic!!!

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Best College Consulting Podcast!

The way Julie Kim adresses college consulting is both beneficial and productive. Every episode I gain more clarity of the college application process through insightful tips that I can apply to my life right away. I do not know where I would be without this amazing information and I’m excited for the next episode!

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