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The You Got Into Where? Podcast teaches you the secret college admissions strategies that high school students and parents use to gain admission and scholarships to their top choice universities. Our host, Joi Wade, received over $500,000 in merit scholarships when she applied to college. She will guide you down the path to becoming a master of college applications, college essays, personal statements, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, Common Application, resumes, teacher recommendations, scholarships, financial aid, grades and GPA, extracurriculars, FAFSA, CSS Profile & many more to help you achieve college admissions success.

You Got Into Where?: College Admissions, Scholarships, College Applications, Financial Aid & Standardized Testing Joi Wade, recipient of over $500,000 in scholarship offers and author of You Got Into Where?: How I Received Admission and Scholarships to the Nation’s Top Universities

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The You Got Into Where? Podcast teaches you the secret college admissions strategies that high school students and parents use to gain admission and scholarships to their top choice universities. Our host, Joi Wade, received over $500,000 in merit scholarships when she applied to college. She will guide you down the path to becoming a master of college applications, college essays, personal statements, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, Common Application, resumes, teacher recommendations, scholarships, financial aid, grades and GPA, extracurriculars, FAFSA, CSS Profile & many more to help you achieve college admissions success.

    How to Write Amazing College Essays | EP. 009

    How to Write Amazing College Essays | EP. 009

    Ethan Sawyer

    Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert, sought-after speaker, and author of the #1 Amazon best-seller College Essay Essentials. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. Raised in Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia, Ethan has studied at seventeen different schools, is a graduate or Northwestern University and holds an MFA from UC Irvine. He has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, voice actor, motivational speaker, community organizer, and truck driver. He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist, and his type (ENFJ) will tell you that he will show up on time, that he'll be excited to meet you, and that, more than anything, he is committed to—and an expert in—helping you realize your potential.

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    Common mistakes students make on their college essays and how to avoid them

    How to brainstorm a college essay topic

    How to answer the Common App essay questions

    Tips for writing personal statements

    How to answer the “Why Us” essay

    How to recycle college essays

    How to write scholarship essays that win

    Who to get feedback from and how to know when to press submit

    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

    Social Media Information

    Joi Wade @yougotintowhere

    Ethan Sawyer @collegeessayguycollegeessayguy.com

    • 47 min
    HBCU vs PWI: Which is the Best Match for You? | EP. 008

    HBCU vs PWI: Which is the Best Match for You? | EP. 008

    Meet Today’s Guest: Janelle Layton, Junior at Hampton University (HBCU in Virginia)

    Janelle is a current undergraduate student studying Marine and Environmental Sciences with minors in Spanish and Biology at Hampton University. Janelle and I both went to the same high school together.

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    My experience as a student of color at a PWI (University of Southern California)

    Janelle’s experience as a student of color at a HBCU (Hampton University)

    Pros and Cons of HBCU’s vs. PWI’s

    How to choose whether to go to a HBCU or PWI

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    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

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    • 15 min
    10 Things to Look For Before Applying to A College | EP. 007

    10 Things to Look For Before Applying to A College | EP. 007

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    College Search Process

    Finding the Perfect Match College

    How to Save Yourself Time in the Admissions Process

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    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

    Social Media Information

    Joi Wade @yougotintowhere

    • 7 min
    College Admissions for Athletes: How to Get Recruited | EP. 006

    College Admissions for Athletes: How to Get Recruited | EP. 006

    Meet Today’s Guest: Renee Lopez, Author of Looking for a Full Ride?

    Renee Lopez, a seventeen-year coaching veteran, has been successful both in business and sports. She has been a college soccer coach for 14 years and high school varsity coach for 3 years. She served on staff at the University of Florida and also been an NCAA Division I, II, & NAIA Head Coach for 11 years. As a coach, Renee developed 3 All-Americans, was named Coach of the Year, and regularly led her teams to Academic Honors, Sportsmanship Awards, & Regional Championships.

    Additionally, Renee is the CEO of her own leadership development and coaching education academy consulting service and she is the author of an upcoming book on the college recruiting process for student-athletes titled Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide where she has interviewed 65 college coaches and athletic directors across 19 different sports. Renee runs a weekly blog on the college recruiting process for high school student-athletes, 8 different Facebook groups related to coaching, recruiting, mindset, and leadership. As a recruiting educator has even recently been featured with the National Alliance for Youth Sports, USA Weekly, ESPN Radio and SiriusXM. You can find more about her www.rlopezcoaching.comor email her at info@lookingforafullride.com.

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    The basics of athletic recruiting

    How to build relationships with athletic recruiters

    NCAA standards for college admissions

    Scholarships and full rides for athletes

    How to decide which college to attend

    Chances of being recruited and getting athletic scholarships

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    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

    Social Media Information

    Joi Wade @yougotintowhere

    Renee Lopez www.rlopezcoaching.com FREE Special Report: Strategies to Emailing A College Coach www.lookingforafullride.com

    • 48 min
    How to Get Into the Ivy League | EP. 005

    How to Get Into the Ivy League | EP. 005

    Meet Today’s Guest: Taylor Reneau, Ivy Advise

    Taylor Reneau is a 2016 graduate of Harvard University. She is also a YouTube personality who creates college related videos for over 175,000 subscribers about her experience at Harvard. Currently, Taylor supports students in her online course called Ivy Advise, which coaches students through the college application process for Ivy League Schools. 

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    Taylor’s journey to getting into Harvard and rejected from Stanford

    How to get straight A’s in high school

    How to decide if the ivy league is best for you

    Choosing high school extracurriculars

    Mistakes to avoid when writing college essays

    Leave a Review

    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

    Social Media Information

    Joi Wade @yougotintowhere

    Taylor Reneau www,youtube.com/user/yesreneauwww.ivyadvise.com

    • 50 min
    How to Score a Perfect on the SAT and ACT | EP. 004

    How to Score a Perfect on the SAT and ACT | EP. 004

    Meet Today’s Guest: Brooke P. Hanson, SuperTutorTV

    Brooke Hanson, founder and CEO of Supertutor Media and the popular YouTube channel SupertutorTV, has long been a test prep expert. As an adult, she’s scored perfectly on the SAT, 36/36 Composite and 12/12 Essay on a recent official ACT, and has been tutoring for over a decade working with classes, small groups, and individual students to increase their opportunity in the college admissions marketplace. She’s worked for or contracted with over 10 education companies, and has also developed curriculum for three different education firms in everything from test prep to reading comprehension and debate.

    Brooke launched Supertutor Media to combine her talents, bringing education and test prep to high school students in a way that is sharp, informative, and entertaining. Her YouTube channel, SupertutorTV, has over 100K followers and 6.5 million views. Brooke graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BA in American Studies and also holds an MFA in Cinematic Arts Production from the University of Southern California.

    On Today’s Episode We Discuss:

    How Brooke scored perfect on the SAT and ACT

    Brooke’s experience attending USC and Stanford

    Best tactics for each section on the standardized tests

    What separates a high scorer from a perfect scorer

    Can you get into college with a low score

    Leave a Review

    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts because it helps other high school students and parents find these amazing college admissions and scholarship resources.

    Announcements and Resources

    Download the free 4-year high school checklist at http://bit.ly/4yearlist

    Get 10% off the YGITW Book and Workbook Bundle with code YGITW10 at http://yougotintowhere.com/book

    Social Media Information

    Joi Wade @yougotintowhere

    Brooke P Hansonwww.supertutortv.comwww.youtube.com/supertutorTV

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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You’re the best

This podcast is simply amazing you’re outstanding ❤️

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Joi is AMAZING!!

I just took the day to listen because these episodes are beneficial to doing great to prepare me as a junior trying to get into a great college debt free. She is very helpful and I will continue to follow her lead so can be as successful as she is/will be!!

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Podcast Review

This podcast has truly helped me with my understanding of the college application process, scholarships, and everything in between. This along with your blog and your other online resources has really set me up for college and I’m only a freshman in high school (at the moment)!

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