Ready for the truth about college admissions? IvyWise’s ‘Just Admit It!’ podcast features straightforward, practical, and up-to-date higher ed information and college prep advice for students, families, and educators around the world who are navigating the complex and competitive admissions process. With over 300 years of combined admissions experience at some of the top institutions around the world, IvyWise’s college admissions experts know what it takes to get into your top-choice universities. From brainstorming personal statement essay topics and building test prep strategies, to creating a balanced college list and choosing impactful extracurricular activities, our former Deans and Directors of admission tell it like it really is and provide insight into what colleges are really looking for.
Semester 4: Episode 11: How can I support my student while still encouraging independence?
In this episode, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor Mari (formerly at MIT), Executive Functioning Team Leader Lorenza, and Executive Functioning Coach Nicki share advice on how parents can support their children through their educational journeys while still helping them become independent learners and extraordinary students.
Semester 4: Episode 10: What different types of universities are there?
With over 3,000 four-year institutions in the US, it can be challenging for students to know where to start when researching universities to build their balanced college lists. There are so many different factors to consider, such as size, location and campus culture. In this episode, IvyWise college admissions counselors Carolyn (formerly at Vanderbilt), Krista (formerly at Johns Hopkins) and Tasha (formerly at USC and Boston University) shed light on all sorts of different institutions, including public vs private; rural vs suburban vs urban; small vs medium vs large; liberal arts colleges, arts colleges, institutes of technology and colleges with religious affiliations; single-sex colleges; HBCUs; and military academies!
Semester 4: Episode 9: How can I prepare my student for self-advocacy?
It’s important for students to build a strong foundation in order to succeed throughout school, college, and life! In this episode, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor and WiseStart™ Counselor Christine (formerly at Yale and Georgetown) and Executive Functioning Coach Nicki share advice on how parents, teachers, and other educators can help students prepare for self-advocacy.
Semester 4: Episode 8: What is the admissions process like for non-traditional medical school programs?
Thinking about going to med school? In this episode, IvyWise admissions experts Juhn (former MD Admissions Officer at Stanford University School of Medicine and Pre-Medical Advisor at UC Berkeley) and Katie (former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT) discuss the medical school admissions process, focusing on the process for non-traditional programs, such as BS/MD programs.
Semester 4: Episode 7: What does ‘holistic review’ really mean?
Most US universities use a ‘holistic review’ process when evaluating applications, meaning admissions committees place emphasis on the student as a whole person. Colleges want to build well-rounded classes made up of specialists who can contribute to the campus communities in ways other than just academic performance. In this episode, IvyWise college admissions experts Krista (formerly at Johns Hopkins University) and Tiffany (formerly at MIT, the University of Virginia, and Colgate University) break down what the holistic review process entails and how universities build their first-year classes!
Semester 4: Episode 6: How can juniors prepare for senior year?
Junior year is one of the most critical college prep years, and with the Common App having already announced the personal statement essay prompts for the upcoming college admissions cycle, current juniors have the opportunity to get a head start on their essays before the rigors of senior year. In this episode, IvyWise college admissions experts Mike (formerly at Stanford, NYU, and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley) and Tasha (formerly at USC and Boston University) share their top tips on how high school juniors can prepare for senior year and the college application process!
Such a valuable resource for students, parents and educators!
I love this podcast! Each episode is packed with incredibly useful information in a way that is very easy to digest. Great college prep advice and higher ed insight! Very useful and practical tips for students, parents and educators alike. Thank you, IvyWise!
IvyWise does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!
This is a great podcast. The content is really helpful. There were a few episodes with sound issues - it sounded like the speakers were taking big gulps of air which was distracting. The content is worth listening to so try to though.