14 episodes

"The podcast giving listeners a peek behind the curtain of college admission."

Host Andrew Palumbo gives listeners an insider’s view interviewing professionals working in and around the admissions process about their own college search, common admission topics, and their advice to college-bound students and their parents.

Episodes feature an interview with well-known individuals in the world of college admission providing practical knowledge for families going through the college search process.

Learn more about a single topic or listen to many to gain a better understanding of the process. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/insideadmission/support

Inside Admission Andrew Palumbo

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

"The podcast giving listeners a peek behind the curtain of college admission."

Host Andrew Palumbo gives listeners an insider’s view interviewing professionals working in and around the admissions process about their own college search, common admission topics, and their advice to college-bound students and their parents.

Episodes feature an interview with well-known individuals in the world of college admission providing practical knowledge for families going through the college search process.

Learn more about a single topic or listen to many to gain a better understanding of the process. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/insideadmission/support

    Andrew Palumbo - Inside the Admission Committee (Guest Host: Aaron Ray)

    Andrew Palumbo - Inside the Admission Committee (Guest Host: Aaron Ray)

    Guest Host Aaron Ray returns to interview the host of Inside Admission Podcast, Andrew Palumbo. Aaron – the first guest on the podcast – turns the tables on Andrew and asks him about his path to becoming an admission leader as well as his own college search.

    Episode 13 is the fourth installment in a series called “Inside the Admission Committee” and is the Season 1 Finale. Andrew talks with Aaron about his university’s path to a test-blind admission policy and how his admission team has worked to address cognitive bias in the application review process.

    The podcast will take a brief to record more episodes before starting Season 2.

    Thank you all for listening this first season!


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    • 55 min
    Vern Granger - Inside the Admission Committee

    Vern Granger - Inside the Admission Committee

    In the third installment of the "Inside the Admission Committee" series, Andrew Palumbo sits down with Vern Granger, Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Connecticut and Chair-Elect to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Board of Directors.

    Vern shares his experience working in admission at several large public universities and gives an inside look into how a college that received over 40,000 applications this year reviews each application; you might be surprised by what you hear.

    Also, Andrew discloses a bit about the origin of the podcast and how Vern is tied to the idea that started it all.

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    • 1 hr
    Ken Anselment - Inside the Admission Committee

    Ken Anselment - Inside the Admission Committee

    Andrew Palumbo, host of the Inside Admission Podcast, sits down with Ken Anselment, the Vice President for Enrollment at Lawrence University and host of The Admissions Leadership Podcast ("The ALP"). 

    Ken is the second admissions leader to sit down for a special series called "Inside the Admission Committee". Ken and Andy discuss what really happens once student submit an application and how decisions are made. No questions are off-limits in this series.

    Once you're done listening, be sure to check out Ken's popular podcast, The ALP, where he sits down to learn about admissions professionals' careers and their path to leadership.


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    • 55 min
    Jay Jacobs - Inside the Admission Committee

    Jay Jacobs - Inside the Admission Committee

    Host Andrew Palumbo speaks with Jay Jacobs, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Vermont on this episode of the Inside Admission Podcast.

    Jay discusses his own path to St. Lawrence University, and kicks off a new series on the podcast featuring admission leaders giving our audience a behind the scenes look at how application decision are made. We discuss what UVM looks for in an applicant, how applications are read, and get a seat in the admission committee to understand just how this secretive process works. Jay also shares his thoughts on whether or not admission is a “meritocracy”.

    This is the first episode in a series of conversations with leaders in different types of universities to better understand the commonalities and differences in how admission offices actually make their decisions.


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    • 50 min
    Special Edition on the Digital SAT

    Special Edition on the Digital SAT

    The first-ever "Special Edition" of the Inside Admission Podcast is focused on standardized testing the the College Board's January 2022 announcement of the Digital SAT. The night of this announcement in late January, Andrew Palumbo reached out to admissions and testing experts who he thought would best be able to share early insights from their perspectives as a high school counselor, an admissions dean, and a former test-prep professional.

    The result was an excellent discussion recorded during National School Counselor Week that covers the guests' own standardized testing experience as students, the testing landscape, a discussion on test-optional admission policies, and what to expect from the new Digital SAT.

    Featured Guests:

    Alicia Oglesby - School Counselor at Lower Moreland HS

    Akil Bello - Senior Director of Advocacy & Advancement at Fair Test; former test prep professional

    Leigh Weisenburger - Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Bates College


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Angel Pérez - Financial Aid & Transitioning to College

    Angel Pérez - Financial Aid & Transitioning to College

    Host Andrew Palumbo speaks with Angel Pérez, a former college admissions professional and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) on this episode of the Inside Admission Podcast.

    Angel discusses his own path to Skidmore College, transitioning to college, and financial aid and financing a college education.


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    • 38 min

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