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Need help navigating the admissions process? We’re here to help! Every other Monday we’ll bring you exclusive interviews with Former Admissions Officers, graduates from top universities, and admissions experts. Each episode will be filled with application tips and first-hand experiences that will help you get into your dream school. Brought to you by InGenius Prep, the world’s largest team of Former Admissions Officers.

Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers InGenius Prep

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Need help navigating the admissions process? We’re here to help! Every other Monday we’ll bring you exclusive interviews with Former Admissions Officers, graduates from top universities, and admissions experts. Each episode will be filled with application tips and first-hand experiences that will help you get into your dream school. Brought to you by InGenius Prep, the world’s largest team of Former Admissions Officers.

    What to Do If You’re Deferred or Rejected from Your Early Decision or Early Action School

    What to Do If You’re Deferred or Rejected from Your Early Decision or Early Action School

    On today’s episode, we chat again with Padya Paramita, an InGenius Prep Graduate Coach and Columbia student. Padya and I discuss why students might be deferred or rejected from their early decision or early action college. Padya explains the next steps students can take, including writing a letter of continued interest if they’re deferred and applying ED II  if they’re rejected. 


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    Letter of Continued Interest for Deferrals


    Should You Apply to an Early Decision II School?


    Looking for an extra set of eyes on your application? Click here to sign up for a free consultation to discuss our final review services, where one of our Former Admissions Officers will provide comprehensive feedback on your application.


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    Visit us at ingeniusprep.com to learn more. See you every other Monday!

    • 19 min
    What a Yale Admissions Officer Really Wants from Applicants | Yale University

    What a Yale Admissions Officer Really Wants from Applicants | Yale University

    On today’s episode, we chat with Nick Strohl, a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University and an InGenius Prep counselor. Nick and I discuss what makes Yale unique compared to other Ivy League and elite colleges, and what really goes on behind the scenes in the admissions office. Nick breaks down the Yale application, including the dreaded supplemental essays, and offers applicants his best advice.


    Check out our blog for more free resources:


    How to Approach the Yale Supplemental Essays 2021-2022


    How to Get Into Yale


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    • 42 min
    The Ultimate Guide to MBA Admissions and the MBA Experience

    The Ultimate Guide to MBA Admissions and the MBA Experience

    On today’s episode, we chat with Daniel Valenti, InGenius Prep’s Managing Director and a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Daniel and I discuss the MBA admissions process, and what applicants really need to do to succeed. Daniel breaks down the MBA experience, from classes to recruiting and everything in between.


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    Everything You Need to Know About Business School Essays


    Building Your List of Business Schools


    Who Should Write Your MBA Recommendation Letters


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    Questions or comments? Email contact@ingeniusprep.com


    Visit us at ingeniusprep.com to learn more. See you every other Monday!

    • 44 min
    What a UChicago Admissions Officer Really Wants | University of Chicago

    What a UChicago Admissions Officer Really Wants | University of Chicago

    On today’s episode, we chat with Natalia Ostrowski, a former Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago and a current InGenius Prep counselor. Natalia and I discuss what goes on behind the scenes in the UChicago admissions office, and what admissions officers really think about applicants. Natalia shares how students can gain that coveted UChicago acceptance as well as what makes it such a special and exclusive school.


    Check out our blog for more free resources:


    A Guide to the UChicago Supplemental Essays 2021-2022


    How to Get Into UChicago


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    Questions or comments? Email contact@ingeniusprep.com


    Visit us at ingeniusprep.com to learn more. See you every other Monday!

    • 54 min
    Applying to the UCs: A Comprehensive Guide

    Applying to the UCs: A Comprehensive Guide

    On today’s episode, we chat with Christina Llerena, a Former Admissions Reader at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. Christina and I discuss the University of California system and its 10 campuses across the Golden State. Christina reveals what goes on behind the scenes in a UC admissions office and how students can snag a spot at a top school like Berkeley.


    Check out our blog for more free resources:


    How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions


    How to Get into UC Berkeley


    Which University of California Essays Should You Write? Questions to Ask Yourself


    A Step-by-Step Guide to the University of California Application


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    Questions or comments? Email contact@ingeniusprep.com


    Visit us at ingeniusprep.com to learn more. See you every other Monday!

    • 45 min
    Complete Guide to BS/MD College Admissions and Applications

    Complete Guide to BS/MD College Admissions and Applications

    On today’s episode, we chat with Stacy Wells Shea, the former Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. Stacy and I discuss BS/MD programs and how students can gain admission to these elite cohorts. Stacy reveals the pros and cons of these programs and what admissions officers really want from potential BD/MD students.


    Check out our blog for more free resources:


    A Guide to Combined BS/MD Programs


    The Best Colleges for Pre-Med Students


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    Visit us at ingeniusprep.com to learn more. See you every other Monday!

    • 51 min

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61 Ratings

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The InGenius team 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!

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