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.
Season 5: Episode 9: What are the most common mistakes you see in college applications?
In this episode, IvyWise counselors Alecia (formerly at Duke University), Danielle (formerly at the University of Pennsylvania), and Kim (formerly at UPenn) discuss the most common mistakes they see when evaluating college applications and share their top dos and don’ts for college-bound students.
Semester 5: Episode 8: How can students prepare for admissions interviews and auditions?
In this episode, IvyWise college admissions counselors Eric (formerly at Columbia University and The New School) and Rachel (formerly at Swarthmore College) share top tips on what to expect during admissions interviews and auditions – and how college-bound students can stand out to admissions officers.
Semester 5: Episode 7: What are alternative-Ivy Leagues like?
In this episode, IvyWise college admissions counselors Judy (formerly at Georgetown University) and Krista (formerly at Johns Hopkins University) share insight into non-Ivy League universities that are experiencing dramatic increases in popularity, examining changes in acceptance rates, increases in application numbers and other factors that prospective college applicants should keep in mind.
Semester 5: Episode 6: How can high school students use executive functioning skills and practice stress management during the college application process?
In this episode, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor Robin (formerly at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University), Executive Functioning Team Leader Lorenza, and Executive Functioning Coach Nicki share their top tips on how school high school students can further develop their executive functioning skills and practice stress management and self-care during the college application process.
Semester 5: Episode 5: Is the ‘Reach, Target, Likely List’ becoming more of a spectrum?
In this episode, IvyWise college admissions counselors Nat (formerly at NYU, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Skidmore College) and Chris (formerly at Wesleyan University) share insight into the ‘Reach’, ‘Target’, and ‘Likely’ categories and how the list is becoming more of a spectrum.
Semester 5: Episode 4: How can I improve my personal narrative writing skills?
Unlike some creative writing, the personal narrative is clear and dedicated with its intent, narrative arc, and lesson(s) learned or taught. In this episode, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor and Academic Advisor Tasha (formerly at USC and Boston University) and Master Tutor Jonathan (B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Harvard University; M.Sc., Lund University) share their top tips on how students can improve their personal narrative writing skills.
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!
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.
Amazing content and insight. A must listen for student, educators, and parent who want the ‘secret sauce’ on admissions. Great work!