The College Admissions Decoded podcast features NACAC member-experts in conversations that speak directly to parents, families, and the general public to help demystify the college admission process.
The series examines how the college admission process works for the approximately 20 million students who apply each year. The series also spotlights how college access and college admission in the US can continue to make progress toward more inclusivity, transparency, and service to students.
College Admissions Decoded offers a true insider's perspective on the world of college admission. We welcome your suggestions for future podcast topics and guests.
Episode 6: What Colleges Are Looking For: Facts & Myths About the Application Process
The college admission process can be long, bewildering, and anxiety-producing for students and their families. Many are looking for the secret formula for getting admitted to the “right” school where a student can grow, learn, and thrive. How does a student find that right school? What are colleges really looking for in an applicant? And what really goes on “behind the curtain” when college admission offices consider a student’s application?
This episode features Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling at The Derryfield School (NH). They are co-authors of The Truth About College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together. The conversation is moderated by Juleyka Lantigua-Williams.
"College Admissions Decoded" is sponsored by NACAC's National College Fairs. Start your college search for free at a National College Fair, hosted annually in over 90 cities across the country and internationally. Learn more at nacacfairs.org.
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Episode One: “College Admission After Varsity Blues”
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Episode Two: “Counseling Applicants and Families Amidst a Scandal”
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Episode Three: “The View from Campus"
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Episode Four: "College for Everyone: How College Counselors and Admission Officers Can Get You There"
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Special Episode: "Fight for What Doesn’t Fit: Celebrating Students’ Identities, Interests, and Unique Qualities"
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Episode Five: "Avoiding the Parent Trap: A Common-Sense Approach to College Admission"
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Episode Six: "What Colleges Are Looking For: Facts and Myths About the Application Process"
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