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The Road to College: A College Admissions Podcast
16 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
Ep 3: The College Interview
Joan discusses how to approach the college interview - another nerve-wracking part of the admissions process. Interviewing can show a college that an applicant is serious about the college. Tune in to hear whether or not you should interview, how you should prepare, and what types of questions to expect.
17 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
RTC 1-on-1: Meet Diana, USC Class of 2020
During this special RTC 1-on-1, Diana shares what it's like to be the first in her family to attend college, the challenges that come with this role, and the feelings involved when she finally received that acceptance letter in the mail.
15 minutes | Sep 23, 2016
RTC 1-on-1: Meet Leila, Brown Class of 2020
During this RTC 1-on-1, Joan talks to Leila about how she was able to stand out from 5,000 students at one of the largest high schools in the country and made a big enough impression to earn an acceptance from two Ivy League colleges.
20 minutes | Sep 15, 2016
RTC 1-on-1: Meet Wesley, UPENN Class of 2020
In this special RTC feature, Joan sits down 1-on-1 with Wesley who is just beginning his college experience. Wesley shares his thoughts on applying to college as an international student, being the only one in his country to get into UPENN, running for President, and eating as much In N’ Out as possible.
21 minutes | Sep 8, 2016
Ep 2: The Personal Statement Ft. Wesley, Leila, and Diana
The personal statement is definitely the most daunting step of the college application process. How do you convey the person you are, the character you have, the experiences you've gathered in 500 words or less? How do you show that Admissions Board you are more than just the marks you've received on your grade report? Joan talks about what makes a powerful personal statement. Recent graduates Wesley, Leila, and Diana join in to share their own essays that got them into the most competitive colleges in the nation.
11 minutes | Aug 2, 2016
Ep 1: College Application Timelines (Summer/Fall)
Back to School means it's time to get back into the swing of classes, homework, and extracurriculars. For our Seniors, it also means getting their college applications completed and submitted. During this first episode of The Road to College, MeriEducation founder and head admissions consultant Joan Nguyen breaks down the college application timeline our Seniors should be looking at right now and touches upon how our younger students should start mapping out their timelines to be the best applicant they can be.
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