Listen to Episode 5B of Getting In.
Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Amy Young react to the criticism that’s bubbled up around the Harvard report proposing sweeping changes to college admissions. Plus, they get an update from Getting In senior August Graves who this week received a notification from a college. And Julie and Amy answer listener questions.
Amy is the director of college counseling at Avenues, an independent school in New York City.
Listener questions this week include one from a mom whose daughter is a serious athlete. She wonders if devoting all summer between junior and senior year to soccer practice could affect her daughter’s admissions chances. A high school student in Germany, who has already skipped two grades, says he’ll be 16 by the time he starts college. How will colleges view his young age? And a parent planning a spring break tour of colleges with her son has discovered many of the colleges have the same spring break—and so no classes will be in session. Is it still a good time to tour schools?
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