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April 12, 2018

In this episode, we have a special guest, Julianne Kim, one of our current students who just got accepted into Columbia University and other Ivies.

Julianne’s General Academic Stats:


– ACT: 36
– GPA: 4.7 (weighted), 3.98 (unweighted)

Listen in on some insider knowledge a...

January 24, 2018

Welcome back to our newest season of the Hall Pass Podcast! This season, we’re excited to be bringing you more interesting content from inside the admissions office at top universities. In this episode, our team will review and evaluate this past application season and...

July 5, 2017

In this episode, we will be using all of the topics we’ve covered throughout this season (college lists, athletic recruitment, accelerated programs, essays, etc.) to provide advice for our 2 students through case studies. Below is the data for our 2 students:

Case Study...

June 28, 2017

Motivation by definition (according to the Business Dictionary) is the internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal. Motivation resul...

June 21, 2017

In this episode, we have a special guest, Dorothy Kang, one of our former students who just finished her first year at Stanford University.

Listen in on some insider knowledge about Stanford University, the application, general tips and advice and answers to the questio...

June 14, 2017

Study Habits are learned traits and skills that not everyone is born with. In fact, it is commonly known that 90% of bad grades in high school are due to poor study habits. 

How you approach studying matters. Where you study matters. In this episode, we delve into vario...

June 7, 2017

Accelerated programs are a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs that are structured to be completed in a shorter time frame. Some programs can be completed in as little as 12 months, and others may take 6 to 7 years in comparison to the normal 8-year track...

May 31, 2017

In this episode, our counselors delve into athletic recruitment and what students should do to prepare. The key players for athletic recruitment are: the student athlete, parents, counselors and coaches.

A few general things that student athletes should do first before...

May 24, 2017

Why are college tours important? Colleges are becoming more interested in Informed Interest and Demonstrated Interest.

  • Informed Interest: How well a student knows a college and how he or she plans to contribute to the campus environment. 

    • Show informed inter...

May 17, 2017

Choosing colleges can be tricky and confusing. In this episode, we delve into how to choose your colleges, what type of colleges there are, and other unique advice! A few of the questions we answer in this episode are: 

  • Introduction to Colleges: UC Schools, Pub...

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