Get Wise: College Admissions Explained

Episode 05 - Every year of high school matters.

Episode Summary

Our guest this week is Nicole Pilar, Collegewise's resident admissions super-nerd. Listen in as Arun and Nicole dig into the details of how (and why) each year of high school matters when you submit applications. They discuss how admissions officers weigh each year of your high school transcript, how to address a "rough" year of grades in the application, why you shouldn't be afraid to devote your time to the things that make you happy, and a whole lot more.

Episode Notes

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Get Wise: College Admissions Explained  is produced by Collegewise, the nation’s largest admissions counseling organization. With over 60 expert counselors and 40 testing and curriculum tutors, we’re out to change the way families approach college admissions.