In this episode, I discuss how a trend toward test-optional and test-blind policies will affect the college admissions process - this year and for years to come. Important for families with 8th - 12th graders.
Here is what I discuss in this episode:
0:02:10 Dealing with more test-optional/test-blind colleges
0:02:40 How colleges used to evaluate students
0:03:45 How colleges evaluate students now
0:05:00 The Big 2
0:05:45 What do colleges look at after the Big 3
0:06:14 Imagine yourself as a college admissions officer
0:07:50 10Extracurricular Activities
0:08:38 Case study
0:11:00 How do I optimize my Activities?
0:15:30 Unique Extracurricular Activities
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank (2X), etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.