The College Admissions Decoded podcast features NACAC member-experts in conversations that speak directly to parents, families, and the general public to help demystify the college admission process.
The series examines how the college admission process works for the approximately 20 million students who apply each year. The series also spotlights how college access and college admission in the US can continue to make progress toward more inclusivity, transparency, and service to students.
College Admissions Decoded offers a true insider's perspective on the world of college admission. We welcome your suggestions for future podcast topics and guests.
Episode 5: Avoiding the Parent Trap: A Common-Sense Approach to College Admission
In this episode, admission experts—from both the high school and college sides of the desk—offer tips to help parents ensure their students remain the focus of the college admission process. The panelists discuss ways parents can help their children not only get into college but through it. Offering empathy and a common-sense approach to applying to college, the panelists share ways parents can be effective, supportive partners throughout the process.
The episode features Ashley Pallie, associate dean of admissions at Pomona College (CA); Jami Silver, director of college advising at the Kingswood Oxford School (CT); and Sharon Williams, college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory High School (IL). The conversation is moderated by Juleyka Lantigua-Williams.
"College Admissions Decoded" is sponsored by NACAC's National College Fairs. Start your college search for free at a National College Fair, hosted annually in over 90 cities across the country and internationally. Learn more at nacacfairs.org.
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Episode One: “College Admission After Varsity Blues”
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Episode Two: “Counseling Applicants and Families Amidst a Scandal”
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Episode Three: “The View from Campus"
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Episode Four: "College for Everyone: How College Counselors and Admission Officers Can Get You There"
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Special Episode: "Fight for What Doesn’t Fit: Celebrating Students’ Identities, Interests, and Unique Qualities"
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Episode Five: "Avoiding the Parent Trap: A Common-Sense Approach to College Admission"
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