Podcast: College Admissions Decoded - Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of the College Admissions Decoded podcast!

This podcast features NACAC member-experts in conversations that speak directly to parents, families, and the general public to help demystify the college admission process.

College Admissions Decoded examines how the college admission process works for the approximately 20 million students who apply each year. The series also spotlights how 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. See the Season 1 and Season 2 episodes. We welcome your suggestions for future podcast topics and guests. 

Latest Episode

The Key to Building a Good College List

S3, E2:Creating a college list is both art and science. Our guests recommend first answering some important questions, like: What are my goals? What am I passionate about? Who do I want to be? Then they recommend giving yourself lots of options in terms of size, distance, location, even ‘vibes.’ 


Guests: DeEnna Wisdom Holohan, founder of Collective Wisdom College Counseling, and Leilani Arita Takayama, associate director of college counseling at the 'Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Moderated by NACAC member Eddie Pickett, a college counselor and dean at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California.


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Season 3 Episodes

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