Podcast: College Admissions Decoded - Season 2

Welcome to Season 2 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 episodes. We welcome your suggestions for future podcast topics and guests. 

Latest Episode

How Colleges Make Admission Decisions in a Pandemic Year

Part 3 of 4 of a special mini-series on the coronavirus impact.

S2, Ep. 3: Colleges across the country made big changes in their admission requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,600 institutions are currently test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications. Transcripts look different, too, especially at schools that have canceled extracurricular activities and moved courses online. How are colleges evaluating applicants? What can students do to strengthen their admission chances? Two admission directors take you inside the process.

See episode details and transcript.

Season 2 Episodes

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