Podcast: College Admissions Decoded - Season 1

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 11: Why College Late Bloomers Are Special

Though many of us find a linear path from high school to college, that is not the case for a set of students whose life circumstance, economic realities, and ambitions lead them on slightly different paths to higher education. This episode is all about the late bloomers among us who come at college from a wide range of experiences and with their own unique advantages.

Our panel of experts from the National Association for College Admission Counseling will take a closer look: Matt Ogawa, director of admissions and recruitment at Portland Community College (OR); Jake Talmage, director of college counseling at St. Paul’s School for Boys in Baltimore (MD); and Terry Knaus, executive director of the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Read the transcript.

Listen to the episode online or on Apple Podcasts.

Season 1 Episodes

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