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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Jun 26, 2017

This is part 2 of 2 of podcast episodes recorded last month in Eastern China. I met with Mark Moody, a friend of mine and a fantastic counselor with a ton of experience and some cool opinions you may not have heard before. During our chat we cover:

  • His “Quick and Dirty List Builder,” a document he put together to help students and counselors find their best-fit schools in much less time
  • We talk about Early Decision (also known as ED) and yield and why many schools like it when students apply early… but we also discuss why you might not want to apply early
  • Why it’s important for students and parents to have a good understanding of what an admissions rate really means
  • We also talk about this notion of “fit” -- something you’ll hear counselors talk about a lot -- but Mark has a different perspective on it and he believes “fit” may in fact be a myth
  • We’ll talk about what fit really means (according to Mark’s perspective), how you can use that knowledge when you’re searching for college--and even a gem that can help you settle in once you’re already on campus.