If you’ve ever wondered how students get admitted to top schools like Columbia, you’re in for a special treat! My former test prep student and Columbia University Class of 2020 admittee Tevis joins me on today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast to share his college admissions story.
Here’s the thing: getting into an Ivy League college is hard work and it’s not the right school environment for everyone. That said, there are lessons that every student applying college can glean from another student who has applied to and been accepted at one of the most competitive colleges in the country.
I think you’ll find Tevis’s story both inspiring and informative. I know I did!
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“I’ve been self-motivated since I was in kindergarten. If you don’t drive yourself you will never get into a top college.”
“In my junior year I took many AP courses, but the most important thing I did was take ACT test prep.”
“You don’t have to do every activity in high school. Just do the things you are passionate about.”
“For my application, I made sure each section of the app was meticulously written and chosen to showcase exactly what I wanted college admissions officers to see. I had each section proofed to make sure everything was pristine. I also sent two recordings of songs from my piano repertoire.”
Want more episodes like this one? Check out Episode 3 – How To Get Into An Ivy League School to get tips for college admissions from a former Harvard admissions officer.
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