Today on The College Checklist Podcast, I talk to Chuck Hughes, the founder and president of Road to College, about how to get into Ivy League schools.
Chuck candidly shares what it takes to get into Ivy League schools these days. We discuss academic rigor and get to know how these colleges interpret a student’s coursework. The way colleges and universities view your academic history might surprise you!
We’ll also discuss a number of accelerated course options available through some high schools, including Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. These kinds of programs are viewed favorably by the most competitive colleges and some require planning ahead so that you’ll be eligible to participate.
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About Chuck Hughes
Chuck Hughes is of the founder of Road to College, a college admissions consulting service. He has experienced the college admissions process from all angles.
Chuck is a Harvard graduate, a former teacher, and former senior Harvard admissions officer. He is also the author of What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges*.
Resources Mentioned in this podcast
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Make sure your child performs in the classroomm, and be an active parents in the process.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges by Chuck Hughes*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Remember that success in life is not predicated on what college you go to.
Q4: What are your all-time favorite books?
A4: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky*, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini*, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer*, The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway*, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway*
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