The College Scoops Podcast

Episode 131: Getting Ready For The Next Admissions Cycle

July 19, 2022

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The college admissions landscape is constantly evolving where students must be able to adapt to new trends and best practices. However, this may be difficult to anticipate or know what direction to take in the near future given the unpredictability of the admissions process. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Jill Yoshikawa where she breaks down the future of college admissions over the next few years and how students and families can best prepare for it.

Key Takeaways:

  • As a parent, think about your student’s strengths and what they are naturally good at
  • If you are applying to test optional schools, be aware of what colleges want to see with the rest of your application. This can include a good application letter and an impressive resume 
  • As a student or parent, you need to be aware of the school’s politics and the values or beliefs that it holds. Then, decide if you are okay with it or not
  • The dining hall is an underrated aspect of any student’s college experience and is more important than you may think. A proper meal creates opportunities for better success

Important Resources and Links:

Creative Marbles Consultancy

Meet Jill Yoshikawa

Jill Yoshikawa is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly so clients succeed.

Thank you Jill for talking with us about the ever changing climate of college admissions. Over the past couple of years, many schools have adopted new policies to overcome the residual effects of the pandemic, including changes to standardized testing and declining enrollment. Some solutions include schools going test optional and holding more virtual classes. Now, it’s more important than ever for students to not only know how to adapt with the college admissions process, but also when it comes to the learning process in school.

Episode 131 Full Transcript

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