Season 3, Episode 1: Application Season Recap

Welcome back to our newest season of the Hall Pass Podcast! This season, we're excited to be bringing you more interesting content from inside the admissions office at top universities. In this episode, our team will review and evaluate this past application season and our overall thoughts and findings, including: UC Admissions Data Ivy League... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 9: Motivational Strategies

Motivation by definition (according to the Business Dictionary) is the internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal. Motivation results from the interaction of both conscious and unconscious factors such as the... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 7: Study Habits

Study Habits are learned traits and skills that not everyone is born with. In fact, it is commonly known that 90% of bad grades in high school are due to poor study habits.  How you approach studying matters. Where you study matters. In this episode, we delve into various tips and tricks to improve your Study... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 6: Accelerated Programs

Accelerated programs are a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree programs that are structured to be completed in a shorter time frame. Some programs can be completed in as little as 12 months, and others may take 6 to 7 years in comparison to the normal 8-year track.  In this podcast, we cover the following questions:... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 5: Athletic Recruitment

In this episode, our counselors delve into athletic recruitment and what students should do to prepare. The key players for athletic recruitment are: the student athlete, parents, counselors and coaches. A few general things that student athletes should do first before considering athletic recruitment are: Find your academic fit: Talk to counselor/college counselor (always first... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 4: College Tours

Why are college tours important? Colleges are becoming more interested in Informed Interest and Demonstrated Interest. Informed Interest: How well a student knows a college and how he or she plans to contribute to the campus environment.  Show informed interest through compelling supplemental essays and interviews. Review your research over the summer that went into building your... Continue Reading →

Choosing colleges can be tricky and confusing. In this episode, we delve into how to choose your colleges, what type of colleges there are, and other unique advice! A few of the questions we answer in this episode are:  Introduction to Colleges: UC Schools, Public Schools (State Schools), Regional Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Research Universities, International... Continue Reading →

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