Episode #107: 3 Things Ivy Leagues & Top-tier Colleges Don’t Care About

I see a lot of students and parents working on different extracurriculars and

commitments and implementing various college admission strategies to get accepted into their dream Ivy League and Top-tier colleges. This breaks my heart, because those are the things that many of these colleges just don’t care about anymore.

In this episode, I’m going to share with you what they are actually looking for, and what will really move the needle for you in your college admissions journey. So, listen carefully and take notes!

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Are you ready to learn the 3 things that Ivy Leagues and Top-tier colleges don’t care about anymore – let’s go!



  • Why the amount of volunteer hours that you put in isn’t what college admissions officers are looking for.
  • The reasons that branded summer college programs don’t necessarily look good on your application.
  • What will get your college admissions officers to say “Yes” to your application.
  • Why fancy titles don’t mean anything in this process.


This breaks my heart, because those are the things that many of these colleges don’t care about anymore.
Everyone is trying to show that they have a lot of volunteering hours. It’s not about the quantity of the hours that impresses college admissions officers. Instead, it’s about why you did them.
Just because you went to those summer programs, it doesn’t show colleges that you went above and beyond your comfort zone.
If you think that a fancy title is going to make college admissions officers tell you that you did a great job, it’s not going to.


Getting into Ivy League & Top-tier colleges doesn’t require perfection.

I repeat: You do NOT have to be perfect.

You also don’t have to spend a million hours volunteering, get perfect test scores, or be a star athlete.

What is required is understanding How to STAND OUT.

Join me for the FREE #ACCEPTED Masterclass where you’ll learn:

Passion Project Bootcamp is a digital course where you get my proven framework to brainstorm, strategize, execute, and scale your Passion Project, so you can get into your Ivy League or Top-tier school of choice!

  • Using my 4-step framework, you’ll create your BEST Passion Project that will capture the attention of the college admissions officers you want to impress.


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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University