Episode #89: How To Create A Balanced College List

Today on the podcast, I’m coaching my Passion Project Bootcamp student Lina, someone who plays such a big leadership role inside of our peer-led Facebook community for the Passion Project Bootcamp.

I’ll be coaching her on college lists, and specifically how to create a college list that’s both realistic and balanced. If you’re aiming for acceptance into Ivy League & top-tier colleges, you’re going to want to have what I call a “safety pick” and a “possible pick”, and I explain why this strategy is ESSENTIAL in this episode.

In addition, I also reveal how many colleges she should apply to, to maximize her chances of getting accepted (and this strategy applies to you too)! I hope you can apply the information I share in this episode to your journey as well!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend my free training recently, make sure that you do because as I really do want you to have the right information as you navigate the college admissions process. I talk about the 4 mistakes that you should avoid (and a lot more) inside this free training. You can register for the free training here or go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass.  

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TUNE IN BELOW:

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Tips on how to narrow down your college research and what you should be focusing on in this process
  • What criteria to look for when choosing colleges to apply to
  • The 4 categories you can organize your college list into
  • What I think about students taking supplementary community college classes

 

NOTABLE QUOTES:

If you just apply to all the schools that seem really popular and prestigious, then even if you get accepted you might find that it’s not a good fit.
You’re not going to college to pursue your personal interests. You’re going to college to study and to use that knowledge for your career.
When you first create a college list, you’ll have 50 to 60, or even 100 `{`schools`}`, and then it’s your goal to narrow it down by 10 to 15.
Internship leads to a full-time job one day, so if you don’t get an internship as a college student it’s really hard to get a job after.

LINKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED:

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