On this week’s episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, host Elizabeth Heaton explores the idea of a “distinguishing excellence” in highly selective college admission (especially relevant for ninth and tenth graders), and then, targeting high school seniors and their parents, spends two full segments discussing the intricacies of this summer’s transition from high school to college.
What Kind of Hook Do I Need to Get Accepted to an Ivy League College?
You’ve been following Elizabeth Heaton’s Huffington Post series on highly selective college admission, “Who Gets Into Harvard?” and think the odds may be in your favor. You’ve got the grades, the test scores, the extracurriculars, and the summer activities—you’re in, right? Not so fast. Do you know what your Distinguishing Excellence is? Or even what a Distinguishing Excellence is?