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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Charlie Javice on Maximizing the FAFSA During COVID-19

Welcome to College Admissions in the Era of COVID-19 Virtual Summit! On today's episode, we give you a glimpse into Dr. Legatt's conversation with Charlie Javice. Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students...

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Vincent Phamvan on Career Readiness During COVID-19

Vincent Phamvan on Career Readiness During COVID-19

Welcome to College Admissions in the Era of COVID-19 Virtual Summit! On today's episode, we give you a glimpse into Dr. Legatt's conversation with Vincent Phamvan.   Transcript: VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for...

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Moses Lee on Helping Your Child Develop Leadership Skills

Moses Lee on Helping Your Child Develop Leadership Skills

Welcome to College Admissions in the Era of COVID-19 Virtual Summit! On today's episode, we give you a glimpse into Dr. Legatt's conversation with Moses Lee.   Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Who Gets In and Why

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses her Forbes article "Who Gets In and Why".   Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get admitted to top-tier...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Inside of Get Real and Get In

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt announces her book giveaway! Be sure to enter by April 8th for a chance to win an advance copy of the book. Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for...

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How To Get Surprise College Admissions Offers

How To Get Surprise College Admissions Offers

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about Concourse and how to utilize it when looking for safety schools.   Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

How To Ace Your COVID 19 College Essay

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks more about gratitude during COVID-19 and how it can be applied to your college essay. Transcript   VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Why College Wait Lists Will Be So Long This Year

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses waitlists in the era of COVID-19. Transcripts VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get admitted to top-tier colleges. Each...

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What Will College Look Like In the Fall?

What Will College Look Like In the Fall?

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses college this upcoming fall and the impact COVID-19 will have on your upcoming college decisions.   Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

How To Build a College List

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses how to create a college list in the COVID-19 era.   Transcript VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get admitted to top-tier...

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5 Reasons You Need to Attend Our College Admissions Summit

5 Reasons You Need to Attend Our College Admissions Summit

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt implores you to attend her summit, "College Admissions in the Era of COVID 19".   Transcript: VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Cool College Fairs Happening in March 2021

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses upcoming virtual college fairs. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

How To Help Yourself Out of a Homework Hole

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt tries to dig you out of your homework hole. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio   [video width="1280"...

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Make Homework Cooler Through Job Crafting

Make Homework Cooler Through Job Crafting

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt explains job crafting and how it can affect your work load. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio [video...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Paying for College

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses how to avoid common mistakes when it comes to paying for college. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio...

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To FAFSA or Not To FAFSA? That Is The Question

To FAFSA or Not To FAFSA? That Is The Question

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses the FAFSA and how it can apply to families seeking aid, whether they need it or not. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Advice for Dealing with AP Exam Schedule Changes

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses AP Exam schedule changes and how to work with them. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio [video...

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College Admissions Summit Preview (Ray Ravaglia, Sophie Beren, and Moses Lee)

Free Virtual Summit About College Admissions

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses an upcoming virtual summit concerning college admissions during COVID-19. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify...

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Why The Emerging Leader Program Helps You Stand Out

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses Ivy Insight's Emerging Leader Program. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio [video width="1280"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

How Do You Maximize Extracurriculars for Admissions?

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about how to maximize extracurriculars for admissions. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify iHeartRadio [video...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

This Week on College Admissions Real Talk (Week of 2/8)

Have you subscribed to my podcast yet? College Admissions Real Talk features important college admissions tips for students seeking admission to top-tier colleges, delivered five days a week with candor and love. I’ll share how to ace your interview, develop your...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Should My Parents Help Me With College Applications?

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about your parents in the college admissions process. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify [video width="1280"...

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Lessons from Peloton for College Admissions

Lessons from Peloton for College Admissions

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about Peloton and how the company's community can inform your high school and college career. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

2021 College Admissions Resources

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about college resources during COVID-19. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube Spotify [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Finding Your College Admissions X Factor

In today's episode, Dr. Legatt talks about how to find your college admissions X factor. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Why Ivy Insight is the Gold Standard

Why Ivy Insight is the Gold Standard

At Ivy Insight, we like to talk about what separates us from other admissions consulting companies.   Part of it is our philosophy and our vision for families, but we also have established credentials and experience that make our programs unique.   When you...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

3 Outstanding Activities for Top Tier Colleges

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about activities that top tier colleges love to see. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Why Ivy Day Was Pushed Back and What You Can Do About It

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses Ivy Day and its effects on college admissions. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

5 College Admissions Trends for 2021

In today's episode of College Admissions Real Talk, Dr. Legatt talks about trends she's predicting for 2021. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

The 411 On Interview Etiquette

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt gives you the 411 on interview etiquette. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

SAT II Exams Eliminated – What Does It Mean?

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses a recent announcement concerning SAT II tests. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

5 Things To Do If You Get Waitlisted

  In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about what to do when you get waitlisted. Have a question? Text 610-222-5762. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

How To Answer Interview Questions with Pizzazz

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about putting pizzazz in your interview. Listen to the full episode and subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Five College Admissions Trends For 2021

  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the relationship between college-bound students, families, and the institutions themselves. Some believe that these changes are permanent—from the de-emphasis of SAT/ACT scores to the widening economic gap between well-off...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

Common Questions In College Interviews

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks common college interview questions and how to tackle them. Listen to the full episode and subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Marie Schwartz on Remote Based Opportunities for Teens During COVID-19

What You Should Do When You Get Rejected

In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt talks about what to do when you receive a rejection letter. Listen to the full episode and subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes Libsyn YouTube [video width="1280" height="720"...

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What To Do if You are Deferred from Ivy League

What To Do if You are Deferred from Ivy League

Students across the world are receiving the results of early decisions from Ivy League colleges. Some receive their acceptance letter, but many others are hanging onto the possibilities of acceptance with a deferral. What being deferred means is that the college will...

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Helpful Tips for Acing Your College Application

Helpful Tips for Acing Your College Application

Applying to college is a pretty involved process. If you take the right steps, you can get accepted to the college of your dreams. However, preparation is critical. Keep reading to learn some helpful tips about how to ace your college application.  Meet the Set...

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Our Emerging Leader Program: What It Does

Our Emerging Leader Program: What It Does

  Is your family stumped when it comes to creating the best strategy for promoting success in college admissions?   There's no doubt that these are unusual times. Processes have changed in the face of Covid19, and the road map for academic success has...

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The Biggest Benefits Offered by Early Decision

The Biggest Benefits Offered by Early Decision

If you plan to apply to college, you may wonder if early decision is really worth it. However, before taking another step, you need to understand the difference in early action and early decision fully.  Early action is non-binding, and you are not required to say...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions This Fall

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions This Fall

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the economy, businesses across the country, and virtually every aspect of normal life. Unfortunately, this is a trend that doesn’t seem like it will stop any time soon. With the fall semester for college right around the corner, many...

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What You Need to Get into the Ivy League

What You Need to Get into the Ivy League

For the class of 2021, the eight Ivy League schools, including Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, and Brown, had a sum of 281,060 applicants. Less than 10 percent of these applicants got admission offers. Of all,...

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Anti-Racist Resources and What We’re Doing to Help

Anti-Racist Resources and What We’re Doing to Help

The virus. This unrest. It's a challenging world we're living in and I hope you are feeling safe wherever you are. For many, and especially our African-American friends, it’s been extremely disturbing to witness the recent acts of violence and racism here in the...

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Your Road Map to College Acceptance – Uniqueness

Your Road Map to College Acceptance – Uniqueness

Let's talk about the value of uniqueness. Today's students are often laser-focused on standards – metrics for success. GPAs and SATs. Percentile work. All of that is incredibly important, but there's another thing that's also important, not only in college admissions,...

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