#034 – Today, we begin a series of episodes that focus on the senior year checklist. We will cover all that seniors should do during that very important last year of high school.
On this episode, we will go over the things that students must do before they turn in their college applications. These are things high school seniors should do before the month of November, the month in which many college applications are due.
Jankel and I talk about the number of schools that should be part of the final list of colleges and universities, the importance of having a balanced list, important deadlines to follow, what to do if a student needs a last-minute letter of recommendation.
Additionally, we discuss the meaning of Early Decision and Early Action, and two reasons why it is important of communicate with the high school guidance counselor early in the senior year.
During the introduction, I talk about two original and recently released Netflix projects that deal with the college world.
One is the documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal, which covers more than just the scandal and provides viewers with an understanding of the Ivy League myth that is consuming so many parents and kids today.
The other is the Last Chance U: Basketball docuseries, which was filmed on the campus of the college where I have been teaching since 2004, East Los Angeles College.
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