College Apps Tip #4: Explain. Don’t Complain.

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  • 12 Nov, 2020

“Explain. Don’t Complain” and Other College Apps Tips 

By Alma_Matters

November 2, 2020

Podcast Episode #57

 Experts' Tips for College Applications 2021.


The calendar is racing towards the end of the year, which means the College Applications deadlines are fast approaching. COVID-19 has changed the contours of the College Applications. It is a good time to review the key College Application parameters.

For example, How should Applicants for Fall 2021 address COVID-19 on their Applications.

So, we asked a couple of experts.

Lisa Przekop, Admissions Director at University of California Santa Barbara asks applicants to write about COVID-19 only if it “significantly impacted you in some way”.

Cornell LeSane, Dean of Admissions at Allegheny had a simple answer - “Explain. Don’t Complain”.

We discussed this and other College Applications topics on a Podcast:

  • What are Colleges looking for in their students?
  • Second Look at your Target Colleges 
  • Applying to Test Optional Colleges
  • Looking for Financial Aid 

To get you the best reponses, in addition to Lisa Przekop and Cornell LeSane, we got Tips from the following Experts on this Podcast:

  • Shveta Bagade, College Counselor in Silicon Valley California.
  • Nitin Jain,  Co-founder Oncourse, Gurgaon India.
  • Athena Lao, Head College Mentor at Admissionado, USA.
  • Benjamin Stern, Founder and CEO of IvyAchievement, USA.

If you are serious about US Colleges, this Podcast is a must listen for their Tips for College Applications 2021.

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