College Admissions Decoded

Created by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, every episode insiders from the world of admissions break down the facts, myths, and rules of engagement for today's college landscape.


episode 2: Counseling Applicants and Families Amidst a Scandal

The Varsity Blues college admissions scandal sparked national concern among students, parents and counselors alike as students wondered if their qualifications would be delegitimized as a result. In this episode, we explore the messages the scandal unintentionally sent, and look at ways to assuage worries about getting into college. Incoming NACAC president-elect Jayne Fonash welcomes Sanjay Mitchell and Jim Jump. Journalist Juleyka Lantigua-Williams moderates the discussion.


 2019-07-16  25m

episode 1: College Admissions After Operation Varsity Blues

Operation Varsity Blues uncovered a complex bribing and cheating scandal in elite college admissions. Guilty pleas, lawsuits, and a growing cynicism about the college admission process have raised lingering questions about access to higher education in the US...


 2019-06-18  24m