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Episode 55: What NOT to Do When Applying to College

November 28, 2022

You don't have to look very far to find tons of guidance on just about every aspect of your life — from social media videos on what to wear and articles about keeping healthy to podcasts on how to maximize your chances on getting into the school of your dreams.

On College Admissions Insider, we focus on providing expert advice on what you can do to make the most of your college admissions journey. But today we're turning the podcast on its head a bit, as we discuss what NOT to do during the college admissions process.

Our don'ts will include mistakes to avoid on the college application, who you shouldn't ask for a recommendation letter, what not to forget after applying and more.

Our guest is Kevin Mathes '07, assistant vice president and dean of admissions at Bucknell.

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Episode 55

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