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Episode 8: What 9th and 10th Graders Can Do Now to Prepare to Apply

January 25, 2021


After 8th grade, the warmup rounds are over, and suddenly everything starts to count. 

By 9th and 10th grade, every class, activity and test has the potential to help students get into the college of their dreams. 

It’s no wonder that’s the same time parents, teachers and counselors start expecting students to think about their college plans. 

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, brought to you by Bucknell University, Brooke Thames and Bryan Wendell take a closer look at those 9th- and 10th-grade years.

Our guest is Carrine Gadoury '19, a Bucknell alum who is now an admissions counselor at Bucknell.

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Episode 8 Transcript