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On episode 150, Alexis Avila brings on repeat guest Jessica Yeager, CEO & founder of Impress the Ivies and founder of Dream College Summit. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard and MIT. As a senior in high school, she gained acceptance to Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, and Columbia. Her students have gotten into elite schools, like Harvard and Carnegie Mellon.
On Today’s episode Jessica tells us her amazing journey through the college application process and how she got into SIX ivy league schools! You will learn what it really takes to get into Harvard and other ivy league schools.
Did you know? Jessica got into Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Stanford, and MIT (rejected from Princeton)
What makes a Harvard student special? Their DRIVE
Want to get into Harvard? Pursue your passion to the max (i.e., if you like to write, publish your work
Jessica recommends: Showing interest in a school by visiting w their college rep and show in your essays that you did your research
Do you need a perfect score to get in to an Ivy? NO. Once you get a 33 ACT or 1450, then you have a chance to get into Harvard but the rest of your college application is what needs to stand out!
If Ivy League schools are not an option? Then pursue a school with excellent programs in the area you want to pursue
Jessica’s advice for teens? You are the reflection of the five people you spend the most time with. So hang out with DRIVEN friends.
For Prepped & Polished listeners only, you can access Jessica’s Ultimate Guide to the Commmon App!
For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #90 with Elizabeth Dankoski: How a Perfect SAT Score can Backfire on You
For more information, visit: Prepped and Polished.com.
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