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On episode 170, Alexis Avila brings back to the show three-time guest Jessica Yeager, CEO & founder of Impress the Ivies and the 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 talks about her popular Dream College Summit which will feature 26 interviews of experts in the world of college admissions. Jessica also gives us her three best takeaways from the Dream College Summit, a collection of online expert interviews from people who’ve both attended and gotten their students into Dream Colleges.

Three takeaways include:

  1. Don’t rush through your ACT or SAT test, but aim for accuracy.
  2. Let go of your college essay and let people help you to make it great.
  3. During alumni interview questions, give more detailed answers.

Did you know that the Dream College Summit which airs online from Monday 8/28/17-Thursday 8/31/17 is FREE for the first 48 hours?!

Jessica’s X factor for getting into Harvard?

Showcase what makes you unique and don’t be a dabbler.

Jessica’s advice to students rejected from Harvard?

Get involved and make an impact at any school you get into.

Jessica’s advice for teens

You are the sumo of the five people you hang out with the most. So surround yourself with positive people.

For Prepped & Polished listeners only, you can access Jessica’s Ultimate Guide to the Commmon App!

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #126 with Jessica Yeager: Crafting your Best College Application

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