On episode 184, Alexis Avila speaks to Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder and admissions consultant of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. As a Cornell University graduate and Cornell admissions interviewer, Shirag knows what the best schools are looking for in prospective students during college admissions interviews.

Our Guest:

Dr. Shirag Shemmassian did his undergrad at Cornell. He graduated in ’08 and then did his PhD in clinical psychology at UCLA and graduated in 2014. And this whole time, he has been really obsessed with admissions, both college and graduate school admissions.

On today’s episode Shirag gives you some tips on how to best navigate college admissions for anyone with a disability.

He covers how to best research schools so you get the proper support and how to discuss your disability on your application the right way.

Shirag’s advice for teens with learning disabilities

Believe in yourself  and don’t get caught up in the negative talk around you.

Shirag’s article on disability essay dos and don’ts:

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #152 with Shirag Shemmassian, Evaluating Your College Application

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast about why Navigating College Admissions with a Disability? Do you have any questions for Shirag Shemmassian and Alexis Avila?

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