504: How I Got Into College

504: How I Got Into College

Sep 6, 2013
Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school. (Photo: Emir as a Harvard undergrad. Credit Terri Wang.)
  • Ira talks to Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, better known as Georgia Tech. Clark says the latest trend in misguided college admissions efforts: parents emailing and calling the admissions office, pretending to be their own children. (7 minutes)CollegeFamilyFunnyTeenagers

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Emir as a Harvard undergrad. Photo by Terri Wang. (Click to enlarge.)

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