282: How to Honestly Evaluate How Strong a College Candidate You Are

Top students think they are the top of their class — so shouldn’t their admission into top universities be a sure thing? A look at the numbers tells a different story.

About 35,000 valedictorians in US– not enough seats in the freshman classes of the top 20 universities to take them all. Think about talent as you would with sports– top at school? Your town? your region? State? Could you be on the olympic team?

In this episode, Megan walks you through:

  • what it means to be “realistic” about your chances getting into certain school
  • some bad news for high achieving kids and valedictorians
  • four suggestions for honestly assessing your admission factors, for both the high achieving and the middle-of-the-road student