Applying to College Has Changed During the Pandemic. A High School Senior’s Podcast Shows How.

Podcasts have been serving to highschool senior Maggie Borgen address stress throughout the pandemic. So she determined to make her personal, sharing her recommendation and reflections on the scholar expertise.

One large theme of this scholar’s podcast is how the faculty search is totally different this 12 months for seniors—and type of surreal.

“For among the colleges I’ve gotten into, I haven’t even been on campus, and even been to that metropolis in a single case,” she says, noting that she’s typically restricted to digital excursions to assist make one of many largest choices of her life.

The podcast is named Second Semester Seniors, and it’s attracting a following—and acquired a latest point out in The New York Occasions. Borgen has interviewed her college steering counselor about tendencies in school admissions and requested different highschool seniors for his or her candid recommendation—all from the identical room at house she makes use of to tune in to distant courses at Montclair Excessive College, a public college in New Jersey. Appropriately, the microphone in her makeshift studio is propped on an SAT research e-book.

EdSurge related with Borgen for this week’s EdSurge Podcast, asking what are the surprising realities for college kids making use of for faculties within the pandemic, what appears totally different this 12 months and the way colleges can assist college students cope.

Hearken to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you hearken to podcasts, or use the participant under.

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