How I got into Harvard and Juilliard (and how you can too)

Recorded Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 12:30 AM

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The admissions process is hard - Charlie is here to help!

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Building a balanced school list you’ll love
Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
Writing amazing college essays
Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
So much more!

The admissions process is hard - Charlie is here to help!

Schedule a free consulation to meet Charlie and get your questions answered

Get help with:

Building a balanced school list you’ll love
Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
Writing amazing college essays
Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
So much more!

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Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
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Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
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About this livestream

Description

Learn how Charlie (Harvard '11) got accepted by the top colleges in the United States, including Harvard and Juilliard.

The admission process at highly ranked colleges is getting more competitive every year, and the top 20 colleges in the country now have an average acceptance rate below 12%. In this stream, Charlie will walk through everything you need to do in high school to gain admission to top colleges, and what the application process looks like at these schools. Charlie will review the applications process at top colleges with 5 year conservatory programs, including the strategy around your application, as well as maximizing your essays and alumni interviews.

We'll also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any and all questions about elite college admissions.

Advisor

Charlie Park Albright

Education
Harvard College - Economics AB | New England Conservatory - MM | Juilliard School of Music - AD
Bio
My clients (FirsthandIvy.com) have been accepted to and attend the best colleges, music conservatories, and 5-Year AB/MM Joint Programs in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, and more. I have a unique perspective unlike any other advisor in that I have also personally been accepted to, attended, and graduated from the best academic and music schools in the world...along with the 5-year AB/MM Joint Program.

I graduated Harvard College with an Economics degree (A.B.) (and did many pre-med requirements too!), a Masters of Music (M.M.) in Piano Performance from NEC, and the Artist Diploma (A.D.) in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School of Music. I was the first classical pianist in the Harvard/New England Conservatory of Music 5-Year AB/MM Joint Program, and was accepted to many other top-tier academic universities, music conservatories, and 5-Year Joint Programs, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, the Curtis Institute of Music, and more.

I'm am an actively touring classical concert pianist, and separately have worked with students as young as elementary school through high school on everything from homework and learning ahead of their grade level, to planning courses/extracurriculars and helping them prepare rockstar college applications. I am half-Korean and speak Korean fluently.

Let me help you put your best self forward in your academics, and aim to make your college and/or music conservatory dreams come true.

For more information, check out CharlieAlbright.com (piano) and FirsthandIvy.com (academics).
Specialties
BusinessEconomicsEducationMusicArtBiologyMathFirst-Generation College StudentsSTEMCommunity CollegeNon-Traditional StudentsTransfer StudentsGraduate AdmissionsMedicineGifted and Talented Students
Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

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