Episode # 8

Simplifying the College Application Process

In this episode we chat with Jodi Furman. Jodi is the founder of Enlightened Admissions, a consulting company that helps students navigate the college admissions process. Jodi breaks down the timeline for the admissions process, and offers some great resources for BIPOC students, first-generation students, or students from otherwise underserved communities. Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • What you need to know to successfully apply for college
  • The college admissions process timeline
  • Resources for making the admissions process easier

Jodi Furman

Episode Transcript


Jodi Furman is the founder and lead admissions consultant of Enlightened Admissions. She has been working as an independent admissions advisor for both college and graduate school applicants for well over a decade. She is the former Director of Operations for one of the nation’s largest test prep firms and has years of experience as an executive recruiter, placing C-Suite executives. 


Jodi holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, NY. Additionally, she holds a certificate from the College Advising Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. University. She enjoys working with students of all academic abilities and has helped students to gain admission to an array of universities. 

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