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I help high school students take charge of their college admissions process so they can get college acceptances and get scholarships.


When I applied to college in 2016, I received THREE full-ride scholarships to New York University, University of Southern California, and the University of Miami. I also received admission to highly selective schools like Northwestern. But as any high school student knows, the journey was not easy...


It took a million AP Courses, more extracurriculars my fingers can count, late nights studying and hours and hours of research on college admissions. Not to mention, I was going to be the first in my family to go to college. 

After every thing I learned, I knew I had to create a space where students could find updated information on the college process from someone who could relateSomeone who wasn't a hard to access admisisons officer or a high school guidance counselor with 500 students at their door.

I also wanted to create a platform that not only showed students how to get into college but how to get scholarships to those schools.

This is how You Got Into Where? was born. 

There is so much available on this website, but I would like to break down a few awesome things you'll find here at YGITW.

The Blog

The You Got Into Where? blog is a gold mine filled with information on academics, social life, clubs, applications and more. Every post is written by a current high school or college student. We have over 40+ contributors. Check it out...


Get access to free college admissions freebies like the college search worksheet. Check the library periodically for new additions like webinar trainings and free downloadable PDF's. Learn more...


I spent 6-months creating "Admission Fruition" a course that breaks e v e r y t h i n g down about the college admissions process from freshman to senior year of high school. Browse the courses...


As an ambitious high school student, you can't master all of the admissions process alone. These live, informal weekly webinars - YGITWchats - cover pertinent topics within the process and are full of actionable tips for your high school career. Join a Webinar...

The Newsletter

About once a week I send out an email with an actionable tip, insight, or strategy specifically for high school students. Think of it as an exclusive YGITW? blog post in your inbox each week. Subscribe...

Admissions Advising and Tutoring

Working with a admissions advisor and tutor was one of the best moves I made when I was applying to college. I have worked with dozens of students to streamline their admissions goals and improve their test scores. Take a look at my one-on-one services...


My Bio

Joi Wade is a college admissions coach and author of “You Got Into Where?: How I received Admission and Scholarships to the Nation’s Top Universities.” She helps ambitious high school students channel their academic and extracurricular success into college admission and scholarships. After over $500,000 in scholarship offers and coach for thousands of high school students, Joi currently is creating useful resources for high school students interested in going to college at yougotintowhere.com in addition to her YouTube channel of over 60,000 subscribers. She is also a student at the University of Southern California. Find Joi on Twitter and Instagram @yougotintowhere.