Do you really go by Cath?

Yes! I also go by Catherine. You can call me whichever you’d like.

What is “DR” and why do you say it so much?

I refer to all of my readers, viewers, followers, etc. as Dear Reader, or “DR” for short. ❤

How did you get into Stanford?

I worked really, really hard to earn my spot in the Stanford class of 2018. I got good grades in high school, always made school the priority over everything else, and got very involved in extracurriculars outside of the classroom. 

Why did you choose to go to Stanford?

Stanford brings together the best of so many worlds; I would argue that it is an institution with the academic prestige of any other Ivy League university, the cutting-edge ingenuity of the valley, the sports culture of a state school*, the laid-back vibes of California, and the weather of sheer paradise. How could I go anywhere else?

*We have tailgates.


What’s your major?

Science, Technology, and Society with a focus in Media and Communication.

Will you share your test scores, GPA, essays, college app, blah blah blah?

Ehhhh no. Sorry.

Will you take a look at my essays?

Mmmm no. However, it’s a great idea to get as many pairs of eyes on your essays as possible. I recommend running them by teachers, counselors, older siblings, (intelligent) friends, and parents.

Here are my stats. [Insert laundry list of extracurriculars and test scores here.] Do you think I’ll get into Stanford?

Aa;ksdjf– I know very little about what actually goes into the college admissions process. I won’t look at your stats (test scores, GPA, ECs, resumes, essays, etc.) because I wouldn’t be able to make a meaningful prediction in the first place. (For more, CLICK HERE for the popular CiC post: “Don’t Ask Me if You’re Going to Get Into Stanford.”)





Will you use my music in your videos?

I’m always looking for new music to include in my videos. Send anything you think I’d like to the blog email cathincollege [at] gmail [dot] com. 

How can my company sponsor an episode of Cath in College?

If you think your business, brand, blog, or channel aligns with the mission of Cath in College, feel free to shoot me an email at business [at] cathincollege [dot] com. 

I’m a fan! How can I get in touch with you?

Send me an email at cathincollege [at] gmail [dot] com or tweet me @CatherineGoetze!

Can I send you stuff in the mail?

Only if you want me to collapse of sheer happiness on the post office floor.