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A whole lot happens between choosing a list of top schools and getting that thick acceptance envelope in the mail. But you don't have to take that journey alone. On each episode of College Admissions Insider, we talk to real college admissions counselors to bring you expert advice for your college search. Learn how to find the right college fit, build a list of finalists, and create an application that gets noticed. This podcast is an initiative of Bucknell University but is designed for stu ...
 
I’m Julie Kim, and I’m the host of Demystifying College Admissions. Look, I’ve been there before! Navigating through the college admissions process is overwhelming, confusing and ultimately stressful. This podcast is designed to inspire high school students to identify their passions, learn all about the most updated college admissions strategies, with guests and experts from all industries! And the best part is we’ll also dive into mental health so that this podcast will be a healthy, safe, ...
 
Applying for college is more complex and often times more confusing than it used to be. In addition, there are so many resources out there. How do you know which is the right one? The best one? Shouldn't everyone have access to the best information out there, regardless of price? That's what we believe! We believe in giving everyone their best chance by providing them with real insight from the college admissions industry. On this podcast, we share real and relevant topics in college admissi ...
 
Practical, up-to-date interviews with experts in college admissions, financial aid, personal statements, test prep and more. Ethan Sawyer (aka College Essay Guy), interviews deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. From creating an awesome college list to appealing a financial aid letter, Ethan skips the general advice and gets right to th ...
 
Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts. Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast or stream it online via any podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and ...
 
Getting into college and paying for it requires planning along the way. Pam Andrews (aka The Scholarship Shark), provides college admissions and scholarship advice for families with college-bound students. Episodes are short and are designed for students to listen and take action. www.thescholarshipshark.com
 
Confused about the road to college? Don’t know where to begin your college search? The College Checklist podcast is your source for great information on the college admissions journey. Hosted by SAT & ACT expert and entrepreneur Lauren Gaggioli, the College Checklist features interviews from college counselors, admission officers and other professionals who can help you get into college, pay for school with scholarships, and succeed once you’re there. This podcast also features test prep tip ...
 
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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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For millions of American teenagers and their parents, adolescence is increasingly defined by one all-consuming goal: Getting into the right college.“Getting In” is a real-time podcast following a diverse group of New York-area high school seniors through the exhilarating and harrowing process of applying to college. The series is hosted by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and author of “How to Raise an Adult.” The season will chronicle all the importan ...
 
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The attainment of a law degree in the United States is bookended by two essential standardized tests. While work in the legal field depends on passing at least one bar exam, the whole journey starts with an important admissions test. Amy and Mike invited educator David Lynch to explain all about the LSAT. What are five things you will learn in this…
 
This is another episode in our series that goes behind the scenes of an admissions office to let you know what happens when you click submit on your application—where does it go? Who reads it? What are they thinking? How do they make decisions? My guest this time is Tom Campbell — who at the time of this recording was Assistant Dean Of Admissions a…
 
The admissions process is different for college athletes. What do they, and their families, need to know? When should they get started on their college preparation? And what should they watch out for in the recruiting process? Guests: Jennifer “JT” Thomas, who coached at the Division-I collegiate level, Bill Morrison, a college counselor and coach …
 
For high school students who aspire to be doctors or work in health care, there are numerous fields to choose from — areas like surgery, physical therapy and dentistry, to name just three. But what is the right path to reaching that career? What majors might best set you up for success? And how many years should you expect to be in college? Helping…
 
While a student’s weighted GPA and SAT score are important, and thoughtful recommendations are significant, as are clear, concise, and cogent essays—school representatives often comment that a common attribute of the strongest and most successful applications is…consistency. Does the entire application sound like the same person? Are strong attribu…
 
Today, I have another informative podcast episode for you! I’m coaching one of our Passion Project Bootcamp students, Rushil, who asks me a lot of great questions. Topics include: What is the ultimate goal of creating and executing a Passion Project? What is the best way to showcase your Passion Project in your College Essay & Application? How can …
 
This is another episode in our series that goes behind the scenes of an admissions office to let you know what happens when you click submit on your application—where does it go? Who reads it? What are they thinking? How do they make decisions? My guest this time is Tom Campbell — who at the time of this recording was Assistant Dean Of Admissions a…
 
This episode is the first in a series of interviews with current and former college admissions officers where we go behind the scenes to let you know how things work. I'm with with Kati Sweaney, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission at Reed College. In this episode we get into: The life of an admission officer, including what their travel season is li…
 
The odds that any individual college applicant will accept, enroll, and persist to graduation may not mean much to a given institution, but those same numbers for the entire applicant pool mean everything. No wonder schools track every applicant interaction so carefully! Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Matthew Herr to clarify how much c…
 
Curriculum, structure, and delivery of educational services like academic tutoring and test prep tend to vary widely. So why is there so little diversity in the way clients pay for these services? Amy and Mike invited educator Dave Crystal to discuss educational services pricing models. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What are …
 
Anyone who has ever sat in a classroom knows that some students need a higher level of academic enrichment and challenge than others. When did such a fundamental facet of education become controversial? Amy and Mike invited author and editor Brandon Wright to explain why gifted programs are under attack. What are five things you will learn in this …
 
We often talk about how expensive a college education can be, but we don’t explore often enough how to make earning a degree less expensive. Amy and Mike invited educator David Vise to discuss different ways to earn advance college credit. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What are different ways high schoolers can earn advance c…
 
The Tests and the Rest podcast has always focused in part on celebrating and supporting amazing test prep professionals. Why, then, are we ending our successful run of professional development summits? We invited educator Dan Ascher to join us for a discussion of the history and future of the Tests and the Rest Summits. What are five things you wil…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? MEET OUR GUEST Pranoy Mohapatra began tutoring as a high school sophomore for a local company after finding joy in helping classmates at the Academy of Allied Health and Sciences study for tests. Pranoy found he learned by teaching and exp…
 
This week, admissions expert, Tyler Kusunoki, sits down with a few former Tokyo Academics students, now half-way through their first year of college. Listen to stories from UCSB, UVA, and Barnard College, about the admissions process and what it's like to go to some of America's best universities.על ידי Tyler Kusunoki
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? MEET OUR GUEST Meet Nikki Highfield, owner of Helping Hands Educational Services. Nikki is a native of Cincinnati, OH. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an MBA from Xavier University as well as a M.Ed in Special Education from S…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? MEET OUR GUEST Meet Steve Feldman. As Founder and Managing Partner of Private Prep, Steve initiates and manages strategic partnerships. Steve also leads Private Prep’s growth into new geographic markets and additional services. Since found…
 
College visits are the best way for students to gather information on the schools they are considering. But visits can be a big investment of time and money and, sometimes, it’s hard to avoid the sales pitches and get an accurate picture of a college. The right plan and the right mindset are essential for the visit to be worthwhile. Knowing what qu…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? MEET OUR GUEST Meet Alice Humbracht. Alice is a premier tutor with over 16 years of full-time experience tutoring standardized tests. She spent six years at The Princeton Review honing her skills, and then she started her own tutoring offi…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? MEET OUR GUEST Meet Ian Siegel. Ian started Streamline Tutors in Baltimore, MD, in 2013 and has been tutoring full-time for a decade, primarily as an SAT/ACT tutor and college essay coach. Ian consistently gets some of the highest score im…
 
It’s one of the oldest professions and a job that touches nearly every aspect of our lives, from finances and real estate to commerce, health care, and beyond. That far-reaching trade is law, which encompasses far more than the intense courtroom scenes we see in crime movies and TV shows. In fact, there are more than a dozen major fields of law and…
 
The cost of college has defied economic logic for decades but cannot rise exponentially forever. How can schools align tuition costs with what students want and need? Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Rick Staisloff to explore alternative pricing strategies in higher education. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What dri…
 
Math has been cornerstone content of the SAT since its inception nearly a century ago. What math is tested and how to prepare for it, however, evolves endlessly. Amy and Mike invited educators Jackie Pollina and Josh Kariyev to explore current best practices in how to prepare for SAT math. What are five things you will learn in this episode? Is the…
 
Not so long ago, distance learning was mostly seen as a futuristic experiment in education. Then all instruction moved online. Where are we now, and where are we going? Amy and Mike invited ed-tech consultant Phil Hill to assess the state of distance learning in higher education. What are five things you will learn in this episode? How can the tran…
 
This week, admissions expert Tyler Kusunoki continues with PART 4 of the "12 College Prep Activities of Christmas" series, sharing tips on how to boost your college admissions profile and stay on your game over winter break.על ידי Tyler Kusunoki
 
Beyond grades, test scores, and class rank, what non-academic factors do colleges consider when making decisions on whom to admit? And how should students present their nonacademic selves? We’ll talk about these questions, and discuss college interviews and recommendation letters, too. Guests: Courtney Vaughn, associate director of college counseli…
 
Today we’re bringing back the Passion Project Bootcamp coaching call series, where I invite my students onto the podcast and coach them through questions ranging from mindset, study techniques, college admissions strategies, Passion Projects, and much more! This is one of the many benefits you’ll get inside the Passion Project Bootcamp, where you g…
 
While American culture celebrates individual differences and promotes diversity, many of our societal systems struggle with anyone who deviates too far from an accepted norm. This can certainly be the case in school. Amy and Mike invited counselor Emily Kircher-Morris to share academic success strategies for neurodivergent students. What are five t…
 
Think about the latest TV series you binge-watched. Did it start by saying, "In this TV show, you'll meet a messed-up family with lots of problems." Probably not. It likely threw you right into the story, sharing something interesting just a few moments after you pressed "play." In other words, it hooked you quickly, and it did so by showing, not t…
 
Nearly 20 years ago, colleges asked for standardized essay sections on admissions tests because applicants arrived on campus with deficient writing skills. Yet today, when very few schools want to see essay scores, do those test sections still have value? Amy and Mike invited educator Brian Eufinger to explore potential advantages and opportunities…
 
This week, admissions expert Tyler Kusunoki continues with PART 3 of the "12 College Prep Activities of Christmas" series, sharing tips on how to boost your college admissions profile and stay on your game over winter break.על ידי Tyler Kusunoki
 
U.S students often imagine the opportunity to study abroad as a path to experiencing cultures radically different than their own. Is there a benefit, though, to considering a country with more similarities than distinctions? Amy and Mike invited Brandon Miller to extol the virtues of attending a college in Canada. What are five things you will lear…
 
Schooling and cheating share a long and sordid history. But what can educators do when the technology to undermine academic integrity advances faster than conventional efforts to protect it. Amy and Mike invited ed-tech executive Eric Gibbs to share updates on cheating and plagiarism software. What are five things you will learn in this episode? Wh…
 
Creating a college list is both art and science. Our guests recommend first answering some important questions, like: What are my goals? What am I passionate about? Who do I want to be? Then they recommend giving yourself lots of options in terms of size, distance, location, even ‘vibes.’ Guests: DeEnna Wisdom Holohan, founder of Collective Wisdom …
 
Today I have a very special guest for you, and he is someone who knows so much about financial aid, scholarships, and how to pay for college. This episode is an important one because getting into college is one thing but how can you figure out the affording college? I haven’t really talked about at all on the podcast, but the subject of how student…
 
The opportunity to compete athletically on the college level--while winning scholarships for doing so--has always been connected to SAT and ACT scores. What’s changed post-pandemic and what hasn’t? Amy and Mike invited educator Jen Henson to correct myths about testing and college sports. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What is…
 
If you're on Bucknell's mailing list, you might have seen an email telling high school students that when they apply to Bucknell, a real human — not some computer algorithm — reviews their application personally. At Bucknell, we're proud of that fact. But that statement might raise a follow-up question: Who are those humans who will review my appli…
 
Most students and their families enter the college admissions process fully expecting to take out tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans. Does earning a degree really have to cost that much? Amy and Mike invited college cost advocate Mark Salisbury to elaborate on when borrowing for school is a bad idea. What are five things…
 
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