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Each week, College Coach experts, all former admissions and financial aid officers, and other industry professionals offer factual information and strategic advice on a range of admissions and college finance topics, including approaching and crafting essays, successfully appealing financial aid decisions, selecting the right college, and determining the most effective savings vehicle to help pay for it. From understanding how institutions evaluate applications to putting together a solid college payment strategy to effectively planning a high school academic and extracurricular program, Getting In addresses the questions and concerns facing all families embarking on the college admissions process.

Each week, College Coach experts, all former admissions and financial aid officers, and other industry professionals offer factual information and strategic advice on a range of admissions and college finance topics, including approaching and crafting essays, successfully appealing financial aid decisions, selecting the right college, and determining the most effective savings vehicle to help pay for it. From understanding how institutions evaluate applications to putting together a solid college payment strategy to effectively planning a high school academic and extracurricular program, Getting In addresses the questions and concerns facing all families embarking on the college admissions process.
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Tempe, AZ

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Each week, College Coach experts, all former admissions and financial aid officers, and other industry professionals offer factual information and strategic advice on a range of admissions and college finance topics, including approaching and crafting essays, successfully appealing financial aid decisions, selecting the right college, and determining the most effective savings vehicle to help pay for it. From understanding how institutions evaluate applications to putting together a solid college payment strategy to effectively planning a high school academic and extracurricular program, Getting In addresses the questions and concerns facing all families embarking on the college admissions process.

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English

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877-402-6224


Episodes

Encore: Questions You Should Never Ask an Admissions Officer: How Much Should I Save for College, General Services for Students with Learning Differences

11/22/2018
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Every college in the US is happy to answer your questions, and we frequently encourage students to approach colleges to get more information and address their concerns.

Duration:00:53:47

The UC app, CA Financial Aid; Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse Essays

11/8/2018
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Come learn more about all things UC application, as one of our resident California experts breaks down what you need to know. We’ll also look at state financial aid programs in California and offer advice about approaching the Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse University supplemental essay questions.

Duration:00:56:06

Disciplinary Issues; Life Insurance Savings; Admissions Anxiety

11/1/2018
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Students who have been suspended, expelled, or been subject to disciplinary action of some kind will likely need to address this infraction in their college applications.

Duration:00:55:10

To Disclose or Not Disclose; When to Press Submit; Student Loans

10/25/2018
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One of the most frequent questions we get involves disclosing challenges that students have faced while going through high schools.

Duration:00:54:57

Early Decision Trends; Fast Applications; Listener Questions

10/18/2018
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Binding Early Decision, ED for short, isn’t for everyone. But it’s important to understand the trends in how colleges are using these programs and what that can mean for your chances at an institution that presents it as an option.

Duration:00:54:32

Choosing a Major, the CSS Profile, Submitting Test Scores

10/11/2018
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Last week we covered the FAFSA, and this week we’re diving into what you need to know about completing the CSS Profile, required in addition to the FAFSA by a number of colleges.

Duration:00:53:18

Coalition Application; Study Abroad; Completing the FAFSA

10/4/2018
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The FAFSA is out, and it’s time to get it done! We’re offering insight into the form and tips for completing it.

Duration:00:53:42

Early Action; Aid at Northeastern; Emory and Georgia Tech Essays

9/27/2018
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We’re all about early action on today’s first segment.

Duration:00:54:57

Top 5 Application Mistakes; Admission and College Finance Questions

9/20/2018
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As admissions professionals, we’ve seen students make lots of mistakes when it comes to college applications.

Duration:00:54:29

Filling Out the FAFSA; Demonstrated Interest; Humanities Degrees

9/13/2018
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The FAFSA can seem very daunting—where do you go if you have questions? We know, and we’re sharing those resources on today’s show.

Duration:00:55:10

Finding the Best College Value; Freshmen Challenges; Aid Refunds

9/6/2018
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Ever wonder how to determine which colleges will be the best investment?

Duration:00:50:27

'Packaging' Yourself; Extracurriculars; Financial Aid Eligibility

8/30/2018
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While it’s important to use college applications as an opportunity to translate your accomplishments in the most impactful way, too much “packaging” can be problematic.

Duration:00:57:06

Letting Go: Sending Kids to College; Listener Questions

8/23/2018
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Our podcast focuses on getting in to college, but what happens when it’s finally time to send your students off to school?

Duration:00:54:08

A College Student's Perspective; Early Decision; the College Bill

8/16/2018
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We’re excited to welcome a current college student to the podcast to share her reflections on her college admissions process—what went well, what went wrong, and how it all ended up.

Duration:00:54:29

When to Take the SAT/ACT; Merit Scholarships; Supplemental Essays

8/9/2018
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Timing is everything, especially when it comes to the college admissions process. This week we’re providing tips and suggestions on the best time to take standardized tests.

Duration:00:55:00

Accelerated Degrees; Need-Based Financial Aid; 2018-19 Common App

8/2/2018
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There are a number of accelerated degree programs offering students the chance to complete advanced degrees in either fewer years than it would normally take or without the hassle of applying to graduate school.

Duration:00:55:30

First Year Abroad Programs; College Finance and Admissions Q and A

7/26/2018
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A handful of colleges have begun offering special programs in which students spend the first year studying abroad.

Duration:00:55:32

Financial Aid and the Ivies; Choosing Courses; Subject Tests

7/19/2018
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If you aspire to the most selective colleges in the country and will need financial help to attend, don’t miss our segment on how financial aid works at the Ivies.

Duration:00:54:06

LinkedIn; Community College Financial Aid; Common App Account

7/12/2018
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We often think of social media as a negative element of the college process, but what if there was a way to use it to your advantage?

Duration:00:55:45