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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

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

Saving on Dorm Supplies; UK Universities; After Freshman Year

7/5/2018
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College is expensive enough—you don’t want to spend what’s left of your money on books and dorm supplies.

Duration:00:55:31

College in Canada; Office Hours: Listener Questions

6/28/2018
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If you’re considering traveling outside of the United States for college (or even if you’re not), you might want to include Canada in your college process.

Duration:00:56:02

STEAM; Preparing for College; Starting at a Two-Year College

6/21/2018
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STEAM is a new acronym that has been tossed around quite a bit recently. In this week’s show, we’ll explain what it is and which colleges offer programs in this area.

Duration:00:53:38

Summer Test Prep; Loan Forbearance; Year in Review and Goal Setting

6/14/2018
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One of the most important elements of the college process is making a plan and setting goals.

Duration:00:54:37

Summer College Visits; School Refund Policies; Common App Essay

6/7/2018
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Summer is a very important time in the college process. Two very important items to focus on: planning and making the most of college visits, and getting started on your main essay.

Duration:00:54:56

College Finance and Admissions Q and A; ROTC

5/31/2018
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If you’re considering Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC for short), don’t miss this week.

Duration:00:52:41

Distinguishing Excellence on the App; Activity Resumes

5/24/2018
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In last week’s Getting In, we discussed the importance of a distinguishing excellence for those students hoping to be admitted to the most selective schools in the country.

Duration:00:54:44

Distinguishing Excellence and the Ivy League; Transition to College

5/17/2018
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If you aspire to one of the most selective colleges in the country, you must have something that takes you from competitive to compelling.

Duration:00:54:58

Benefits and Drawbacks to Homeschooling; NY State Excelsior Program

5/10/2018
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One year ago, NY State established the Excelsior Program offering free tuition to qualifying state residents at state institutions.

Duration:00:54:15