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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

Common App Changes, Readying Kids Financially, Wayfinding Academy

8/15/2019
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Michelle Jones, founder of Wayfinding Academy, joins this weeks show to offer her thoughts on how Wayfinding is approaching college from a different perspective.

Duration:00:55:38

EA/ED/Priority Admissions; Safety Schools; the College Bill

8/8/2019
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There are a lot of early admissions deadline options, early action, early decision one and two, priority admissions, restrictive early action, etc.

Duration:00:55:01

Changes in Admissions- Work Study vs Part-Time Job- Subject Tests

7/25/2019
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Now that the dust has settled on the 2018-2019 admissions season, we’re looking at the changes we’re seeing in college admissions that will likely impact the upcoming year. We’ll also explore the differences between federal work study and student employment, and discuss what subject tests are, how to decide which ones to take, and who actually needs to take them.

Duration:00:54:27

The Common App: prompts and supplemental essays- student loan debt

7/18/2019
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Dear Debt’s Melanie Lockert paid off 81 thousand in student debt in just a few years. She’ll join us to talk about how she got to 81 thousand in the first place, what she would do differently if she could do it all again, and what led to the creation of her Dear Debt blog, now also a boo.

Duration:00:54:37

Enough As She Is- Kindness Matters Financially Too!

7/11/2019
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Taking a mindful approach to the college application process can help students have a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling high school experience. Rachel Simmons, author of Enough As She Is, which focuses on helping girls move beyond impossible standards of success, joins the show this week to help us take just this approach. In another in our Kindness Matters series, we’ll look at ways in which kindness can have financial benefits to students in the form of merit awards.

Duration:00:52:31

Encore: Do I Have a Chance of Getting into an Ivy League College?, School's Out Application Workshop, Quirky Scholarships

7/4/2019
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One of the questions we get very frequently is some form of, “Do I have a shot at getting into an Ivy League or highly selective college.”

Duration:00:56:23

Aid for Business Owners; Institutional Priorities; More Tests?

6/27/2019
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Owning your own business can impact the financial aid process. Tune in to learn more about how that works.

Duration:00:53:51

Liberal Arts Degrees; Real Estate and the Financial Aid Process

6/20/2019
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Contemplating a liberal arts degree but concerned about how that will translate into your career?

Duration:00:57:32

Summer Visits; Common App Essays; Finding Costs on College Sites

6/13/2019
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Its summer! Time for ice cream, blockbuster movies, and college visits and essays! Join us for insight into making the most of your college visits in preparation for writing supplemental essays in the fall.

Duration:00:52:16

Adversity Score; Getting the Most Out of the Summer; Listener Q and A

6/6/2019
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Heard about The College Board’s new adversity score that will be accompanying test results at a pilot group of colleges this fall?

Duration:00:54:43

Service Work; Transitioning to College

5/30/2019
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In the second in our Kindness Matters series, we’ll tackle the question of service work: what qualifies, why students might want to do it, and whether or not it’s truly important in the admissions process.

Duration:00:53:12

Business Majors; Exploring Interests; Paying for Study Abroad

5/23/2019
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One of the most popular majors in recent years is business, and more colleges are offering programs in this area.

Duration:00:55:27

Studying in Ireland, 529 Plans, Creating a High School Resume

5/16/2019
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More and more students are considering universities in other countries. Today we’re welcoming a representative from University College in Dublin to discuss studying in Ireland.

Duration:00:53:52

Opportunities in Environmental Studies; Listener Q and A

5/9/2019
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The environment, from questions around global warming to plastic in our oceans to single-stream recycling, is very much in the news on a seemingly daily basis.

Duration:00:56:16

The Deposit; Not-Rich Students; Do Colleges Care if You're Kind?

5/2/2019
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If you would consider yourself “not-rich” and are headed to a campus that could very well be filled with lots of students who are, don’t miss today’s show.

Duration:00:54:22

Disagreeing on College Choice; Micro Scholarships; AP Exams

4/25/2019
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Help—it’s almost May 1, and we can’t agree on a college! You won’t be the first student and parent not to be on the same page when it comes to college choice, and we’re pretty sure you won’t be the last.

Duration:00:54:33

Trends in Merit and Financial Aid Packages; Listener Questions

4/18/2019
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In previous shows we’ve covered how to negotiate for more merit money and appeal financial aid packages.

Duration:00:54:25

No Acceptances?; Financially Smart Lists; Third Culture Kids

4/11/2019
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Students with no acceptances will want to tune in to this week’s show, in which we will help you best handle an admissions season gone awry and offer suggestions for moving forward with your college plans.

Duration:00:54:57

Waitlisted? What to do and recent trends; Summer jobs and savings

4/4/2019
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In the world of college admissions, nothing may be more frustrating than the waitlist offer. “Thanks so much for applying.

Duration:00:56:17