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Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.
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Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

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Episodes

242: The Most Important Factor in College Admissions - The College Prep Podcast

12/6/2018
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Are you surprised by what the “most important factor” in getting into college is? Gretchen was surprised when Megan told her that it’s the high school transcript. This episode contains everything you need to know about your high school transcript. […] The post 242: The Most Important Factor in College Admissions appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:37:38

241: Six Unusual Ways to Save Money on College - The College Prep Podcast

12/3/2018
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The cost of college continues to skyrocket! That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t all kinds of ways to save money wherever possible. Tune in to hear Megan’s wisdom about each of these money saving tips: Work as a Teaching […] The post 241: Six Unusual Ways to Save Money on College appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:26:16

240: Two New Coaches Reflect: What Do Students Struggle With Most? - The College Prep Podcast

11/26/2018
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Academic coaches get an intimate view into family life and student struggles. In this episode, Gretchen interviews two recent graduates from her training program about what surprised them most, and gleaned some great tips for families about how to be […] The post 240: Two New Coaches Reflect: What Do Students Struggle With Most? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:42:07

239: 5 Ways Parents, Teachers and Students Can Work Together - The College Prep Podcast

11/19/2018
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Have you ever noticed that adults often have higher expectations for students than for themselves? Gretchen shares her latest thinking about the ways in which both teachers and parents have made the teens in their lives the “identified patient”, and […] The post 239: 5 Ways Parents, Teachers and Students Can Work Together appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:48

238: Colleges Love Good Grammar! - The College Prep Podcast

11/12/2018
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Too many students have poor grammar, and it weakens their writing. This has become increasingly obvious to Megan as she works with students on writing their college admissions essays. If you are looking for skills to build or strengthen with […] The post 238: Colleges Love Good Grammar! appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:33:05

237: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Teens - The College Prep Podcast

11/5/2018
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Parenting teens is hard! Recently Gretchen asked all the coaches in her Facebook group for their advice to parents of their clients. Here is a summary of what they said — in a convenient and memorable top 10 list. We’ve […] The post 237: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Teens appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:34:31

236: Tips for Writing Resumes and Rocking Interviews - The College Prep Podcast

10/29/2018
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College interviews are not as big a deal as you think, but there are still some easy tips for how to knock them out of the park. In fact, it is nearly impossible to screw up your interview unless you […] The post 236: Tips for Writing Resumes and Rocking Interviews appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:32:07

235: Is it Even Possible to Make School Work “Fun”? - The College Prep Podcast

10/22/2018
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At a recent speaking gig about how to tackle procrastination, students asked Gretchen how to make school work fun! They seemed incredulous that “fun” is even a worthwhile pursuit when it comes to school. Listen in as Gretchen provides a […] The post 235: Is it Even Possible to Make School Work “Fun”? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:00

234: Military Academies and How to Get Accepted - The College Prep Podcast

10/15/2018
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Military academies require a lot of extra work to apply to, but it can be worth it for the high quality free education they provide if you get in. In this episode, Megan answers this listener question and details the […] The post 234: Military Academies and How to Get Accepted appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:18

233: How One University Teaches Study Skills - The College Prep Podcast

10/9/2018
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Indiana Wesleyan University has revamped their Learning Center and peer tutoring programs to be more “Study Cycle” friendly. Back in August Gretchen interviewed Melissa Sprock, Indiana Wesleyan University’s Learning Center Director, and opened up the interview for others to attend on […] The post 233: How One University Teaches Study Skills appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:58

232: Colleges are Marketing To You - The College Prep Podcast

10/1/2018
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If you have a high school junior or senior, you’ve probably seen the college admissions marketing machine in action. Colleges are spending about $1 million dollars each year to attract new students and there are some things you need to […] The post 232: Colleges are Marketing To You appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:17

231: 3 Organizational Habits Students Need to Be College Ready - The College Prep Podcast

9/24/2018
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Whether you are in middle or high school, it’s not too early to put several key organizational habits into place that help you be college ready. In today’s episode, Gretchen shares a funny story about a conversation with students that […] The post 231: 3 Organizational Habits Students Need to Be College Ready appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:43

230: The Coach Approach to Parenting and Teaching with ImpactADHD - The College Prep Podcast

9/17/2018
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How do parents and teachers support students in becoming more and more independent? Elaine Taylor-Klaus from ImpactADHD walks us through the four phases of transition in the adult/student relationship, and shares how taking on a Coach Approach to communicating with […] The post 230: The Coach Approach to Parenting and Teaching with ImpactADHD appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:37:47

229: Answers to Your Questions About the SAT and Advanced Placement - The College Prep Podcast

9/10/2018
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Questions! Questions! We love questions! Below are two questions about the SAT and Advanced Placement tests that we got recently from two moms: (1) “I just heard someone talking about their 2nd child who took a gap year and delayed […] The post 229: Answers to Your Questions About the SAT and Advanced Placement appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:22:33

228: Five Teacher Mistakes And What Students Can Do Instead - The College Prep Podcast

9/3/2018
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Well-meaning teachers make mistakes when it comes to setting students up to study effectively! Listen in as Gretchen shares five mistakes teachers accidentally make, including tips for how both students and teachers about how to handle the fallout of these […] The post 228: Five Teacher Mistakes And What Students Can Do Instead appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:50

227: Debunking Misinformation about the ACT’s Science Exam - The College Prep Podcast

8/27/2018
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Are you buying into some faulty information about ACT science? Megan walks you through what this section of the standardized test is really about — and believe it or not! — it’s not science. Go figure. Specifically, we discuss: (1) […] The post 227: Debunking Misinformation about the ACT’s Science Exam appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:11:01

226: A Simple Checklist for Helping Students Overcome Procrastination - The College Prep Podcast

8/20/2018
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How do you help a teen overcome their procrastination and take action on academic assignments they don’t want to do? In today’s episode Gretchen walks you through a checklist of four ways to help teens “get in gear” when they […] The post 226: A Simple Checklist for Helping Students Overcome Procrastination appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:12:49

225: Save Money on Testing with Fee Waivers - The College Prep Podcast

8/13/2018
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For many families, the costs of taking standardized tests like the ACT, SAT and AP’s are out reach. However, it is possible to receive fee waivers, and Megan breaks down exactly how. Tune in to learn more about topics like: […] The post 225: Save Money on Testing with Fee Waivers appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:13:32

224: Anti-Boring Tool #4 – Quizzable Study Tools - The College Prep Podcast

8/6/2018
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The most important part of studying is retrieval practice (in other words, testing yourself)… …but how do you test yourself in new and interesting ways so that you don’t bore yourself to tears? Tune in for Part 4 of the Anti-Boring Summer […] The post 224: Anti-Boring Tool #4 – Quizzable Study Tools appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:14:15

223: How to Apply for Testing Accommodations for ACT & SAT - The College Prep Podcast

7/30/2018
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It’s possible to receive accommodations on the SAT & ACT for students with physical or learning differences. However (and this is a super important point for families of these kinds of students): you need to apply in advance. Both SAT […] The post 223: How to Apply for Testing Accommodations for ACT & SAT appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:14:07