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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

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Planning for college? Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for tips, techniques, and insider perspectives. Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton, a former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, and featuring her fellow admissions and college finance experts from Bright Horizons College Coach, the show shares what colleges are really looking for and how to highlight your hard-won achievements for the best chance at success. New episodes air every Thursday at 4 PM Eastern Time, 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel.

Planning for college? Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for tips, techniques, and insider perspectives. Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton, a former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, and featuring her fellow admissions and college finance experts from Bright Horizons College Coach, the show shares what colleges are really looking for and how to highlight your hard-won achievements for the best chance at success. New episodes air every Thursday at 4 PM Eastern Time, 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

Description:

Planning for college? Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for tips, techniques, and insider perspectives. Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton, a former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, and featuring her fellow admissions and college finance experts from Bright Horizons College Coach, the show shares what colleges are really looking for and how to highlight your hard-won achievements for the best chance at success. New episodes air every Thursday at 4 PM Eastern Time, 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel.

Language:

English

Contact:

877-402-6224


Episodes

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation - January 26th, 2023

1/26/2023

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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation - January 19th, 2023

1/19/2023

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Inside the Review Process; How to Get a Job; College Saving Goals

1/12/2023
Curious about what happens to your app once it’s in the hands of the admissions office? One of our former admissions officers, a veteran of four different admissions offices, will share more on the process. New year, new you? Or maybe just a new college savings plan. We have ideas! Finally, most college students have their sights set on a job post-graduation. We’re welcoming the former head of global recruitment for Bank of America to the show to share his tips for starting the process while...

Duration:00:56:24

College Applications Are In: Now What?

1/5/2023
Hopefully seniors everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief—applications are in! Today’s show is entirely focused on next step, whether admissions or finance related or keeping your counselors and teachers updated on your college results and decisions.

Duration:00:52:09

Summer Plans; Transfers; In-State Tuition/Out-of-State Students

12/29/2022
College student home for the holidays and already talking about transferring? We’ll talk about how to think that through and what the next steps should be. It’s never too early to start thinking about summer activities for high school students, so we’ll finish off the year discussing those. And in Tuition Tidbits #2, we’ll cover the reality of getting in-state tuition as an out-of-state student.

Duration:00:56:22

Common Data Set and Occupational Outlook Handbook

12/22/2022
Ever seen info from the Common Data Set or stumbled onto BLS.gov? Whether you’ve never heard of these information sources or have some passing insight, you’ll want to listen to today’s show. We’ll unpack what the CDS is and share how to best use it, and look into the wonders (our opinion!) of the Occupational Outlook handbook found at BLS.gov.

Duration:00:56:29

Early Decisions; Student Loan Repayment Update; Boston University

12/15/2022
Early admissions decisions are in—what’s next? Whether you were admitted, deferred, or denied, we have information on how to handle each option. We’ll also update listeners on the federal student loan repayment options and when we anticipate repayment starting up again. Finally, we’ll welcome Anne Corriveau from Boston University to share insight on the BU supplement and what’s new at the university.

Duration:00:51:43

Tuition Reciprocity/Exchange Programs; Niche Colleges: Hampshire

12/8/2022
There are a number of interesting options out there for tuition costs. We’re going to cover them in a new college finance series, Tuition Tidbits. Segment one does a deep dive on tuition reciprocity and exchange programs. In the second segment in our Niche Colleges series, we’ll welcome Fumio Sugihara from Hampshire College to share what’s new with the Amherst, MA-based institution.

Duration:00:54:15

Niche Colleges: St. John’s College; Listener Q&A

12/1/2022
Ever wonder about the more unique colleges that are out there, especially why they do what they do and who they’re designed to serve? In our new series, Niche Colleges, we’re exploring some of the different options available to students. We kick things off with a visit from Ben Baum of St. John’s College, which focuses on a Great Books curriculum for all. Tune in to learn more. We’ll also answer your admissions and college finance questions.

Duration:00:54:18

Encore Application Deadlines; Financing Advice; Common App Activity List

11/24/2022
Rising seniors already know that this summer is an important time to get ahead on their application work. One important component of that is finalizing your list and noting important submission deadlines. And understanding those options is key to your success. With that in mind, we’ll discuss early decision one and two, early action, restricted early action, priority, regular decision, and rolling decision. For those with tuition bills due, we have advice for securing financing for the...

Duration:00:50:48

Quirky Scholarships; Tips for Future Lawyers; New at Northeastern

11/17/2022
Over the past few years, Northeastern has introduced a number of options for freshmen hoping to spend their college years at the university. Admissions officer Beau Benson joins the podcast to share more details about each one. There are so many interesting scholarships out there—we’re bringing a few of the quirkier ones to your attention. Finally, Michael Simons, a partner at CMBG3 Law, joins to share tips for aspiring attorneys.

Duration:00:55:18

College Interview Tips; Seniors Getting Started; Higher Ed ROI

11/10/2022
Wondering if college is worth it? We’ll help you think through how to evaluate the return on investment and avoid some pitfalls that might decrease your ROI. Are you a senior or the parent of a senior who hasn’t yet done anything on the college process? We have some to dos and timelines to get you going! We’ll also discuss the who, what, where, when, and why of college interviews—tune in for some tips.

Duration:00:55:08

Emergency Fund Benefits; Pitzer College Essays; NESCAC Schools

11/3/2022
What’s a NESCAC anyway? Bates College admissions officer Scott Alexander joins the show to share a current view of his college and other NESCAC schools. Pitzer College admissions officer also joins the show to discuss the Pitzer essay supplements. And in our latest Personal Finance segment, we’ll go over the benefits of establishing an emergency fund.

Duration:01:00:00

Ithaca College & Notre Dame Essays; National Merit Semifinalists

10/27/2022
As you know, we are in the season of supplements. We’ll look at both Ithaca College and Notre Dame while also tackling those pesky major of interest and why this college questions in general. In other news, we look at what’s next from a financial perspective for National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

Duration:01:00:00

Ten Days Until November 1 college deadlines!; Updates from NACAC

10/20/2022
Ten days to November 1—yikes!! We have advice for what to focus on now as we inch closer to those November 1 deadlines. We’re also sharing our takeaways from the annual conference for National Association of College Admissions Counselors—NACAC for short.

Duration:01:00:00

Net Price Calculators; UVM; Atypical Deadlines & Applications

10/13/2022
What the heck is a net price calculator and why should you use one? Glad you asked—we’ll tell all in today’s show! We also welcome Chris Perlongo from the University of Vermont to talk early action, early decision, and supplemental essays about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Finally, we’re also sharing colleges with atypical deadlines and applications.

Duration:01:00:00

Top 10 FAFSA Questions; College Locations: City or Country?

10/6/2022
The FAFSA is live, and many of you have questions. We’ve assembled our list of the top 10 FAFSA questions along with the answers, and we’re sharing them with you! Three of our college admissions consultants will also share their experiences attending colleges in the “middle of nowhere” and in the heart of the city.

Duration:00:56:43

Undecided Majors, Unknown Major, CSS Profile

9/29/2022
Majors, majors, majors. Is it okay to be undecided? What about choosing something you’ve never studied before? On this week’s show, we’re exploring majors: how to think about them, how to choose them, when to wait (and whether or not that is a problem when it comes to admissions), and how to know that a major is right for you—even if you’ve never taken one course in the subject. We’ll also explain what the CSS Profile is, who requires it, and who needs to complete it.

Duration:00:54:10

Naviance; Supplemental Essays; Student Loan Program Updates

9/22/2022
Seniors completing the Common App and looking at a long list of supplemental essays may be asking, “but why do I have to write more essays?!” right about now. Becky Konowitz, dean of admissions at Santa Clara University joins the show to answer that question and dig into her own schools supplemental questions. In other segments, we’re breaking down recent updates re: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and sharing insight on how to maximize Naviance.

Duration:00:54:53

Too Late to Save for College?; Working Parents; Listener Q&A

9/15/2022
If you’ve been looking at college price tags and wishing you’d started saving earlier, you might want to tune in to today’s show. Guest Yvette Haring of TIAA-CREF will be talking about 520 college savings programs and whether or not it’s too late to open one (hint—probably not!). In other segments, we’re talking to working parents to find out how they make time to support their students (it’s Working Parents Day!), and answering listeners’ admissions and finance questions.

Duration:00:57:07