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better grades with less stress on the path to the perfect college

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better grades with less stress on the path to the perfect college

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Episodes

457: How to Find Meaningful Community Service Opportunities

1/23/2023
Megan and Erin answer a parent question today about service opportunities and where to find them (even with a busy schedule). Erin gives her top three places to look for meaningful experiences and Megan shares a few opportunities that have ... Read More » The post 457: How to Find Meaningful Community Service Opportunities appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:17:56

456: Stop Saying “This Is So Hard!”

1/16/2023
Megan has been hearing students (and her son) say that they “have so much work to do” and that things are “so hard.” How can we help students reframe their thinking? Erin gives a mini-primer of Growth Mindset and encourages ... Read More » The post 456: Stop Saying “This Is So Hard!” appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:06

455: What You Need to Know About the New Digital SAT

1/9/2023
Yes, you read that right, there is a new SAT coming and Megan helps answer all of the questions about what has been announced thus far: Erin and Megan also discuss some of the potential challeges with the new testing ... Read More » The post 455: What You Need to Know About the New Digital SAT appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:29:37

454: What’s the Best Advice You Have Received?

1/2/2023
We kick off the new year with advice we were given and want to hear yours! Erin talks about a study she read and wonders – how do you get others to take your “good advice?” Link to researcher Lauren ... Read More » The post 454: What’s the Best Advice You Have Received? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:31

453: 2022 Year in Review

12/26/2022
Catch up with the team and hear how Megan, Gretchen, and Erin are wrapping up this year and what they are looking forward to next year. Gretchen shares about her new business venture for educators, Megan gives some advice about ... Read More » The post 453: 2022 Year in Review appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:30:26

452: Community Colleges

12/19/2022
Once called Junior Colleges, community colleges are local educational institutions that offer a variety of programs with easy access, but the stigma of community colleges has kept students from considering them in their college journey. Hear Erin completely nerd out ... Read More » The post 452: Community Colleges appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:15

451: “More Right” — How to Crack Multiple Choice Tests

12/12/2022
Multiple choice tests have been both a frustration and a celebration for students–they think it wil be easy and them feel overwhelmed by the choices. Plus, we share some SAT upcoming changes in 2024 and what Megan and her son ... Read More » The post 451: “More Right” — How to Crack Multiple Choice Tests appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:26:45

450: December: Standardized Tests and Final Exams

12/5/2022
It’s December and that means it is all about tests–final exams and SAT/ACT planning for juniors. Some seniors are hearing back from colleges while others are working on their final push to complete applications. Megan asks Erin about some study ... Read More » The post 450: December: Standardized Tests and Final Exams appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:03

449: Why Colleges Say No–Top Reasons for Rejection

11/28/2022
Rejection can hurt and leave us wondering “why?” Megan covers some of the reasons a college might say no to a student. Erin and Megan also discuss how many colleges to apply to and how to strategize when applying to ... Read More » The post 449: Why Colleges Say No–Top Reasons for Rejection appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:26:41

448: Do Colleges Want to See Depth or Breadth?

11/21/2022
We’ve all heard that colleges want to see involved students who show academic readiness by completing a rigorous high school program. But do colleges prefer depth– specializing in fields like STEM or humanities, focusing on one or two extracurriculars, or ... Read More » The post 448: Do Colleges Want to See Depth or Breadth? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:29

447: How College Rankings Hurt Students

11/14/2022
College rankings have been in the news again. Columbia University fell from #2 to #18 after lying about student data. Rankings are flawed and rarely reflect families’ college priorities, but they captivate audiences and continue to drive admission decisions at ... Read More » The post 447: How College Rankings Hurt Students appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:22

446: November: Middle of the Semester Tasks for Success

11/7/2022
The month of November is deceptively calm for some students, but there are still college planning and academic tasks to complete. Tune in to find out how students can work this month to make the end of the semester much ... Read More » The post 446: November: Middle of the Semester Tasks for Success appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:18:05

445: How To Identify (And Fix) Common Causes of Procrastination

10/31/2022
Many students struggle with procrastination–sometimes for surprising reasons. Erin Wilson of Seattle Success Coaching shares the 5 primary reasons students procrastinate and multiple strategies to get past your desire to put off tasks. There might also be times when procrastination ... Read More » The post 445: How To Identify (And Fix) Common Causes of Procrastination appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:20:57

444: Success in Admission Starts with the Right List of Schools [reprise]

10/24/2022
This episode originally aired in September 2017. Most admission disappointment start now, with families who don’t take time to create the right college list. Listen in as Megan walks you through the 6 kinds of schools you should definitely apply ... Read More » The post 444: Success in Admission Starts with the Right List of Schools [reprise] appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:33:10

443: College Admissions Essays: Frequently Asked Questions

10/17/2022
Essays can be a key factor in successful college applications. Guest co-host Erin Wilson asks some of the most frequent questions she’s hear from students. Which topics are overdone? Should you disclose a disability? Should the essay focus on your ... Read More » The post 443: College Admissions Essays: Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:46

442: October: How to Make the Most of the Inevitable Dip This Month

10/10/2022
Hopefully you’ve settled into this semester! October is a good time to identify academic weaknesses and make plans for improvement. Gretchen offers strategies for families and teachers to assess progress and work on better habits and grades while there is ... Read More » The post 442: October: How to Make the Most of the Inevitable Dip This Month appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:42

441: College Orientation: A Make or Break Factor for Student Success

10/3/2022
College orientation is not usually a factor students and parents consider when choosing what colleges to apply to, but it should be! Megan walks us through what makes for a good orientation, the power of meaningful connections as soon as ... Read More » The post 441: College Orientation: A Make or Break Factor for Student Success appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:27

440: Stop Student Brain Drain and Take Charge of Technology

9/26/2022
We are draining our brains of much needed energy and attention, thanks to social media and the way new communication technologies work. Tune in to discuss a single act that all families can do to help preserve parents’ and students’ ... Read More » The post 440: Stop Student Brain Drain and Take Charge of Technology appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:26

439: Time Management or Study Skills: What’s First on the Agenda This School Year?

9/19/2022
What should students focus on first this semester, to get things started off right? Megan gets some personal coaching from Gretchen about how to help her son get into better gear this year, and we also discuss how to help ... Read More » The post 439: Time Management or Study Skills: What’s First on the Agenda This School Year? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:17:52

438: September: Tips for Teachers AND Students for Getting Off to a Great Start

9/12/2022
What can families and educators be considering as we slide into September? Megan and Gretchen share a short checklist of important tasks to consider related to college admissions, academic skill development and classroom routines, as we all try to build ... Read More » The post 438: September: Tips for Teachers AND Students for Getting Off to a Great Start appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:20:55