Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

By Elizabeth Heaton

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.

  1. 1.
    Getting In: A College Coach Conversation - September 16th, 2021
    54:24
  2. 2.
    Getting In: A College Coach Conversation - September 9th, 2021
    54:01
  3. 3.
    UC Essays; Repaying Federal Student Loans; Stories From Our Team
    53:22
  4. 4.
    Fall Admissions Timelines for High School Seniors; Using Naviance
    52:52
  5. 5.
    Community Service; Mental Health and Financial Aid; the PSAT
    50:51
  6. 6.
    Researching Colleges; Applying Early; Finance Tips for Graduates
    51:18
  7. 7.
    Stories From Our Team; Listener Q&A
    52:51
  8. 8.
    Demonstrated Need; 3+2 Engineering Programs; Supplemental Essays
    52:52
  1. 9.
    Financial Fit; Supporting Your Recruited Athlete; UC Myths
    53:25
  2. 10.
    Tips for Transitioning to College; The Importance of Saving Money
    53:07
  3. 11.
    Preparing for College Interviews; Listener Q&A
    56:11
  4. 12.
    Early Education Degrees; Common App Essay; Personal Finance 101
    54:27
  5. 13.
    Tips for Transfers; Paying for Advanced Degrees; Physical Therapy
    51:48
  6. 14.
    A Parent’s Perspective; Summer App Work; Tuition Payment Plans
    54:42
  7. 15.
    Med School Residency Matching; Listener Q&A
    52:57
  8. 16.
    ROTC, Tuition Reciprocity Programs, Recommendation Letters
    53:02
  9. 17.
    Staying Healthy in College; Healthy Finances and Mental Health
    52:57
  10. 18.
    Scholarship Searches; Film Majors; Common App Activities List
    56:10
  11. 19.
    SAT VS ACT—What Are the Differences?: Listener Q&A
    53:47
  12. 20.
    College Deposit; Working In College; Pre-Med Application Options
    52:25
  13. 21.
    Gap Year Options; Athletic Recruits; Project Management Tips
    52:57
  14. 22.
    Who Gets In and Why: A Conversation with Jeffrey Selingo
    55:45
  15. 23.
    Applying to Undergraduate Business Schools; Listener Q&A
    53:21
  16. 24.
    Making a Final College Choice; Applying to Catholic Colleges
    52:21
  17. 25.
    Summer Planning; Career Counseling for Teens; FAFSA Changes
    53:50
  18. 26.
    Discussion with reporter Melissa Korn, co-author of Unacceptable
    53:16
  19. 27.
    Preparing for the College Essay; Listener Q&A
    53:11
  20. 28.
    Demonstrating Interest; RD Results; Parent Financing Options
    51:37
  21. 29.
    Veteran/Military Families; Racial Justice & Equity at Whittier
    50:59
  22. 30.
    Military Academy Application; College Lists; Financial Aid Awards
    56:20
  23. 31.
    Standardized Test Policies for 2021/2022; Listener Q&A
    53:05
  24. 32.
    Affirmative Action; Financial Aid Awards; Too Late to Apply?
    51:07
  25. 33.
    Ivy League Admits; Employer-Funded Degrees; In-State Tuition
    51:22
  26. 34.
    Who Gets In and Why: A Year In College Admissions
    52:10
  27. 35.
    Scholarship Offers; Med School Gap Years; Associates to Bachelors
    50:50
  28. 36.
    Admissions Bloopers; Listener Q&A
    52:46
  29. 37.
    Applications Are In: Now What?; Tips for Juniors Getting Started
    54:08
  30. 38.
    Admissions Resolutions; Attending & Paying for College as Adults
    52:56
  31. 39.
    Post-Bacc Programs; Spending Resolutions; Regular Decision Lists
    52:37
  32. 40.
    Attending a Women’s College; Listener Q&A
    51:25
  33. 41.
    Deferrals; Keeping Scholarships & Aid; Elon & UMiami (FL) Essays
    53:06
  34. 42.
    Is Bribery the Only Way In to an Ivy?; Early Round Results; Preparing for Student Loan Payments
    54:08
  35. 43.
    Encore 9th & 10th Grade: Curriculum, Extracurriculars, & Financial Tips
    51:18
  36. 44.
    Supplemental Essays for Notre Dame; Listener Q&A
    55:12
  37. 45.
    Seniors Starting Now; Transfer Planning; Harvard & Tufts Essays
    52:06
  38. 46.
    Financial Aid Apps In—Now What?; Choosing a Public Honors College; Purdue & UIUC Supplemental Essays
    52:42
  39. 47.
    University of Washington and Arizona State Honors and Supplemental Essays; Listener Q&A
    52:48
  40. 48.
    Biggest Admissions and College Finance Myths in 2020; When Are You Ready to Submit?
    51:53
  41. 49.
    Why This College Essays for the Ivies; EFC and the College List; Evaluating Your College List
    51:25
  42. 50.
    Maximizing Sections of the Common App; CSS Profile; Supplemental Essays for Georgia Tech and UGA
    51:52

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