Best Collegeadmissions podcasts we could find (Updated July 2019)
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Stressed about applying to college? Looking for that *something* to provide an edge when test scores and GPA aren't enough to set your child apart? College admission counselor Steve Schwartz (Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com) shares insights on everything college admissions – college essays, scholarships, test prep, and more. This show is for you if you’re looking to craft college applications that will showcase your child's strengths and maximize chances of admission. Please (1) subscribe ...
 
Let a college admission expert (Mark) and a mom who's been through the process (Anika) guide you through the college admission process. Learn key strategies and hear true stories on topics ranging from building the right college list, getting admitted to the colleges on your list; how to pay for college, and even choosing the right career. Each week, in order, we will discuss a hot college admissions article; we will shares insights from the college admission book, "!71 Answers", we will ded ...
 
Practical, up-to-date interviews with experts in college admissions, financial aid, personal statements, test prep and more. Ethan Sawyer (aka College Essay Guy), interviews deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. From creating an awesome college list to appealing a financial aid letter, Ethan skips the general advice and gets right to th ...
 
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In this episode you will hear: (3:36) In this week’s news, an article from the Wall Street Journal, “Colleges Mine Data on their Applicants” by Douglas Belkin. Some colleges are tracking the online activity of prospective students to evaluate their demonstrated interest in the schools. From how fast they open their emails, if they click any lin ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (5:03) In this week’s news, an article from The Atlantic, “College Sports Are Affirmative Action for Rich White Students” by Saahil, Desai. African American males are known to dominate college football and basketball, but according to Desai, this is not a true reflection of who has access to college sports. It was ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (5:36) In this week’s news, a NY Times article “4 Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable” by Lara Takenaga of the New York Times. Student debt in the US has reached $1.5 trillion while many recent graduates in other countries have graduated debt free. Takenaga’s article s ...…
 
This is a special episode of the College Admissions Toolbox podcast in collaboration with the Your College Bound Kid podcast where we discuss extracurriculars, the recent college admissions scandal, and more. Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resource ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (8:09) In this week’s news, a Philadelphia Magazine article “Teenagers are More Stressed Than Ever. Who’s to Blame?” by Tom McGrath. McGrath suggests that affluent parents play a large roll in teens who report that they are stressed all the time. As good hearted as their intentions may be, McGrath is saying that t ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (5:30) In this week’s news, an Atlantic article “How to Rank College Ranking Sites” by Will Dix. Dix does an outstanding job of highlighting the fact that there is a huge market for college rankings and he goes on to list and describe 13 ranking sites that families use amongst the various rankings that are availab ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (5:47) In this week’s news, an Atlantic article “Does is Really Matter Where You Go to College?” by Derek Thompson. Applying to the most elite institutions is highly stressful for so many people because they feel it’s the only way to get the absolute top notch instruction, to get connected to prestigious alumni an ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (6:28) In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Colleges have been under pressure to admit needier kids. It’s backfiring”, by Catherine Rampell. A pair of university professors from Stanford and the University of Virginia have studied the disadvantages of schools who user certain “economic opportunity” ...…
 
This is a special episode of College Admissions Toolbox in collaboration with Statement Guru podcast where we compare and contrast undergraduate college admissions essays and graduate school personal statements, the recent college admissions scandal, and more. Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (6:22) In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Temple University Settles Suit Over Fudged Data on MBA Ranking”, by Kelsey Gee. Temple agrees to pay nearly $5.5 million to current and former business school students after the university acknowledged that their online MBA program’s top spot in a nationwi ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
Hi friends! This is the first time on the podcast that I discuss the “what comes next” of the college admissions process--and who better to do it than Harlan Cohen, author of the NY Times bestseller, The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College--a book I’ve had on my bookshelf for many years. On this podcast Harlan off ...…
 
In this episode you will hear: (4:20) In this week’s news, a Hechinger Report article “Non-degree badges are booming, are they useful?”, by Matt Krupnick. While there is a general consensus on what a college degree represents, there is confusion over new online credentials and if they are useful to employers and job seekers. Thousands of creden ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (4:43) In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Oberlin, University of Chicago and Other Elite Colleges Extend Application Deadlines”, by Melissa Korn. Schools are claiming to extend their application deadlines to ensure that all students have an opportunity to apply, however Korn suggests that this is ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:52) In this week’s news, a Hechinger Report article “America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus”, by Laura Pappano. What’s really on the table is the dicey matter of how diversity gets measured – and even now, what exactly it is. Should someone’s race, socio economic status, gende ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (6:33) In this week’s news, a Forbes article “6 Terms to Stop Using in College Admissions”, by Brennan Barnard. Barnard surveys admissions professionals about terms they feel should stop being used either because of their overusage or misconstrued understanding. Mark and Anika have a spirited and at times, “humoro ...…
 
This is a special episode of College Admissions Toolbox in collaboration with the College Admissions with Mark and Anna podcast where we discuss the recent college admissions scandal, extracurriculars, and more. Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resou ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
Links: Admissions Uncovered Website Admissions Uncovered iTunes College Admissions Toolbox Website College Admissions Toolbox iTunes Racist Julian von Abele Columbia-Barnard Relationship Questions? Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:47) In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Hackers Breach College-Applicant Databases and Seek Ransom”, by Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn. Hackers were recently able to reset college staff member passwords to get data on prospective students and attempt to sell it back to them for the sticker pric ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (6:04) In this week’s news, a Hechinger Report article "Embattled colleges focus on an obvious fix-helping students graduate on time”, by Jon Marcus. While most students expect to earn degrees in 4 years, fewer than half actually do. Marcus outlines the reasons why students are not graduating within 4 years – beyo ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (2:39) In this week’s news, a Hollywood Reporter article "6 Tips From College Admissions Pros on Standing Out, by Margaret Loftus of US News. The author lists tips ranging from social media advice to building your academic strengths and recommendations. (21:59)We are in Chapter 63 of 171 Answers and we’re talking ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:40)In this week’s news, a Hollywood Reporter article"Everybody'sDoing It": Cheating Scandal Shows How Privileged Kids FakeDisability”, byScott Johnson and Peter Kiefer.According to parents and counselors, it’s common practice for parents at elite schools to pay for a doctor’s diagnosis that allows their childre ...…
 
Links: How to be a High School Superstar: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0767932587 60 minutes interview (SAT cheating scandal in Great Neck): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqFEiP10_E SAT Writing Book: https://www.amazon.com/College-Pandas-SAT-Writing-Advanced/dp/098949649X/ College Admissions Toolbox with Steve Schwartz: https://www.coll ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (2:56) In this week’s news,a Vox. com article“What the college admissions scandal reveals about the psychology of wealth in America”, by Anna North.When the Department of Justice revealed that dozens of people were accused of bribery and lying so their kids could get into elite colleges,one question kept coming up ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:25) In this week’s news, a Boston Globe article “A catalog of wealth and privilege: Feds allege college bribery scam”, by Travis Andersen, John R. Ellement and Deirdre Fernandes. In what authorities are calling the largest college admissions scam ever – 33 parents and a California businessman named William Sing ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:30) In this week’s news, an Inside Higher article “Liberal Arts College Mega Mergers”, by John Kroger. We often hear of liberal arts colleges closing their doors or cutting faculty and programs. Kroger walks through the options that these schools should consider and points out the 3 main reasons they are findin ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (3:35) In this week’s news, a NY Times article “They’re not fact checking. How lies in college admissions can slip through the net”, by Anemona Hartocollis. The pressure on prospective students to lie or embellish in their college applications has intensified, admissions officers say, and colleges are doing little ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
In this episode you will hear: (2:41) In this week’s news, “New Front in College Admissions, Nudging Students to Decide Early”, by Douglas Belkin in the Wall Street Journal. (21:12) We are in chapter 57 of 171 Answers and we’re talking through how your student can showcase their passions for their activities they are involved in outside of scho ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
(2:57) In this week’s news, “Ten College Majors with the Biggest Gender Gap”, by Katie Bardaro. While most attention turns toward the lack of women in STEM fields, many majors overwhelmingly experience gender imbalance and Bardaro writes that this is mostly contributed to how societal standards dictating how men and women should and should not ...…
 
Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resources on the college admission process.
 
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