Best Application Essays podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Two high school seniors and one Columbia freshman explore the black box that is the college application process. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support
 
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It's been a long road leading up to this point. In this episode, Dominic and Nhi take a moment to reflect on the college admissions process to give advice on what they would do differently and reveal less discusses components of the college admissions process. If you can relate to any of the points mentioned in the episode, be sure to let us kn ...…
 
Go to www.gettheacceptanceletter.online right now and get a FREE 35 page ebook that teaches you how to write scholarship winning essays! I am offering EMERGENCY help for families with high school seniors who feel TOTALLY UNPREPARED in the college arena. Look, it does not matter why you: Haven’t filled out the FAFSA Haven’t applied to college Ha ...…
 
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Deferrals are an unfortunate part of the early application process. You worked so hard on that early application to just be shoved in with all of the regular decision applicants. Yes, we feel the pain as we can relate all too well. You can act two ways after being deferred: be discouraged or keep fighting. If you want to keep fighting, you've c ...…
 
According to scholarships.com, "Religious scholarships reward students who are actively involved with faith-related activities, pursuing religious-affiliated careers or ministry work, or even those who simply belong to that church. If you are active in your church community or strong in your religious faith, there are religious scholarship for ...…
 
One of the most common supplemental essay prompts colleges ask is the Why College prompt? These are often the most difficult essays to write because you want to be original, but not too original. In this episode, we talk about the importance of this essay, researching reasons to go to a school, structuring this essay in an anecdotal format, rel ...…
 
Did you know you Can Get A Scholarship For Your Parents' or GrandParents' Military Service? Listen to find out how.PS. I lead a community of parents who get their kids into college DEBT FREE. Join our #DebtFreeDegree List here for FREE tools and strategies: www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.online Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/g ...…
 
Early Decisions are out. If you got in, congrats! You are finally done! If you didn't, I know it sucks, but it's not over. There are so many other amazing schools out there, and I know you'll get into one that you love. Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information - http://bit.ly/aupod30Follow us on social media - Twitter - @a ...…
 
The road to a #DebtFreeDegree begins much earlier than many college bound families start. In this episode, I reveal FIVE KEY ACTIONS THE PARENTS OF A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN SHOULD TAKE NOW.Here is the amazon wish list for those incredible 9th graders I'll be serving in East St. Louis, ILhttps://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1M6ORK1LLOCTF?type=wis ...…
 
Johns Hopkins releases essays from previous admitted students. These can be great sources of inspiration and advice. In this episode of the podcast, we read the first few released essays and discuss what we like about them. Michael pulls out his AP Language cards and does some English teacher worthy rhetorical analysis. Nhi and Dominic comment ...…
 
Let's talk about College Matchmaking and how it is very much like romantic matchmaking. First, your college bound family must look for COMPATIBILITY, Next, you need to spend some time with the campus much like DATING allows you to spend time with a prospective partner. Finally, once you have found the ideal college match, then you can locate an ...…
 
Johns Hopkins releases essays from previous admitted students. These can be great sources of inspiration and advice. In this episode of the podcast, we read the first few released essays and discuss what we like about them. Michael pulls out his AP Language cards and does some English teacher worthy rhetorical analysis. Nhi and Dominic comment ...…
 
Chances are that sometime during the college application process, you've found yourself slacking off or procrastinating. In this week’s episode we’ll talk about how to stay productive during the college app process. We’ll give some tips and specific systems that Michael, Nhi, and Dominic have found helpful like hyper-scheduling your calendar, h ...…
 
The Common App has many sections - demographic information, test scores, educational history, academic honors, extracurricular activities, the additional information section, the Common App essay, recommendation letters, supplemental essays, and a little bit of common confusion among stressed-out seniors.Check out the show notes for links to mo ...…
 
Hi, my name is Treasure Shields Redmond and I am known as the "#DebtFreeDegree Expert." I help busy parents of college bound teens secure top tier education without massive debt. I do that at www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.onlineTap here to join a community of parents who have unlimited access to the #DebtFreeDegree System that netted my son $164,0 ...…
 
You thought you were free after pressing submit. Then, you get an email about an interview. What? Don't worry. In this episode, Michael and our guest host Sid talk about their experiences with the interview. Sid just had several interviews with schools like Swarthmore and Oxford. We give some sample questions, do's and don'ts, and some preparat ...…
 
Did you know that you can apply to LOTS of colleges at one time? And more than that, did you know that applying to LOTS of colleges is a step on the path to a #DebtFreeDegree? Listen to find out HOW.If you join the Get The Acceptance Letter Academy email list HERE:http://online.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f0cabd50e79951f8d56a2322b&id=00aeb ...…
 
It's November First and you've either already submitted your application or about to submit it. After months of stressing, you finally have finished the first round of applications. Now what? On this episode, we give some reminders for more forgettable pieces of the application and what you should be doing after the deadline.Check out the show ...…
 
Episode 49: How Your College Bound Teen's High School Can Help Them Find ScholarshipsContact me to come to your school and host a "SCHOLARSHIP-A-THON" or a "DEA-DAY" (DROP EVERYTHING & APPLY DAY).www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.onlineEmail: ProfessorRedmond@GetTheAcceptanceLetter.online Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/gettheacce ...…
 
Your resume will be the first thing employers, colleges, and interviewers see about you. Learn how to format and write a resume with strong and impactful descriptions. Listen till the end for an update in Dominic's college list drama.Check out the show notes - bit.ly/aupod23 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncover ...…
 
HOW TO CHOOSE A MAJORHere are 8 things to consider when choosing a majorI got these 8 things to consider from an article by Christian Eilers, a resume expert on ZETY1. Identify Interests, Values, Passions, and Abilities.2. Consider the Future.3. Choose the Right School.4. Give Yourself Time.5. Get Help.6. Spot Any Disadvantages Before Choosing ...…
 
Choosing your major may seem like the most daunting decision you need to make. It seems to ask you to determine your entire life with one checkbox. In reality, it's not that complicated at all. Just choose what you are interested in. In most cases, the major you choose doesn't close off opportunities, just opens up more specific ones. Tune in f ...…
 
The University of Chicago has some of the weirdest and wackiest supplemental essay prompts of any university we've seen. In this episode, we analyze each one and give some of the first ideas that come to our mind. We talk through the general processes that you should use to generate ideas, from simplifying the prompt, thinking about your narrat ...…
 
How a poor girl from the projects became the #DebtFreeDegree expertFind out my story and how I can help your college bound family here: www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.onlinePS. Get 3 months of access to the #DebtFreeDegree community, where you get a step by step system that'll show you how to get your kid into college and DEBT FREE for only $36!htt ...…
 
Everyone knows that by November 1 and January 1, Common Applications need to be sent. What else? We share some other items that are often forgotten but are very important like a schedule, recommendation letters, test scores, transcripts, essays, scholarships, financial aid, and more.Check out the show notes for links to more helpful information ...…
 
Have you been worrying about the FAFSA? Isn't it stressful being a busy parent of a college bound teen and worrying about filling out the FAFSA correctly? I figured out how to, and not just me, but ALL of the families I've helped have too. Now it's your turn. Let me show you the 5 key mistakes to avoid on the 2019-20 FAFSA. TAP HERE TO JOIN ME ...…
 
The distinction between liberal arts colleges and research universities is an artifact of a faraway time. Today, the differences between the two are far fewer, mainly centering around the size of school and the emphasis on undergraduate education. We also discuss a few pieces of breaking college news - Rice making tuition free for more students ...…
 
Senior year is going to be your hardest year of high school, but it can also be the best year. In this episode, we discuss how to schedule your senior year around college applications, scholarships, school, extracurriculars, and the inevitable senioritis. Stick around till the end and hear about how Dominic became the most infamous person at sc ...…
 
Episode 45: How GPA & Test Scores Can Help You Get ScholarshipsI help busy parents of college bound teens secure top tier education without massive debt. I do that at www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.onlineAre you a busy parent of a college bound teen and you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for college? Join me on this free webinar, where I ...…
 
Teacher recommendation letters are your reward for being a brown noser for four years. Just kidding... Kinda... Joining us to talk about how to get good teacher recommendation letters and how to build strong relationships with instructors is a 20 year veteran of public schools. Don Gonzalez is a teacher and magnet coordinator at the Judge Baref ...…
 
www.GetTheAcceptanceLetter.onlineAre you a busy parent of a college bound teen and you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for college? Join me on this free webinar, Sunday Sept 2 where I teach you “5 Simple Strategies To Find Millions of Dollars in Scholarships”https://events.genndi.com/register/818182175026315840/7dfff131a3 Become a supp ...…
 
The first step in the college application is process is picking which college you want to apply to. Applicants should pick schools in three ranges - safety, target, and reach schools. The number of schools they apply to will differ based on the applicant and their level of confidence. Finally, Michael shares his list and advises Dominic and Nhi ...…
 
We aren't just limited to schools in the United States. There are great schools internationally. We discuss the application processes for UK and Canadian schools as well as joint programs between American and international schools like Yale-NUS and NYU's programs. Finally, we reflect on whether applying internationally is actually worth it.Chec ...…
 
Extracurricular activities are the backbone of any college application, especially to top-tier schools. Freshmen need to start early. Upperclassmen need to develop their interests with awards and leadership positions. Seniors need to stay calm and not randomly resume pad. We discuss the activities we wish we had done and the ones we wish we had ...…
 
Episode 43: How To Use A 10K Scholarship Application To Win Even More Scholarships!If If you join the Get The Acceptance Letter Academy email list HERE:http://online.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f0cabd50e79951f8d56a2322b&id=00aeba6ac3You’ll get a FREE list of 7 places you can find millions of dollars in scholarships. Tap the link and let’s ...…
 
The Common App has many sections - demographic information, test scores, educational history, academic honors, extracurricular activities, the additional information section, the Common App essay, recommendation letters, supplemental essays, and a little bit of common confusion among stressed-out seniors.Check out the show notes for links to mo ...…
 
Episode 42: How The Right Essay Can Win You ScholarshipsThis week's episode is all about the two essays you need and how to structure them so win scholarships. If If you join the Get The Acceptance Letter Academy email list HERE:http://online.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f0cabd50e79951f8d56a2322b&id=00aeba6ac3You’ll get a FREE list of 7 pla ...…
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are partnering with Anchor.fm to launch a new way for you to help support the podcast. Just go to anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered and click the Listener Support button. It's that easy.School is starting soon. If you are about to be a junior, don't let senioritis strike early. We have tips about how to use your junior year ...…
 
This week on the Get The Acceptance Letter podcast, available on itunes, Google play, Pocket podcasts, and Overcast, I deep dive into:*Why ACT/SAT dates are so important *How to improve your ACT/SAT score*Why getting a "High" score isn't the only way ACT/SAT scores can affect college admissions*How to choose between the ACT and SAT*How ACT/SAT ...…
 
The college admissions process is very competitive and will only get more difficult. Join us as we discuss how to spike your application, one way of increasing your chances of getting in. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support
 
Episode 40: LeBron James Could Give YOU a Scholarship! In this week's episode I share the various professional sports teams and organizations that offer high dollar scholarships.http://gettheacceptanceletter.online/Are You a Busy Parent Of A College Bound Teen and You're Worried About How You're Going To Pay For College? Join me for this ON-Lin ...…
 
There is more to standardized testing than just the SAT and ACT. Join us to learn how to best take advantage of SAT subject tests and AP tests. We have had great success with them and now it's your turn. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support
 
Standardized tests are stressful for many students. Join us as we break down the differences between the SAT and ACT, how to study for each test, and strategies to maximize your score. Check out our show notes at www.admissionsuncovered.com/?p=200&preview=true.Please submit your questions and comments on our Contact Us form. Become a supporter ...…
 
http://gettheacceptanceletter.online/Are You a Busy Parent Of A College Bound Teen and You're Worried About How You're Going To Pay For College? Join me for this ON-Line FREE workshop THIS WednesDAY!https://events.genndi.com/register/818182175026315840/7dfff131a3If If you join the Get The Acceptance Letter Academy email list HERE: http://online ...…
 
Newsflash: everyone is struggling right now, especially with colleges changing the goalposts on standardized testing. Nhi and Dominic fret about how they are doing with their essays and overall application. Through it all, you'll find out where you need to be at this point in the summer.Check out the show notes here: http://bit.ly/2metnjv Becom ...…
 
Episode 38: I Help Dionne and Malaika Put #DebtFreeDegree Systems in PlaceDionne joined the get the acceptance letter parents Academy last month. Her daughter has an activist spirit and is targeting selective schools. In our call Dion is taking advantage of one of the perks of the get the acceptance letter parent Academy the free monthly one on ...…
 
Just because supplemental essays are short doesn’t mean they are easy. Join us in exploring essays answering why college, why major, extracurricular, speed dating, and your background prompts.See the show notes here: http://bit.ly/2KJHifE Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support…
 
We talk with Kevin Bai about how he helped lead the movement to end class rank in Plano ISD, how class rank hurts students, and why colleges don't really care about it.Check out our show notes at: https://wp.me/p9XkHM-2n Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/admissionsuncovered/support…
 
Episode 37: How To Apply For a Scholarship (So That You Get It)Every day I post a #DebtFreeDegree Alert on my facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/GetTheAcceptanceLetter/I this episode we walk through a scholarship and how to apply for it properly.My son has earned $164,000 in scholarship so far:). I feel good that he will land a colleg ...…
 
The November early application deadline is coming up quickly: learn about the differences between early action, early decision, early decision 2, and regular decision, whether applying early is advantageous, how you should pick between all your options, and what you should do if you are deferred.Check out the show notes on our website: http://b ...…
 
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