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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 ...
 
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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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...…
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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: 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.By Steve Schwartz.
 
For this episode, which is Part 2 of 3 on my series on access and equity, I interview Marie Bigham of ACCEPT. Marie and I jam on 30 practical ways that you can increase your participation in equity and justice in the world of college admissions and beyond. Whether you’re a parent, student, counselor, or admissions rep, you’ll find something for ...…
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.By Steve Schwartz.
 
This episode is part one of three on access and equity in the college counseling community. Today we meet Joan Liu, a counselor at a high school in Southeast Asia, who has been working on the front lines of access and equity issues during her career. When over 60 Nepali students suddenly lost their full-tuition scholarships in April of last yea ...…
 
In this episode you’ll hear Adam’s take on: What’s a “good” score? How much do SAT scores matter? Do students even need standardized tests? When should students take the test? What’s the difference between the SAT and the ACT? Do students need the optional essay? The most important things to know about subject tests A few words about the PSAT I ...…
 
On this podcast we discuss: Why parents should stop telling their students that there are tons of school and to not worry about where they will go Why (and how) to limit the amount of time you spend talking about college When the best time to start talking about college is The three most stressful parts of college admissions for students--and h ...…
 
On this episode we discuss, among other things: How common testing anxiety is (you may be surprised) How anxiety functions in the body Strategies for changing how you think about anxiety #reframing Some ways you can understand and adjust self-talk What cognitive rehearsal is and how it can help A brief intro to the emotional freedom technique H ...…
 
On this episode we discuss: Are standardized tests evil? What are some other standardized test myths that people tend to believe? To what extent does the SAT or ACT measure what students need to know in college? Important statistics from “Crossing the Finish Line,” a book that outlines the research around how well standardized test scores predi ...…
 
This episode is an interview… on interviews! Monica James--whom you may’ve heard previously on the podcast in the episode on Demonstrated Interest--absolutely crushes it in this interview, offering more practical advice than you’ll find in most weekend workshops on this topic. And it’s no wonder: for years she’s been teaching people (and in par ...…
 
Should you apply Early Decision or not? Is there a statistical advantage to applying early or not? When making this decision, it might help to know what the regular decision acceptance rate is for a school and what the Early Decision acceptance rate for a school is and then compare those numbers. That’s the first thing we cover on this episode. ...…
 
On this episode I talk with Jennie about: Why she created the chart in the first place She explains why your student doesn’t have to be incredible in order to get merit aid How much students’ ability to pay matters in admissions How to use the chart, including how Jennie walks students through a consultation Why students might decline to ask fo ...…
 
On this episode Jeff and I discuss this rad resource on which schools are most generous with financial aid and after he shares with us his story, we discuss: Three huge myths that students and parents have about financially planning for college Why parents should ignore the school’s sticker price Which schools meet 100% of demonstrated need (an ...…
 
On this episode I interview Anne Wager, who used to work for many years in data and technology but made the transition to counseling and, as she puts it, “out of desperation”, developed a set of cards that she uses with students to help them identify, not just their preferences for what they’re looking for in a college, but what she called “dee ...…
 
This episode represents part four of four in my epic mini-series with Tutor Ted and in this one I share what steps to take to turn your essay from “just okay” to “great.” Specifically, though, I share: What I believe the qualities of a great college essay are An example essay that demonstrates those four qualities A step-by-step process for bri ...…
 
This is part three of my four-part series with Ted Dorsey (aka Tutor Ted). On the last two episodes I interviewed Ted, while on this episode (and on the next one), Ted turns the tables on and interviews me. On this episode Ted just wanted to give folks a chance to get to know me better, so we discussed: How I ended up as the College Essay Guy ( ...…
 
I’ve handed the reins over to my guest Ted Dorsey (AKA Tutor Ted), who has scored perfectly on the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, and let him do the podcast, where he’s going to offer up clear steps to improving your ACT score--in less time than it takes to bake a potato. He’ll dish up tips on how to use your calculator during the ACT, the importance of m ...…
 
Ted Dorsey, aka Tutor Ted, scored perfectly on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT. Oh, and on the SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math Level 2. A graduate of Princeton and UCLA, Ted founded the test prep company Tutor Ted to help students around the world prepare for their college entrance tests. He and his team have authored five test prep books, incl ...…
 
This is part 2 of 2 of podcast episodes recorded last month in Eastern China. I met with Mark Moody, a friend of mine and a fantastic counselor with a ton of experience and some cool opinions you may not have heard before. During our chat we cover: His “Quick and Dirty List Builder,” a document he put together to help students and counselors fi ...…
 
If you know me, or if you’ve listened to the podcast before you know what a resource junkie I am… the same can be said, I think, for my guest on this episode, Shaun McElroy. Shaun is the publisher of two blogs: www.internationalcounselor.org which focuses on all things college admissions and which, I do believe, is one of the oldest continuousl ...…
 
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