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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, "171 Answers: To The Most- ...
 
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In this episode you will hear: (04:16) In this week’s news, an article from the University Gazette, “Study Finds that More AP Classes May Not Be Better”. University of NC Chapel Hill’s undergraduate office found that taking more than 5 AP courses, probably doesn’t prepare students any better for college. Taking AP courses up to that certain amo ...…
 
Choosing College (the book) https://www.choosing.college (free app) 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: (04:45) In this week’s news, an article from The Atlantic, “Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside D.C.’s Most Elite Private School” by Adam Harris. Sidwell Friends, a highly selective Quaker school in Washington DC, has been dealing with abhorrent parent behavior that has resulted in the resignation of some of thei ...…
 
Choosing College (the book) https://www.choosing.college (free app) 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: (04:53) In this week’s news, an article from Wall Street Journal, “Survive College Application Season with the Family in One Piece” by Sue Shellenbarger. Many parents take total control of their kid’s application process believing that it’s too important for it to be a learning experience for their kids. Shellenba ...…
 
This is a special episode of the College Admissions Toolbox podcast in collaboration with Andy Lockwood of the College Planning Edge podcast where I interview Andy Lockwood on common financial aid mistakes, paying for college, and more. Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsT ...…
 
In this episode you will hear: (06:50) In this week’s news, an article from Forbes, “Admission Deans Share Tips for College Applications” by Brennan Barnard. Recognizing the many students will procrastinate until days or even hours before their application deadlines, Barnard sought sound advice from admission leaders on how to avoid submitting ...…
 
This is a special episode of the College Admissions Toolbox podcast in collaboration with the College Planning Edge Podcast where host Andy Lockwood interviews me on extracurriculars, college essays, and more. Email me at Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com with any questions. I'm here for you. Visit CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com for free resourc ...…
 
In this episode you will hear: (06:20) In this week’s news, an article from Pro-Publica.org, “Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid” by Jodi Cohen and Melissa Sanchez. Dozens of rich families in Chicago have been discovered scamming the admissions system, this time as it relates to financial aid. Th ...…
 
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: (03:00) In this week’s news, an article from Pro-Publica, “The Admission Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers” by Marian Wang. Colleges are gaming their numbers through what the writer calls strategically achieved statistics. College-bound students often look at stats to weigh their options, and college ...…
 
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.
 
(5:28) In this week’s news, an article from Inside Higher Ed, “When Colleges Seek Diversity through Photoshop” by Scott Jaschik. Schools have been busted using Photoshop to add students of color into their marketing materials in places where the original photo was taken with a white student. Though the practice is deemed unethical, research has ...…
 
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: (6:24) In this week’s news, an article from the Wall Street Journal, “Over 60 and Crushed by Student Loan Debt” by Anna Maria Andriotis. The last count for the amount of student loan debt owned by people over the age of 60 was $86 billion. These individuals either paid for their family to attend school or went bac ...…
 
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: (4:37) In this week’s news, an article from Business Insider, “7 Admissions Officers Share the Things They Never Tell Applicants” by Joel Butterly. Butterly shares the results from asking admission representatives from Yale, Brown, Stanford, University of Chicago, MIT, and Princeton & University of Pennsylvania – ...…
 
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: (3:36) 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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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