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Welcome to the Simply Smarter Podcast hosted by College Prep Expert Caleb Pierce and Marketing Director Jill Purcell. On this show, we’ll help families navigate some of the areas surrounding the college prep process by providing college and ACT related advice for students and their families. Listen each week to find out how students can score better on college placement tests, with techniques and methods that build confidence, beat test anxiety, and identify strengths within each student.
 
Confused about the road to college? Don’t know where to begin your college search? The College Checklist podcast is your source for great information on the college admissions journey. Hosted by SAT & ACT expert and entrepreneur Lauren Gaggioli, the College Checklist features interviews from college counselors, admission officers and other professionals who can help you get into college, pay for school with scholarships, and succeed once you’re there. This podcast also features test prep tip ...
 
We’re Kaplan Test Prep. We prepare you for the milestones that shape your future. Listen to our shows for test tips and admissions analysis that can help you get into graduate school and beyond. Our expert hosts and panelists will ensure you’re ready for whatever educational test you face. No matter what subject you’re studying or school you’re applying to, our shows can help you prepare for standardized tests and everything after.
 
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Today we sit down with one of our Premier-Level Tutors, Audrey Hazzard, who has been a tutor with Get Smarter Prep for over ten years. Audrey talks about the changes she has seen in the tutoring industry over the past ten years and offers advice to high school students who are taking on more than they can handle. Free Practice Test every Saturday m…
 
A Decade of Changes with Stephen Heiner: Part Two continues. Season Five of the Simply Smarter Podcast kicks off with a look back at all of the changes within the past 10 years, featuring Stephen Heiner. Stephen was the President of Get Smarter Prep from 2006-2012. He turns the tables on Caleb and Jill and asks them questions about how Get Smarter …
 
Season Five of the Simply Smarter Podcast kicks off with a look back at all of the changes within the past 10 years, featuring Stephen Heiner. Stephen was the President of Get Smarter Prep from 2006-2012. He turns the tables on Caleb and Jill and asks them questions about how Get Smarter Prep has adapted within the decade.…
 
On this episode, we take a look at the approaching deadlines students need to look at in the next few months. Caleb and Jill break down what students and parents will need to accomplish in December, January, and February including essays, FAFSA, letters of recommendation and more. We've also teamed up with Tamara Day of HGTV's Bargain Mansions! We …
 
On today's episode, Caleb and Jill break down the newest changes within the reading section of the ACT called "Visual and Quantitative Information" questions. These new questions were recently released on the July ACT. We talk about how these VQI questions will negatively or positively affect students' scores. Plus, stay tuned for a new program we …
 
On today's episode, Jill gets to know Get Smarter Prep's new Director of Enrollment, Stacey Jacks. We get to know about her background, her favorites, and more about what her role at Get Smarter Prep will be. If you don't know about her interesting food choices, now is the time to enlighten your senses. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts.…
 
Today's Simply Smarter episode will cover what high school students should be thinking about between their Sophomore Year and Junior Year. What can students start doing now to prepare for college during the summer before their Junior Year? 🌞 Hint, it's not all work! Free Practice Test College Handcrafted Initial Consultation Templates & Initial Gui…
 
Do I need to take the ACT or not? Do I really need an ACT score to get into college? On today's episode, Caleb and Jill tackle a few of the questions surrounding college admissions. We seem to be hearing the same questions from different parents and we wanted to clarify what colleges are looking for, specifically for the class of 2022 and beyond. G…
 
On today's episode, Caleb and Jill discuss the difference between Academic Scholarships and Athletic Scholarships as well as the divisions among athletic scholarships. They also point out different scholarships that may not be very common, but are available. If you're ready to find scholarships for college, make sure to listen to today's show!…
 
This month, Get Smarter Prep celebrates our 15-Year Anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, Caleb and Jill look back over the last fifteen years to where Get Smarter Prep started. They walk through the history of Get Smarter Prep from the founder, the tutors, the partners, and to the future. 15 Year Anniversary blog Caleb Pierce & Jill Purcell …
 
If you listened to the last episode featuring just-graduated-high-school-Adam, be prepared to teleport 3 years into the future and meet almost-graduated-college-Adam! He's the same focused, dedicated student he always has been and he's back to share a great deal of insight for other students who are getting ready to head off to college for the firs…
 
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Adam when he was a junior in high school. Not only was he thoroughly committed to improving his ACT scores, he then leveraged those scores for some really impressive merit aid awards. He's a very focused young man who worked hard and reaped the rewards of his efforts. I always find it so ins…
 
In my 13 years helping college-bound high school students, I've seen many students lose their way. Sometimes they lose connection with what they want and why they started on the path to college. They had direction once, but - over time - it slipped away. Or they realize that what they want from life is shifting, but the work they’ve done so far mak…
 
On today's episode, Caleb and Jill wrap up what's left of 2020's school year and move onto 2021. They also talk about potential ACT dates that are fitting for students, creating realistic goals, and ending the year on a positive note. If you know of a well-deserving student who would benefit from an ACT Scholarship through Get Smarter Prep, please …
 
If you're not hopeful about the future... If your next steps feel forced... If you feel your purpose lies on a different path than the one you're currently walking... ...then this episode is for you. And, if I'm honest, this episode is for me too. It's for high school me who was so lost and felt compelled to plod towards a future she wasn't genuine…
 
While this episode was recorded before the pandemic, the information is particularly relevant today as many students and their families scramble to make alternate college plans. Over the years, no more so than now, I've heard many parents say, "We're just going to have her go to community college because she doesn't know what she wants to do." Chan…
 
College Expert, Caleb Pierce discusses the top ten current trends in college admissions for high school students. So much has changed for students in the past 6 months, what does applying for college look like right now? What are colleges looking for? Caleb answers those questions and more on today's podcast. Free ACT Practice Test College Counseli…
 
Recorded long before the pandemic hit, this episode seems rather fortuitous given the biggest challenge I'm currently facing in lockdown: focus. My dear friend and fellow bookworm Jen Hoffman joins us to share her incredible tips for cultivating the practice of focus. Yes! Focus is a muscle that must be cultivated but that muscle can atrophy in our…
 
Living in times of great uncertainty is no easy feat. The good news is that there are skills and practices that you can cultivate that can help you not only cope but thrive. While 2020 is giving the word "uncertain" a run for its money, the truth is that life is always uncertain to some degree. Whether it's a year when the waters are rough and chop…
 
Networking. It's such a daunting topic for so many people, but - as hard as it is to network in person - it's made even more challenging at a distance. That said, there are lots of things we can do to make networking more enjoyable whether we're doing so face-to-face or remotely. This skill is an important one for life. Even if networking makes you…
 
Last spring was incredibly challenging. The upheaval of our normal day-to-day lives unsurprisingly took a toll on the work we did. While that's completely understandable given the circumstances, as we head into the new school year, it's important that we focus on ways we can continue to thrive even in the face of tremendous uncertainty. One thing t…
 
After the initial shock of quarantine life wore off last spring, I realized that one of the biggest ways that the Class of 2021 was going to be impacted by Coronavirus was the inability to visit college campuses. Instead, the state of the world was going to necessitate a shift to virtual college visits. Spring break, especially during junior year, …
 
Throughout the years, I've noticed that many of the families I've worked with have focused exclusively on getting into college […] The post Finding College Scholarships During A Pandemic appeared first on Higher Scores Test Prep.By Lauren
 
After a 2 year hiatus, the College Checklist Podcast is back to help families navigate the college admissions process in […] The post Welcome to the Special Coronavirus Edition of The College Checklist Podcast appeared first on Higher Scores Test Prep.By Lauren
 
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