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Looking for practical college admissions tips? Hear this student's journey from uniformed newbie to successful applicant here: higherscorestestprep.com/88In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Brenden, a former ACT prep student of mine, and his mom, Jeanne share their best tips as practical a guide to college admissions.

The hallmark off their experience was staring early and doing plenty of research and planning. Brenden also explains how he balanced work, outside activities, and school.

This journey had a very happy destination as Brenden was accepted to his first choice college: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


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Show Notes

Quotable Quotes

Brenden: “I took as many honors classes as I could. School always came first.”

Brenden: “We started planning the admissions process in my freshman year.”

Jeanne: “Starting when he was a freshman we always visited college campuses near places we traveled to. I wanted Brenden to see what was out there.”

Brenden: “A huge factor for me was how soon I could get a job out of college. Also, the price of the school was a factor.”

Jeanne: “Cal Poly is a tough school to get in to so I researched what test scores and GPA is needed to get in.”

Lightning Round Q&A

Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
Brenden: Take the ACT early.
Jeanne: Dream big.

Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
Brenden: ACT Prep with Higher Scores Test Prep
Jeanne: collegeapps.about.com

Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
Brenden: Choose schools that fit you best and start planning early.
Jeanne: Focus on a few schools and do your best.

Q4: What are your all-time favorite books?
Brenden: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Jeanne: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell*

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Looking for practical college admissions tips? Hear this student's journey from uniformed newbie to successful applicant here: higherscorestestprep.com/88

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