Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
By Mark Stucker and Anika Madden
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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 how to pay for college, building the right college list, getting accepted, and even choosing the right career. Each week, we'll dedicate a segment to questions from our audience, and we’ll frequently share the best free resources to help in the college process. Listen and learn from some of the most knowledgeable college admission experts and higher education leaders in the country.
||CleanYCBK28: How Much Weight Should I Put on College Rankings?||Listen to know how and when you can trust the many college rankings that are out there.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK27: What Is the Parent’s Role in Helping with the College Process?||Listen to know what parents should and shouldn’t do in the college process.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK26: What Happens If I Don’t Get Admitted to Any Colleges?||Listen to know what students should do if they haven’t been admitted to a college by May 1.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK25: Why Am I Getting So Much Mail From Colleges?||Listen to know how colleges purchase lists to target direct mail to high school students.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK24: Mistakes Students and Parents Make on College Visits||Listen to know the common mistakes that families make on college visits.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK23: How to Know if a College is Strong in Your Intended Major||Listen to know if a college is strong in your intended major.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK22: How to Know If A College Is Worth The Money||Is college worth what you are asked to pay? Interview with college admission expert Brandi Smith||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK21: How to Know What Your Family Can Really Afford for College||Listen to learn about a systematic approach to determine what colleges you can afford, before your start the college search.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK20: How to Get to Know Colleges if You Don’t Have Time or Money to Visit||Listen to how your kid can learn more about colleges through fairs, information sessions and virtual tours.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK19: How Your Kid Can Use College Reviews to Learn About the Schools on Their List||Learn how your kid can use college reviews to learn about the schools on their list.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK18: A New Approach to Find Colleges that are Interested in Your Kid||Learn about Cappex and College Greenlight allows schools to match your kid with their programs.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK17: How to use a college’s website to know whether to keep that school on your college list.||Why so few kids fully utilize the college’s own website, even though it is a treasure trove of information.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK16: Important factors to consider when creating a college list.||The schools on your kid’s college list should meet important criteria that you and your kid have.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK15: Using Cost Calculators to Ensure You Can Afford the Colleges on Your Kid’s List||Make sure that you can afford all of the schools on your kid’s college list.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK 14: The Importance of Having Financial Match Schools on Your Kid’s College List||You need to be able to afford all of the schools on your kid’s college list.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK 13: The Range of Schools That Should Be on Your Kid’s College List||Your kid needs to understand the range of schools they should be applying to.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK12: How Many Colleges Should Your Kid Apply To?||Your kid needs to plan to apply to this number of colleges, and we’ll tell you why.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK11: Understand How Colleges Evaluate Your Kid’s Application for Admission||There are two ways that colleges evaluate admission applications.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK10: A Challenge for Parents About Their Kid’s Career Path||Don’t make this college and career process about you, this is about your child.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK9: Necessary Job Skills for the Future||Skills that will be critical for our kids to have for the jobs that don’t currently exist, but employment experts project for the future||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK8: Using Internships and Shadow Days to Confirm Your Kid’s Career Interest||How and why your kids should identify internships and shadowing opportunities||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK7: How to Get the Job Your Kid Wants||The importance of your kids knowing the educational and other steps to take to get the job they want.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK6: The Salary Edition||Students should know what salary they can expect when they graduate from college.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK5: What a Day on that Job Could Really Look Like||How can the internet help me learn what a typical day looks like in the career I’m considering?||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK4: Knowing Where the Jobs Are||What Free Resources Can I Use to Identify What The Best Jobs Will Be in the Future?||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK3: Fill in the Blank, My Kid Really Enjoys…||How can self-inventory help my kid assess which careers they will find fulfilling?||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK2: Every Kid Has a Passion: Ways to Find Them||What free resources are available to identify my kid’s passions?||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYCBK1: Defining Success, Careful Now!||How should success be defined for our kids?||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilot: The Jump-off Edition||Welcome to Your College Bound Kid!||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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