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The College Admissions Toolbox Podcast: College Applications, Essays, Scholarships, Test Prep, and More…

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, (2) rate + review, (3) email me your questions.
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Sep 28, 2015

JD Rothman (aka Judy Rothman Rofé), a former instructor of remedial freshman composition, is an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist. While on an eight-state college tour with her older son she started the www.theNeuroticParent.com blog, a satirical look at the insanity of today’s college admissions process. The blog, a favorite of exhausted admissions officers and stressed-out parents, was excerpted in I'm Going to College, Not You and eventually morphed into the LA Times bestseller, The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions, which has recently been optioned by a top film producer.

Rothman grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband, a bassist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, live with their schnoodle, waiting for infrequent texts from their two sons.

Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/25

 

Sep 24, 2015

In this bonus episode, I share all the details on getting personal in your college essay!

Check out http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/Essays to sign up for a premium college essay course that includes access to exclusive resources and a private community that will help you write the best college essays possible.

Sep 21, 2015

Jim Giovannini has been an educator and entrepreneur all his life. Today he is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts in ACT and SAT preparation. Each year, his company serves thousands of families and dozens of school districts. He is a nationally published, bestselling author with Barron’s Educational Series.

Through his ACT test prep program called ACT SUCCESS, Jim helps build skills and scores for all students – leading to increased college admission choices and better scholarship opportunities. Utilized by families, tutors, learning centers, and schools across the nation, ACT SUCCESS truly builds college readiness skills, increases ACT test scores, and creates better college opportunities for all.

Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/24

Sep 17, 2015

In this bonus episode, I share all the details on writing your college essay rough draft!

 

Check out http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/Essays to sign up for a premium college essay course that includes access to exclusive resources and a private community that will help you write the best college essays possible.

Sep 14, 2015

Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors. She has successfully helped thousands of families navigate the financial aid process. Every Thursday at 5pm PST, Jodi hosts #CollegeCash: a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals.

Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/23

Sep 10, 2015

In this bonus episode, I share all the details on developing your college essay "story"!

Check out http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/Essays to sign up for a premium college essay course that includes access to exclusive resources and a private community that will help you write the best college essays possible.

Sep 7, 2015

Lydia Fayal is the CEO of AdmitSee.com, which she co-founded in 2013 with grad school classmate Stephanie Shyu at the University of Pennsylvania. Lydia was inspired to create AdmitSee from her work as a college consultant and test prep tutor - she began working with clients in 2003 while attending Johns Hopkins University. Lydia grew up in Stonington, CT and is an avid sailor. She now splits her time between San Francisco and New York City.

Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/22

 

Sep 4, 2015

 

In this bonus episode, I share all the details on getting past writer's block and FINALLY starting your college essay!

Check out http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/Essays to sign up for a premium college essay course that includes access to exclusive resources and a private community that will help you write the best college essays possible.

Sep 3, 2015

After years on Wall Street, David Siminoff started Shmoop with a mission of removing friction from learning by using humor as his WD-40. He has degrees from Stanford (BA/MBA) and USC (MFA) and is a failed screenwriter who hopes to some day get the main character just right. Regardless, he's giddy to be able to do a job that he loves.

Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/21

 

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