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CP Podcast Episode 8 – Financial Aid Season Begins: What You Need To Know

October 4th, 2017 by

Financial Aid is a big part of planning for college. Many people mistakenly think that their family income is too high to qualify for financial aid, but that’s often not the case.

There are 2 types of financial aid and 2 main forms to fill out to qualify. We’ll explain this as well as the resources and information you need to submit your financial aid forms this fall.

CP Podcast Episode 7 – How to Build Your College List

September 22nd, 2017 by

When you are putting together a list of colleges to research and apply to, how should you choose the best ones? How many “safe” colleges vs. “reach” colleges should you pursue? Why might a school be ideal for one student, but wrong for another (even if they are siblings)? Listen and we’ll answer all of these questions!

CP Podcast Episode 6 – How to Ace a College Interview

September 4th, 2017 by

What are the most useful tips to consider when preparing for an interview with a college (or a job)? What kinds of questions might be asked? Peter gives an example of how to make a positive impression—one that could be remembered for years.

CP Podcast Episode 5 – Which Extracurricular Activities Count?

August 28th, 2017 by

How do you (or your child) spend your time when you’re not at school? Is one type of extracurricular activity better than another? What if you have other obligations? Peter explains what college admissions officers look for when reviewing applications.

CP Podcast Episode 4 – Back to School

August 22nd, 2017 by

It’s the time of the year where school starts again for the fall. In this episode, we’re gonna take a deep dive on what to expect to make the most out of your school year. If you’re a 12th grader, 11th grader, 10th grader or 9th grader or a parent, you’ll know what to expect and what to be looking out for so you’ll have the best year ever as you prepare for college.

CP Podcast Episode 3 – How Does Social Media Affect College Admissions?

August 15th, 2017 by

Social media can be a fantastic tool to become familiar with a college’s activities and atmosphere. But it can also compromise your acceptance. In this episode, Peter discusses a recent example from Harvard.

CP Podcast Episode 2 – The College Application Essay: Tips & Mistakes

August 8th, 2017 by

The application essay is an opportunity for you (or your child) to express yourself and help an admissions officer get to know you. This episode gives pointers—and easy mistakes to avoid.

CP Podcast Episode 1 – Why, When and What to Expect

August 1st, 2017 by

Why is it important for you (or your child) to visit a college before applying—and what should you look for? Who should you contact, and how do you follow up? We’re gonna answer these questions with some tips on how to make a great impression.