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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Sep 12, 2020

In this episode we cover, among other things:

  • Ways that students of Color can advocate for themselves while in high school
  • How to research Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Ways to learn more about fit at colleges that are not minority-serving
  • Where to find more financial aid after you’ve been accepted
  • How...


Oct 7, 2019

Campus Pride is THE go-to resource for LGBTQ students and their families and my guest on this episode, civil rights champion Shane Windmeyer, is the one to thank for its very existence. On this episode we discuss: 

  • How Shane get involved in this work in the first place
  • How is the college search process for LGBTQ+...


Oct 2, 2019

This is the second of two episodes on homeschooling and self-directed learning. My guest is writer, speaker, and fellow podcaster Blake Boles, whose work invites students and families to re-evaluate the traditional schooling model--are the typical high school and college experiences really the best ways to spend your...


Sep 23, 2019

This is the first of two episodes on homeschooling and self-directed learning, something that as the father of a four year-old I am way into. My guest is Becca Orlowski, a teacher and consultant with more than two decades of experience in the independent homeschooling world. On this episode we talk about: 

  • What are...


Sep 16, 2019

This is the last episode in a three-part series on paying for college. My guest is Joan Liu, a college counselor who has a giant heart to go with her giant brain. In this episode she draws on her years of experience helping international students who need financial aid in order to attend college in the US. We cover a...