How many schools students should apply to and when is best to
start the process
An amazing list of resources for helping students get to know
Answers: What is the highest-impact hour that someone should
spend developing their college list? (answer may surprise you)
What do parents and students miss out on if they only used US
News and World Report?
What Steven listens for specifically when helping a student
develop a list
What terms Steven uses instead of “reach,” “match” and
“back-up” for schools on a list
We play a game where Steven
helps me develop a college list on the fly based on a few
preferences (something, he points out, he would never do without
more information, by the way)… but he plays along and it’s neat to
hear the master at work.
About the Podcast
Practical, up-to-date interviews with experts in college admissions, financial aid, personal statements, test prep and more. Ethan Sawyer (aka College Essay Guy), interviews deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. From creating an awesome college list to appealing a financial aid letter, Ethan skips the general advice and gets right to the action items, all in an effort to bring more ease, joy and purpose into the college admissions process.