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

May 12, 2017

Ted’s book has been a go-to reference for me (and many other counselors) in our work with students and I loved getting a chance to go behind the scenes and hearing how the sausage is made. We discuss, among other things:

  • Why did the Fiske Guide happen in the first place?
  • How does Ted avoid sounding generally positive about all schools?
  • How the Fiske Guide ratings systems differs from that of US News and World Report
  • Who actually writes all 882 pages of the Fiske Guide
  • The best approach for students who have no idea what they want
  • Some of the biggest mistakes students and parents make when searching for a school
  • The dangers of narrowing your college choices too early on.
  • One quality Ted finds essential to having an amazing college experience