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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...

Sep 2, 2019

My guest for this first episode is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. On this episode we discuss:

  • Why has paying for college become such a problem? 
  • Which students...

Aug 26, 2019

On this episode, which is part 3 of 3 in my series on access and equity in the college admissions process, I sit down with their Chief Strategy Officer of Strive for College, Matt Rubinoff, who for years has been advocating for first-generation and low-income students. We discuss, among other things:

  • What’s so...

May 27, 2019

Hi friends! This is the first time on the podcast that I discuss the “what comes next” of the college admissions process--and who better to do it than Harlan Cohen, author of the NY Times bestseller, The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College--a book I’ve had on my bookshelf for many...

Feb 11, 2019


For this episode, which is Part 2 of 3 on my series on access and equity, I interview Marie Bigham of ACCEPT. Marie and I jam on 30 practical ways that you can increase your participation in equity and justice in the world of college admissions and beyond.

Whether you’re a parent, student, counselor, or admissions...