052: How to Prepare for the PSAT

Mitch Blatstein, owner of Education Plus, Inc., gives us an inside look at October’s PSAT, including its multiple uses (such as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) and how to prepare for it, whether it’s three months or three days away! Resources related to the episode: Education Plus, Inc. SAT examined (interview with Mitch) ACT examined (interview with Mitch) […]

October 2016 Newsletter

Seniors: The FAFSA comes early! For the first time ever, your earliest opportunity to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is October 1!  The previous date of January 1 considered the most recent year’s income information, but they are now using the previous full year; in this case, 2015 tax returns will be the […]

050: The Writing Process and Supplemental Essays

Part 2 of a 2-part series

If you listened to the first part of my interview with Dr. Donna Kirschner, college admissions essay coach, you have the mindset you need to write a great essay.  But what about the process, the nuts and bolts of writing an essay that separates your application from the thousands of other students’ who are vying […]

049: The Unique Importance of the College Essay

Part 1 of a 2-part series

Do you know the value of the essay in your college application?  Do you know how to take your Common App essay to the next level?  Do you know how to separate yourself from the thousands of students applying to your top-choice school?  Fortunately, Dr. Donna Kirschner does! As an admissions essay coach, Dr. Kirschner […]

023: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week with Kevin Chen

Are you interested in a career in business?  If so, what if you could “try it on for size” for a week to see if you like it before committing to the major in college?  Then you need to check out Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week! Kevin Chen takes a break from his classes at UC […]

018: College Spotlight on the University at Buffalo with Dinorah Santos

The University of Buffalo boasts the largest campus in New York and some of the best research facilities in the state.  But did you know about The Commons?  What about its Chinese student population?  Check out Dinorah Santos’s perspective of UB and see if it’s a good fit for you! Resources mentioned in the conversation: […]

017: PA School for Global Entrepreneurship with Corway Chao

How can you get a taste of a career if you’re in high school?  Use your summer to participate in an experience that exposes you to different types of careers, people from all over the world, and real-life application of your skills.  Take a break from applying for summer jobs and listen to what Corway Chao […]

016: Guiding Your Multi-talented Student through the College Process with Karen Henkels

How do you advise a student who is gifted academically and in the arts?  What if he or she doesn’t know which major to study or which career to pursue?  You start by learning from others who have gone through the process! Karen Henkels shares her experience navigating the college selection process with her firstborn, […]