The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions
Summary: 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.
214: Resources for LGBTQ+ Students from Campus Pride
213. Self-Directed Learning (Why You Can Quit HS & Be Okay)
212: Advice for Homeschooling Students
211: Financial Aid Tips for International Students (and Their Counselors)
210: The Being Not-Rich Guide
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. Links: Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream: https://www.amazon.com/Paying-Price-Financial-Betrayal-American/dp/022640434X
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. Links Mentioned in this episode: https://imfirst.org/ https://striveforcollege.org/ Remember to use the code COLLEGEESSAYGUY when purchasing the "I'm First" Guide for 30% off!
207: 17 Things to Do Before Going to College
206: 30 Ways to Center Equity And Justice Today w/ Marie Bigham
205: That One Time a University Revoked More Than 60 Full Scholarships (And What You Can Do About It)
204: What You Need to Know About Standardized Tests and Mistakes to Avoid
203: 10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Students Through The College Application Process
202: 25 Practical Ways to Reduce Testing Anxiety
201: Test Optional Admissions 101: What, Why, Where, Who?
124: College Interview Tips and Strategies