College Admissions Decoded

Created by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, every episode features insiders from the world of admissions breaking down the facts, myths, and rules of engagement for today's college landscape.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 15 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Wochen.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 hours 27 minutes

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episode 3: How Colleges Make Admission Decisions in a Pandemic Year


Colleges across the country made big changes in their admission requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,600 institutions are currently test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications. Transcripts look different, too, especially at schools that have canceled extracurricular activities and moved courses online...


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episode 2: College Financial Aid in the Time of Covid-19


The coronavirus pandemic has put severe financial strains on US colleges, and on students and their parents as well. As a result, more families need financial aid. Experts talk about applying for assistance, how to read an award letter, how to ask for more if it’s not enough, and other options for students on path to college.


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episode 1: Stressed Out: The Pandemic’s Effect on the Mental Health of Students Applying to College


Multiple studies have shown that the coronavirus crisis has made us more depressed, anxious, and stressed. Students are not immune from these effects, particularly when they are juggling other stressors, including the college admission process...


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 2021-03-09  23m
 
 

episode 12: Why College Late Bloomers Are Special


Though many of us find a linear path from high school to college, that is not the case for a set of students whose life circumstance, economic realities, and ambitions lead them on slightly different paths to higher education. This episode is all about the late bloomers among us who come at college from a wide range of experiences and with their own unique advantages.

College Admissions Decoded is sponsored by NACAC's National College Fairs...


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 2020-05-14  26m
 
 

episode 11: What Do College Rankings Really Mean?


Various magazines, websites, and listicles publish their college rankings every year, generating a lot of anxiety from college-bound students and their families. But what are they really telling you? Should these rankings have any influence on what college you choose? And, why do they generate such anxiety?  Our panel of experts from the National Association for College Admission Counseling will take a closer look: Earl Macam, college counselor at Mary Institute/St...


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 2020-04-16  21m
 
 

episode 10: Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters


So you—or your child—got accepted to college. Congratulations! But now the financial aid award letter arrives. What does it mean? How much aid are you really receiving? What if it’s not enough? Will you have to pay it all back? This discussion aims to clear up some of the many mysteries about financial aid letters...


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 2020-03-26  23m
 
 

episode 9: How Families Can Talk About Paying for College


There’s almost too much information available about students finding a college with the right “fit” academically and socially, but what about the right financial fit?  What’s the difference between a college’s “sticker price” and the actual cost of attendance? What kinds of financial assistance are available to students and their families, and from where?  How much debt is okay? And when should families begin talking about paying for college?  

In this frank and pragmatic conversation,...


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 2020-02-20  26m
 
 

episode 8: Demystifying the College Transfer Process: What Students and Families Need to Know


Experts say that as many as 40 percent of today’s students transfer to another institution at least once during their college careers. They choose to transfer in order to lower their college costs, find the right academic program, restart and return to college after a break, and a range of other reasons...


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 2020-01-21  26m
 
 

episode 7: What Colleges Are Looking For: Facts & Myths About the Application Process


The college admission process can be long, bewildering and anxiety-producing for students and their families.  Many are looking for the secret formula for getting admitted to the “right” school where a student can grow, learn and thrive...


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 2019-12-10  29m
 
 

episode 6: Avoiding the Parent Trap: A Common-Sense Approach to College Admission


In this episode, admission experts—from both the high school and college sides of the desk—offer tips to help parents ensure their students remain the focus of the college admission process. The panelists discuss ways parents can help their children not only get into college but through it. Offering empathy and a common-sense approach to applying to college, the panelists share ways parents can be effective, supportive partners throughout the process...


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 2019-11-20  25m
 
 
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