10 episodes

Confused by college applications? Stressed out in high school? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they walk you through the essentials of applying to college and succeeding in high school.

Accepted - The PrepScholar College Admissions Podcast PrepScholar

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    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

Confused by college applications? Stressed out in high school? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they walk you through the essentials of applying to college and succeeding in high school.

    Episode 10 - Acceptances and Rejections

    Episode 10 - Acceptances and Rejections

    Not sure how to sort through your rejections and acceptances? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss what an acceptance, rejection, waitlist, and referral are, how to handle rejection, and how to make the ultimate decision for what college you'll attend.
    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    Complete List: Colleges With Rolling Admissions
    What to Do If You Get Rejected From Your Dream College
    College Decision Day: How To Notify Colleges
    3 Tips for Writing a Successful Letter of Continued Interest
    College Waitlist: What Are Your Chances of Getting In?
     
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 55 min
    Episode 9 - Financial Aid

    Episode 9 - Financial Aid

    Curious about financial aid? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss what kinds of financial aid are available to you, why a private education might be cheaper than you expect, and how to make the most of your financial aid offer.
    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    EFC Calculator
    Simple Guide: How to Apply for Financial Aid
    Here's Every College That Offers 100% Financial Aid
    What Is Financial Aid? How To Pay Less For College
    The 29 Colleges With the Best Financial Aid
    How to Pay for College: Complete Guide
     
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 52 min
    Episode 8 - College Interviews

    Episode 8 - College Interviews

    What do you need to know about college interviews? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss what colleges are looking for in interviews, how to answer some of the most common questions, and how to dress to impress.
    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    The 14 College Interview Questions You Must Prepare For
    6 Top College Interview Tips: How to Prepare Effectively
    What Are Good Questions to Ask in a College Interview?
    College Interview Attire: What to Wear to Your Interview
    The Complete List of Colleges That Require Interviews
     
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 7 - College Essays

    Episode 7 - College Essays

    How do you write a good college essay? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss how to find balance, when to start essays, and what topics you should probably avoid.
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    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    How to Write a Great College Essay, Step-by-Step
    Bad College Essays: 10 Mistakes You Must Avoid
    How to Write a Perfect "Why This College" Essay
    My Successful Harvard Application (Complete Common App + Supplement)
    The 13 Best College Essay Tips to Craft a Stellar Application
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 6 - College Applications

    Episode 6 - College Applications

    What should you know before filling out your college applications? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss when you should fill applications out, what colleges rank most important, and whether or not your major choice impacts the likelihood you'll be accepted.
    Want to win $50 to Amazon? Take our listener survey and you'll be entered to win a free gift card!
    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver: 3 Approaches
    The Complete College Application Process: Expert Guide
    How Can You Build The Most Versatile College Application?
    The 7 Things That Really Look Good on a College Application
    Your Complete College Application Timeline
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 59 min
    Episode 5 - GPA and Coursework

    Episode 5 - GPA and Coursework

    Do your GPA and class choices really matter in college applications? Join PrepScholar co-founder Allen Cheng and writer Melissa Brinks as they discuss choosing a rigorous course load, how to up your study skills, and how to handle the additional stress of AP courses. 
    Got questions for us? Reach out to podcast@prepscholar.com, and we may answer it on a future episode!
    Further Reading:
    What Is a Good GPA? What's a Bad GPA for College?
    How to Get a 4.0 GPA and Better Grades, By a Harvard Alum
    Exactly How Many AP Classes Should You Take? | AP Experts
    Are AP Classes Worth It? Should You Take Them?
    What Classes Should You Take in High School? Expert Advice
    Website | College Admissions Consulting | SAT Prep | ACT Prep

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

kyliebuddy ,

My favorite College Podcast

I subscribe to about 10 college podcasts. This is my absolute favorite! Allen is a wealth of information and offers practical college admission advice on every episode. Each episode seems to be pertinent to whatever my kids are experiencing at that time. Allen and his co-host are concise with up to date knowledge and suggestions we greatly appreciate. Highly recommend.

Rose-z ,

Great topics!

I always recommend PrepScholar to my students! Just discovered your podcast and will certainly be sharing it with my high schoolers. :D

ListenerXM ,

Advice you won't find at school!

The advice here is so great because it comes from direct experience. The stories are interesting and incredibly helpful. I wish I had this two years ago as a freshman -- I would have listened to each episode twice and make a number of different choices in high school!

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