The college admission process can seem confusing at times. That’s why we created Admission 101, a new podcast about the college search. Join Suzanne Cuccurullo, dean of the Undergraduate Admissions team here at Bentley University, and Mario Silva-Rosa, our director of Undergraduate Admission, as they share their best tips and advice for finding — and getting into — your dream school.
How to Build Your List and Start Your Search
Tips for Building a Solid List of Schools and Starting Your College Search
Finding the right school for you might seem like a daunting task. With so many aspects of the college application process, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why Suzanne and Mario break down everything you need to know and offer up simple tips to help you make an informed and smart decision about where to apply.
Preparing for Standardized Testing
Everything You Need to Know About How to Prepare for Standardized Testing
You may have realized that most colleges require entrance exams. And although test scores are just one piece of the puzzle when applying to school, they’re an important piece. Suzanne and Mario cover all of the ins-and-outs of standardized testing and talk with Charlie, a Bentley student who maximized his test scores to get into his dream school.
Understanding Financial Aid
Financial Aid Advice To Help You Choose the Right School
Applying for financial aid, the money that helps you pay for your college education, can feel overwhelming and often times challenging. Suzanne offers much needed insight when she sits down with one of Bentley’s financial aid experts to demystify the process.
How to Apply as a Recruited Athlete
If you’re a high school athlete who dreams of playing your sport at the collegiate level, it’s important to understand the basics of the athletic recruiting process. Suzanne and Mario give expert advice on this topic and chat with Ben, a Bentley student, about his journey to competing at the next level on the college playing fields.
What to Do if You're Waitlisted
How to Maximize Your Chances if You’re Waitlisted
Receiving news that you’ve been waitlisted can be disappointing, leaving you to wonder if your dream school is still within your reach. Suzanne and Mario give advice on what to do next and meet with Andrew, a Bentley student who took his waitlist status and turned it into an accept.
You're Accepted! What's Next?
Things to Consider to Help You Make Up Your Mind
All of your hard work has paid off and you’ve been accepted into college. But now, how do you choose where to go? Suzanne and Mario talk about all of the things you should consider when making up your mind.
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Easy and informative
Think this is a great resource for prospective students. Teens don’t always feel “parents know best” and these are short and informative podcasts that students can listen to anytime. I enjoyed the conversational style presented by Mario and Suzanne. Fantastic.
Succinct & Informative
This is how podcats should be!
I travel and listen to a variety of podcats. With my oldest entering High School next year, I have listened to about 6 different college prep podcast producers and ALL of their podcasts produced - I calculated it and it’s over 300 hours of listening to college prep podcasts alone.
This podcast is organized by topic, puts the content into a succinct format, and contains a slew of information in a short enough podcast to consume in one sitting.
Bonus: despite being produced by staff at Bentley, this podcast is relevant for anyone on the journey toward college.
Love: The interview with a student in the second half, on the topic of the podcast. This provides a great perspective from the student while also allowing us to hear how well-spoken Bentley’s students are.
Love: That the podcasts are organized by topic - it makes referencing easier and sending relevant podcasts to friends easier.
Keep it up!