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Feeling nervous about college applications? College Covered is a podcast brought to you by Discover Student Loans, and it tackles the ins and outs that all high schoolers, parents and counselors need to know about getting into college.

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Feeling nervous about college applications? College Covered is a podcast brought to you by Discover Student Loans, and it tackles the ins and outs that all high schoolers, parents and counselors need to know about getting into college.

    How to Handle Rejection

    How to Handle Rejection

    After all the work of applying to college, not getting a single college acceptance can be crushing. But it's not the end of the world and it's important to realize you have backup options. In this episode of college covered we look at what options college students have if they don't get accepted or have an acceptance revoked. 

    • 12 min
    How Do I Pick a College?

    How Do I Pick a College?

    Picking the right college can be an overwhelming process. There are so many elements to consider: price, academics, location, etc. How do you weigh each one? 

    • 18 min
    What Happens After the Award Letter Comes In?

    What Happens After the Award Letter Comes In?

    In this episode of College Covered, we look at what your financial options are once the award letter comes in, with tips on how to appeal your award letter or negotiate for more aid. 

    • 16 min
    How do I get Scholarships?

    How do I get Scholarships?

    In this episode of College Covered, we give you the skinny on how to qualify for scholarships early on and when free money is too good to be true.

    • 14 min
    Is it Still Possible to Write an Original College Essay?

    Is it Still Possible to Write an Original College Essay?

    In this episode of College Covered we explore the college essay and ask is it still possible to write an original college essay? And does originality even matter? As students sit down to write their essays many are probably wondering what admissions officers are looking for. We talk with two experts who provide a little insight. Plus one student tells us about a very personal inspiration for the college essay that helped him get into Harvard. 

    • 16 min
    Is College Worth the Price?

    Is College Worth the Price?

    In this segment of the College Covered Podcast, we talk with two experts who give us insight on what students should be thinking about when choosing a college. But before that, we sat down with a parent and child who went through the growing pains of the college admissions process together four short years ago. 

    • 14 min

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