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College Prep Genius is here to teach you all the tips and tricks in which you can ace the SAT and get FREE money for college (no strings attached)! Jean Burk’s program will give you all the inside information on how to get money for college, put together a college transcript, and become a logic-based thinker. Jean will debunk myths & misconceptions, all while providing you all the information on how to stop fearing the SAT.

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College Prep Genius is here to teach you all the tips and tricks in which you can ace the SAT and get FREE money for college (no strings attached)! Jean Burk’s program will give you all the inside information on how to get money for college, put together a college transcript, and become a logic-based thinker. Jean will debunk myths & misconceptions, all while providing you all the information on how to stop fearing the SAT.

    Special Replay: Caution – Career Path Ahead

    Special Replay: Caution – Career Path Ahead

    Special Replay:  After High School - Caution, Career Path Ahead with Jean Burke

    Podcast #49

    It's time to think about college and now is the time to think about the different career paths. While there are many different paths, the main ones will be covered in this podcast with Jean Burke - "Caution - Career Path Ahead."

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    Three main career paths after high school are discussed in this podcast on selecting a career path and planning.

    * College

    * Internships – opportunities before high school

    * Costs can vary a few thousand to several hundred thousand for four years

    * Basic degree- BA in Business you should take on another degree.

    * Two Year Degree –Jr. College

    * Different types of jobs requiring 4-Year Degrees

    * Different types of jobs requiring a Master’s Degrees

    *  Workforce: Vocational Degrees

    * Costs approx.: - $1 to 12-15K

    * After high school may have a job lined up.

    *  Military: Different branches in the armed forces

    * GI Bill – pay college

    * Officers – for law or medical

    * Top Military school – West Point or Annapolis

    * Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines

    * Enter ROTC program in college

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    Special Replay: The Perfect College For You Is…

    Special Replay: The Perfect College For You Is…

    Special Replay: The Perfect College For You is.. with Jean Burke

    There are nearly 5K colleges across our nation and there are so many to choose from. Which college is right for you? What is the best fit for you? Jean Burk explores this question.

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    The best fit for you is the one that FITS you! The more info you write down is the best.

    * The college search:

    * Local? Where your parents went to school? Your friends are going?

    * Size? Larger vs. Small School

    * Location? How far is the college from my home?

    * Special classes you want to take.

    * Research

    * of Education nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

    * College by rankings: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges

    * Think about your own personality, career goals

    * What type of activities does this college offer

    * Does it have your major

    * Do you play sports? Does it offer that sport?

    * Admissions requirement

    Use the acronym GREAT 

    G – Grades – GPA

    R - Rankings

    E - Extra curricula activities – clubs and associations, leadership skills

    A - Activities – community service

    T - Test scores -85% colleges admit and give money based on test scores


    • 26 min
    Special Replay: College Selection Checklist

    Special Replay: College Selection Checklist

    Special Replay:  Jean Burke explains the importance and gives a detailed college selection checklist for students looking for the ideal college. She explains the college search, the type of school to consider, where to look, large vs. small school and criteria to consider. This college selection checklist also contains a list to some amazing website recommendations to help you make your own custom spreadsheet using the criteria you want to select the perfect school for you.

    Celebrate with us! Jean Burke is a Fox News Contributor – she was recently a guest on Fox and Family with Lisa Brady!

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    Show Notes: College Selection Checklist

    * College Search

    * Personal Criteria –make a list.

    * Location

    * Cost

    * Size of the school

    * Type of School

    * Community College

    * 4-Year University

    * Technical / Military School

    * Where to Look –Nearly 5,000 Colleges in USA

    * Internet sites

    * Start at a school

    * College Board – great resource

    * Accreditation Search 

    * College Navigator

    * Cappex.com – creates a profile

    * Best College Rankings

    * Talking to family and friends

    * Visit College

    * Safe school

    * Reach school

    * Dream school

    * Large vs Small schools:

    * Large: more courses, anonymity, greater ranges of activities and organizations, larger libraries, graduate departments.

    * Small school, more personal atmosphere, meet professors and students, individual participation and interaction, flexible programs

    * Request Information via mail

    * School criteria:

    * Scores

    * Size – depends on personality

    * 5000

    * 10000

    * 30000 or more

    * College worksheet, application and college selection checklist

    * High school Prep Genius Book by Jean Burke – 50 things to look for

    * Downloadable Worksheet

    * Location

    * Size – not only physical size, enrollment of students

    * Cost – not only tuition –

    * Fees

    * Room and Board

    * Transportation

    * Application Fees

    * More expensive schools have more money to give out

    * Tuition Tracker -online

    * Affiliation –public, private, proprietary school

    * Urban or rural locations

    * Religious Affiliation

    * Diversity – looking for this and will “pay”

    * protestant look for a Catholic school – schools look for diversity

    * Facilities on Campus –

    * Campus security

    * Recreation –gym on site

    * Medical or Clinic facilities

    * Majors and academic requirements

    * School requirements – have way lower than your score they will

    * Some broad majors

    • 38 min
    Special Replay: All About Mandatory Testing

    Special Replay: All About Mandatory Testing

    Special Replay! Want to know all about mandatory testing? Or is testing even mandatory? Want to know all about mandatory testing? Or is testing even mandatory? In this podcast with author, Jean Burke you'll learn what is expected for college entrance and the standard - as of now, that yes, testing is mandatory for college entrance. Learn more in this podcast.

    Jean Burke is a contributor on Fox News – featured on Fox & Family with Lisa Brady

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    Show Notes: Mandatory Testing

    * What is a standardized test?

    * Will people stop using standardized tests?

    * Standardized tests are required for typical college entrance.

    * SAT and ACT tests level the playing field

    * 0 differs from high school to high school

    * 85% percent of colleges admit and give scholarships on test scores alone.

    * Use reliable sources, don’t believe just anyone who says students no longer need to take standardized tests

    * Standardized tests level the playing field.

    * Homeschoolers typically score higher on SAT or ACT

    * Prep books don’t help as well as understanding strategies

    * Roadmap to studying for tests – see Jean’s site at CollegePrepGeinus.com

    * As homeschoolers, you can incorporate test prep in your homeschool curriculum

    * Not understanding the test can be more stressful

    * Once you understand the recurring patterns and standardization of the test you can answer the questions in thirty seconds or less.

    Important information for college entrance - includes mandatory testing

    * GPA

    * Rankings – not as important but a factor

    * Community Service, Sports, clubs, part-time jobs

    * Test score

    • 37 min
    Special Replay: ABC’s Of Early College

    Special Replay: ABC’s Of Early College

    Special Replay: The ABCs of Early College

    Do you know the ABC's of Early College Admission? Whether you are getting college credits or an AA degree, you may be considered a transfer student, and you may miss out on scholarships – low-cost college and credits. If you've ever considered this option, listen to this podcast for great information from Jean Burke.

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    Show Notes: ABC's of Early College

    * What are some college trends?

    * 66% of college graduates are ending up with 100K of debt. The unemployment rate is 9% -- nearly 38% work in positions that don’t require any college at all.

    * Low-cost college and credits

    * Bachelor’s degree can make 182% more per week

    * College tuition increased by 600%

    * 12 Early college benefits?

    * For homeschoolers broadens their course offerings

    * Enhances academic rigor

    * Avoids duplication of course work

    * Increases their schedule flexibility – earn extra minors or majors

    * Tend to finish college as a whole

    * Earning a technical degree or certificate while in high school

    * Shortens your time to earn a degree

    * Reduce college costs

    * Transferable college credits – basic or core credits

    * Earning high school and science simultaneously

    * Building your student’s confidence

    * Still, home so you can guide and coach them

    * Name the 3 main types of early college?

    * Build an amazing transcript – Podcast 1 -http://ultimateradioshow.com/transcripts-your-key-to-free-college/

    Podcast 2 - http://ultimateradioshow.com/transcripts-your-key-to-free-college-2/

    * AP – advanced placement credits

    * By college board – same people who make the SAT

    * Challenging and show mastery

    * Approved by the college board

    * Online, or buying the books and study on your own, take courses by AP teacher who was authorized by the college board

    * Listen to the audio for recommendations for official AP courses online

    * 38 courses your students can take

    * CLEP—College level placement

    * Be prepared to be sure it all transfers to the college you want to attend.

    * Made by the college board, 2900 colleges and universities accept them, there is a cost for test and test center.

    * No age limits or restrictions

    * Tests are 90 minutes long

    * Testing centers listed on College board website.

    * Official study guides by the college board

    * Dual Enrollment – early enrollment

    * Sometimes credits don’t transfer

    * High school and college at the same time

    * The transition from high school to college easier

    * Core classes out of the way

    * What test scores are required?

    * The entrance exam is still needed for college even junior or state college

    * Scores need to be high enough on SAT and ACT for admission, check the college of choice

    • 37 min
    Secrets Uncovered SAT and ACT

    Secrets Uncovered SAT and ACT

    Secrets Uncovered SAT and ACT with Jean Burk

    Podcast #59

    Did you know some deep down, low and dirty secrets to the SAT and ACT that the test makers don't want you to know? In this episode, Jean Burk continues to reveal information that will help you gain a higher score on the tests used for college entrance. This is the last podcast in the series of secrets uncovered. To obtain all twenty-three, listen to podcast one here and podcast two here, and three in the series, here.

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    Show Notes: Secrets Uncovered for the SAT and ACT

    The number one complaint is Nobody told me, or they told me the wrong information! There are so many missed amazing opportunities because of the wrong information that was given – use accurate sources – find out the truth …when it comes to your student.

    ACT is the American college test

    SAT use to mean - Scholastic Aptitude Test - now it just means SAT

    * The SAT partnered with two big companies – first of all the college board needed to stay relevant – partnered with Kahn academy – online education site to offer free press prep to college students. Collegeboard claim all you need to do well study high school information (not true) – also combat the misconception that only the rich can afford college prep programs. Therefore, they did the partnership. Since they are standardized tests. You will not learn short cuts and strategies to ace the tests. Kahn academy is great for various subject matters.

    ACT teamed up with Kaplan for 8-11th graders – some students can qualify for fee waivers. It is full of ads for Kaplan programs – introduces core concepts to ACT – encourage social interaction with social media – take your weak points to your counsellor for advice. Not going to help students raise their scores.

    * New college entrance test emerged that is a game changer – CLT – Classic Learning Test – Jeremy Tate - Jean met with him – this test is an alternative. This test is taken at a proctored environment on the student’s own device – same date results. The richness of the western intellectual traditions. Not aligned with Common Core standards. Every week more colleges adopt this test. They would like 10% of the market. Sept, Nov, Feb, May –scholarship money is attached to the test

    * Math

    * Reading

    * Writing

    120 questions – one minute per question. You can move back and forth among sections! You can start with the section you are good on and spend more time on other sections not your best area. Partnered with College Prep Genius – they commit to moral reasoning and intellectual purist

    www.cltexam.com -- clt9 or clt10 – similar to PSAT

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    * Don’t be fooled by test optional labeled schools – SAT and ACT dropped from college entrance equation. However, these articles failed to mention or writer’s left out these schools that are not requiring SAT or ACT are specialized schools. They have their own entrance exams. If a student is looking to get scholarship money – still need to turn in an ACT or SAT for money.

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    • 35 min

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