29 episodes

Chris Reeves and Joel Ford are high school counselors who spend a lot of time on college admission. They have both served as presidents of the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling. Chris also served a 3 year term as a Board Director for the National Association for College Admission Counseling. That's pretty cool, but the truth is that working with students and talking about college admissions are their favorite things to do! Get Schooled by Reeves and Ford are the talks we've had a hundred times brought to you! Oh, and the day after we released Episode 1, the college admissions scandal hit.

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

Chris Reeves and Joel Ford are high school counselors who spend a lot of time on college admission. They have both served as presidents of the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling. Chris also served a 3 year term as a Board Director for the National Association for College Admission Counseling. That's pretty cool, but the truth is that working with students and talking about college admissions are their favorite things to do! Get Schooled by Reeves and Ford are the talks we've had a hundred times brought to you! Oh, and the day after we released Episode 1, the college admissions scandal hit.

    Get Schooled Episode 26: The College Essay Part II

    Get Schooled Episode 26: The College Essay Part II

    College essays have a huge impact on college admissions and scholarship dollars. Beyond grades, curriculum and [if submitted] test scores, essay students write are the next most important factor admissions counselors use. Joel and Chris have helped thousands of students construct insightful, impactful essays over the years. Joining the guys is Dary Picken, English teacher and college counselor at the Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville, Kentucky. He's quick-witted, perceptive and passionate about students. Epic podcast producer and English teacher, Mike Piergalski, contributes as well. We had a great time recording this one!

    Music on this episode comes from Normcore always (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Normcore/Neighbors/Heartless_Man). And new to the podcast is "New Beginnings" by scottholmesmusic (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/inspiring-background-music/new-beginnings)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Get Schooled Episode 25: The College Essay Part I

    Get Schooled Episode 25: The College Essay Part I

    Worlds meet as Joel and Chris bring on award winning podcaster, Ken Anselment, to talk college essays. College Essays Part I takes a deep look at the college perspective as they review essays as part of a holistic admissions process.

    Music on this episode comes from Normcore always (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Normcore/Neighbors/Heartless_Man). And new to the podcast is "New Beginnings" by scottholmesmusic (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/inspiring-background-music/new-beginnings)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Get Schooled Episode 24: Streamlining the College Admissions Process - A Case Study

    Get Schooled Episode 24: Streamlining the College Admissions Process - A Case Study

    College admissions is confusing. Applications can be burdensome to students and counselors. What if there was a way to streamline the process? We think there's a great example! Join Joel, Chris and Mike, along with special guest, Sonia Ryan (counselor extraordinaire) as we present a case study of one of the most popular college systems in the US.

    Music on this episode comes from Normcore always (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Normcore/Neighbors/Heartless_Man). And new to the podcast is "New Beginnings" by scottholmesmusic (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/inspiring-background-music/new-beginnings)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Get Schooled Episode 23: Test Optional - To Submit or Not to Submit

    Get Schooled Episode 23: Test Optional - To Submit or Not to Submit

    What do Black Friday and college admissions offices have in common? Find out on this episode!

    The number one question of the year in our offices goes like this: "Should I submit my test scores?" We don't have every answer, but join Joel, Chris and the amazing David Burge as we do our best to give you the information you need to answer this question. Special thanks to our producer, Mike Piergalski for working hard to get this dropped on Black Friday!

    Music on this episode comes from Normcore always (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Normcore/Neighbors/Heartless_Man). And new to the podcast is "New Beginnings" by scottholmesmusic (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/inspiring-background-music/new-beginnings)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Get Schooled Episode 22: The Case for Two-Year Colleges

    Get Schooled Episode 22: The Case for Two-Year Colleges

    Since the first episode of Get Schooled, Joel and Chris have been passionate about ALL post-secondary options. Often, two-year schools are thought of as inferior to four-year schools. We disagree and we "Make the Case for Two-Year Schools."

    Our amazing guest is Janet Marling, Executive Director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Listen to her school the boys!

    As always, music is provided free of charge by Normcore (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Normcore/Neighbors/Heartless_Man)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Get Schooled Episode 21: The Truth of Class Rank

    Get Schooled Episode 21: The Truth of Class Rank

    Class rank is a commonly used method to compare students. The tradition of valedictorian has deep roots in many communities. Join Joel and Chris, along with Trinity Walsh, another local counselor in Northern Kentucky, as we meet IN PERSON for the first time in 18 months to discuss whether class rank has run its useful course. Hint: Strong opinions forthcoming!

    As always, music on the podcast is provided through the Free Music Archives. Thank you to Normcore for Heartless Man: https://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=heartless+man#

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MM James ,

Help make a sound decision!

We have just finished guiding our third child through the college search process. Over a span of 5 years we have visited 16 colleges. We find this podcast invaluable to bring a sense of sanity to an otherwise highly emotional process.

We are amazed that some families let this very impactful decision rest with their 17-18 year old. We believe this should be a decision that takes into consideration what a family can afford. A decision that should NOT overburden a student or family with debt for many years to come.

Listen to the very first podcast. Understanding exactly what "college" is defined as, is important. Then listen further to the financial comparisons made on educational costs. PARENTS - if you are having a difficult time explaining to your child why a $50,000 per year school might cause a financial strain on your family, this is the podcast.

This is a great, free resource from 2 talented counselors that have guided and shaped many student's lives. They bring on experts that offer unique perspective. As you head off on college visits, listen to this with your child. It will get the conversation started on everything that is college. You will both find value listening to this podcast.

Marianne Whilmer ,

Important information from knowledgeable individuals

As a recent graduate of high school, I wish I had known these things while going through the process of applying to colleges! There’s even more information for those who aren’t going through the process themselves- a casual listener will learn about current events surrounding topics of higher education.

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