College planning tips , strategies and various & sundry, not necessarily politically-correct thoughts on the whole college application and scholarships kit and kaboodle. Brought to you by Pearl and Andy Lockwood, best-selling authors, financial aid and admissions consultants based in Long Island New York, a/k/a one of the spazziest places on earth for college stress, weird ultra-competitive behavior by parents and teens! For more info, visit www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com
What happens if you don’t get into your “top choice”
Early Decision results are about to come out, but what happens if you don't get in? College advisory Andy Lockwood offers his take. See LockwoodCollegePrep.com for more info.
Eavesdrop on Advice to Clients
Each month we tell clients "Here's What You Should Be Doing Now," so that they never have to wonder about deadlines for applications, financial aid, when to visit colleges, more.
In this session, I ranted (briefy) about fake November 1 emergencies and other client behavior, under the guise of advice to 11th grade and younger families, which I called "Here's What You Should NOT Do in a Year From Now"
I hope you take the advice to heart!
Financial Aid FAQ: Live and unscripted, (9/30/21)
This episode was originally a live, unscripted off-the-cuff open mic session where college advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood fielded questions from webinar attendees on the fly.
Topics included: the FAFSA and CSS Profile, deadlies, the 529, how much income is too much to quality for aid, how to legally "shelter" assets from the financial aid formulas, how to appeal or negotiate a financial aid award, more!
For more information about Lockwood College Prep's financial aid and college advising services, see http://www.lockwoodcollegeprep.com/ (www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com).
SAT vs ACT: Which Test is Best?
It's rare for a day to go by without someone asking us at Lockwood College Prep which test should they take, the SAT or ACT?
This episode outlines the key factors you should consider when deciding which standardized test to take, including:
If you're a strong math student
If you're a strong reader or writer
If you hate science
If you're a medium-to-slow-test taker
See LockwoodTestPrep.com for information about our diagnostic exam, online and in-person SAT and ACT prep classes, more
SAT vs ACT Live Q&A
In this episode, college consultant Andy Lockwood grills Marissa Uneberg, Esq., head of tutoring at Lockwood Test Prep with several high stakes, gotta-know-em questions, including:
What do you do if you have a kid with great grades, but is a poor test taker?
Is "Test Optional" really test optional?
If you get the same scores on a practice SAT and a practice ACT, which one should you focus on?
For more information about our tutoring and small group classes (in person and online), visit LockwoodTestPrep.com.
For information about college advising and financial aid consulting, visit LockwoodCollegePrep.com
How to Bust College Essay Writers Block
College consultant Andy Lockwood shares some widespread obstacles facing college essay writers, and an "old school" way to bust through writer's block (that he uses personally).
More info at CollegeBootcamps.com and LockwoodCollegePrep.com
Pearl and Andy do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!