300 episodes

Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Erin Wilson share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Erin in the owner of Seattle Success Coaching where she helps students take the frustration out of learning allowing parents to get back to enjoying, instead of managing, their kids. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

The College Prep Podcast Megan Dorsey & Erin Wilson

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 159 Ratings

Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Erin Wilson share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Erin in the owner of Seattle Success Coaching where she helps students take the frustration out of learning allowing parents to get back to enjoying, instead of managing, their kids. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

    521: Warning Signs when Researching Colleges

    521: Warning Signs when Researching Colleges

    Approach with Caution! When you see these red flags, it may be a sign that the college on your list could be more of a gamble than you were looking for. These are factors to watch for as you research schools. They may not be enough to remove from your list, but definitely something to consider.

    • 29 min
    520: How Can I Tell if a College Is “Good”?

    520: How Can I Tell if a College Is “Good”?

    Everyone wants to get into a “good college,” but if we don’t rely on rankings, what are some ways prospective students can tell if a college is good? Megan shares the things she looks for including specific numbers that might help you decide if that college is a good fit for you.

    • 26 min
    519: Unique College Programs

    519: Unique College Programs

    Some colleges do their curriculum in very different ways. Megan and Erin talk about some of these programs, their features, and what students might enjoy these colleges. Some of these you may never have heard of but could be your perfect fit! Plus, a secret FAFSA and SAT update!

    • 25 min
    518: What We Mean When We Suggest You “Research Colleges”

    518: What We Mean When We Suggest You “Research Colleges”

    What do we mean when we ask students to research colleges? What information is helpful? What are some good tools to get started? More importantly, WHY is this information relevant?

    • 25 min
    517: Looking Forward to Summer- Suggestions for Students

    517: Looking Forward to Summer- Suggestions for Students

    You might be getting invited to fancy conferences or thinking about travel or camps–are these opportunities worth it? What can students do to make an impact over the summer? Megan and Erin share their suggestions for what students can do in the summer (HINT: Don’t wait for summer to find these)!

    • 23 min
    516: What to do if you get deferred or want to appeal your college decision

    516: What to do if you get deferred or want to appeal your college decision

    You heard from a school but were either waitlisted or deferred–now what? Megan walks through the questions you should ask youself and shares her top tips on what to do (and what NOT to do). Plus, Erin brings in a bonus question about getting into your specific major.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

AM25* ,

Great podcast

Super informative, I think this should be a must listen for all high school students and parents!

lovetheearththe ,

Thank you so much!!

Oh my goodness, you two helped me so so much with my confidence regarding college!
I am a high school student, and am constantly considering my college options, Always trying to figure out the great mystery of higher education :/
Doing research on the subject, I stumbled across this absolutely AMAZING podcast! Once more, thank you for the tips and information. Also, would you please consider doing more episodes ( if you haven’t already) regarding dorms, housing, and roommates???

mindose ,

Your best friends for pandemic-era (well, any era, really!) college prep!

I’m an academic mentor and college admissions consultant, and I really value the authentic, no-nonsense—yet warm and friendly tone—of this podcast. It’s quite a tough balance to strike within this industry! Also, the *immediately* applicable tips and razor-sharp insights these two consistently deliver make this my favorite podcast to recommend to my colleagues and families I work with!

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