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The only educational podcast that informs and empowers to close the educational gap by making higher education attainable through informative discussion with educators.

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The only educational podcast that informs and empowers to close the educational gap by making higher education attainable through informative discussion with educators.

    SPECIAL EPISODE 3: COVID-19 June 2020 Updates

    SPECIAL EPISODE 3: COVID-19 June 2020 Updates

    As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, in this June 2020 Updates episode, we bring you updates and advice about standardized testing, virtual learning, the job market and extracurricular activities that students can partake in during the summer. 
    As we dive into how to move forward with your academics and activities, we also share our perspectives on how the removal of standardized testing (i.e, UCs) is going to ultimately impact the world of education and college admissions in the future. 
    Tune in to this episode to learn more! 

    • 27 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE 2: The Coronavirus (College Admissions Updates)

    SPECIAL EPISODE 2: The Coronavirus (College Admissions Updates)

    We have another special episode for you on the coronavirus and the constant changes that college admissions are making as the pandemic continues to impact our country. From test date changes to additional college admissions requirements, Jay and Vincent dive into the details of what various colleges are doing and what advice they have for students. 
    Tune in to this episode for more updates on the impacts of the coronavirus and detailed advice and explanations on how students can plan their next few months (including the summer) to make the most of their time and increase chances of admissions. 

    • 25 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Coronavirus (Its Effect on College Admissions)

    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Coronavirus (Its Effect on College Admissions)

    In this episode, Jay and Vincent dive into the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting our students and families. Due to the pandemic, we have received many questions about its effects on college admissions and have sensed the anxiety since SAT/ACT tests have been canceled, AP exams have moved to online, schools have closed, etc.
    Because we understand that this time of uncertainty may bring rising concerns to students and parents, we wanted to dedicate this episode to answer your questions and hopefully ease your concerns.
    From what current seniors need to do as admission results come out, to how to prioritize your time to make the most of being at home, Jay and Vincent answer your questions about this time of uncertainty to prepare for what's to come as we end our school year. 

    • 26 min
    Season 4, Episode 10: Beyond the Application (The Things You're Not Thinking About)

    Season 4, Episode 10: Beyond the Application (The Things You're Not Thinking About)

    In this episode, we wanted to organize a list of THE INTANGIBLES -- what you should think about beyond the college application (activities, academics, etc.). We specifically chose to spend some time on the miscellaneous things that students and parents do not necessarily think about when they think about their high school journey. 
    From reading for pleasure to social media, we cover a wide array of things that our parents and students should be thinking about besides what goes in a college application. 

    • 52 min
    Season 4, Episode 9: SAT Adversity Score

    Season 4, Episode 9: SAT Adversity Score

    A new "adversity score" assigned by the College Board on the SAT exam will reportedly reflect students' family income, environment and educational differences in an effort to level the playing field in the highly competitive college admissions process. In this episode, we'll dive into what our speakers think about the new adversity score, its implications, and general advice. 
    If you were worried about new adversity score, or had questions about it, this is a great episode for you to tune in on! 

    • 31 min
    Season 4, Episode 8: There’s More to College than Getting into College (David Coleman)

    Season 4, Episode 8: There’s More to College than Getting into College (David Coleman)

    In this episode, we do something special and review an article written by the CEO of the College Board, David Coleman. He writes in The Atlantic his piece titled, “There’s More to College than Getting into College,” which argues for us to reassess the key factors that not just make a great college-bound student, but also enables students to succeed through college and beyond. Given the rising interest and growing intensity of how parents and students approach the college admissions process, we thought it would be an excellent feature on this episode to discuss what the head of college standardized testing had to say about where we are headed and what advice he offers to do college the right way.
     
    Three topics we discuss based on David Coleman's article:

    Finding Great Teachers


    Picking an Activity (or maybe two)


    Learning to love ideas, even when it hurts.

     

    • 45 min

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8 Ratings

kimmiexp ,

A MUST LISTEN for HS Students!

I can't believe this podcast is completely free!! A perfect combination of information and conversation. Thanks Hall Pass!

Beachlifer ,

The best

I'm a college student now and WISH I had this podcast when I was in high school. So much useful information

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A must for all students!

This is a must listen for all high school and college students, and the parents as well. So much valuable information

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