6 episodes

MeriEducation is proud to present THE ROAD TO COLLEGE - a helpful podcast series designed to help families everywhere get into college! Tune in monthly as MeriEducation founder and head admissions consultant Joan Nguyen dishes out practical advice, hosts informative discussions with special guests, and presents real-life case studies pulled from MeriEducation’s decade of college admissions consulting experience.

Access more helpful resources at www.merieducation.com/freebies

The Road to College: A College Admissions Podcas‪t‬ MeriEducation

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

MeriEducation is proud to present THE ROAD TO COLLEGE - a helpful podcast series designed to help families everywhere get into college! Tune in monthly as MeriEducation founder and head admissions consultant Joan Nguyen dishes out practical advice, hosts informative discussions with special guests, and presents real-life case studies pulled from MeriEducation’s decade of college admissions consulting experience.

Access more helpful resources at www.merieducation.com/freebies

    Ep 3: The College Interview

    Ep 3: The College Interview

    Joan discusses how to approach the college interview - another nerve-wracking part of the admissions process. Interviewing can show a college that an applicant is serious about the college. Tune in to hear whether or not you should interview, how you should prepare, and what types of questions to expect.

    • 15 min
    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Diana, USC Class of 2020

    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Diana, USC Class of 2020

    During this special RTC 1-on-1, Diana shares what it's like to be the first in her family to attend college, the challenges that come with this role, and the feelings involved when she finally received that acceptance letter in the mail.

    • 17 min
    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Leila, Brown Class of 2020

    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Leila, Brown Class of 2020

    During this RTC 1-on-1, Joan talks to Leila about how she was able to stand out from 5,000 students at one of the largest high schools in the country and made a big enough impression to earn an acceptance from two Ivy League colleges.

    • 14 min
    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Wesley, UPENN Class of 2020

    RTC 1-on-1: Meet Wesley, UPENN Class of 2020

    In this special RTC feature, Joan sits down 1-on-1 with Wesley who is just beginning his college experience. Wesley shares his thoughts on applying to college as an international student, being the only one in his country to get into UPENN, running for President, and eating as much In N’ Out as possible.

    • 19 min
    Ep 2: The Personal Statement Ft. Wesley, Leila, and Diana

    Ep 2: The Personal Statement Ft. Wesley, Leila, and Diana

    The personal statement is definitely the most daunting step of the college application process. How do you convey the person you are, the character you have, the experiences you've gathered in 500 words or less? How do you show that Admissions Board you are more than just the marks you've received on your grade report? Joan talks about what makes a powerful personal statement. Recent graduates Wesley, Leila, and Diana join in to share their own essays that got them into the most competitive colleges in the nation.

    • 21 min
    Ep 1: College Application Timelines (Summer/Fall)

    Ep 1: College Application Timelines (Summer/Fall)

    Back to School means it's time to get back into the swing of classes, homework, and extracurriculars. For our Seniors, it also means getting their college applications completed and submitted. During this first episode of The Road to College, MeriEducation founder and head admissions consultant Joan Nguyen breaks down the college application timeline our Seniors should be looking at right now and touches upon how our younger students should start mapping out their timelines to be the best applicant they can be.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

doesitcount? ,

A Great Help

Wow! Joan really knows her stuff! Anyone who is confused or torn about what to do about college applications should definitely listen up to these podcasts!

Grilled cheesus ,

Awesome and Fun

These podcasts are amazing! They're extremely easy to follow along and I absolutely love all the silly sound effects. It makes the podcast fun and keeps me engaged! I didn't realize how vague my college applications seemed but after listening to these podcasts, I feel like my app will definitely stand out.

LostIntheWild123 ,

Life-saver!

Applying to college is SO stressful and tedious (how many times can you fill out your address?!). Every week warrants a break-down. This podcast helped me so much. After listening to it, I wasn't afraid anymore. I felt like I could conquer each essay. I was even EXCITED for the creative process.

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