Episode 30: Inside the Mind of an Application Reader, Vol. 2
In this episode, we'll peek behind the curtain to see how two application readers approach the review process.
Episode 29: Why Bucknell? Students Answer the Top Questions About Bucknell
In this episode, three current students share their "Why Bucknell?" story and answer top-searched questions about the University.
Episode 28: Making the Most of a Counselor Visit to Your High School
In this episode, we'll share our top tips for making the most of counselor visits to your high school.
Episode 27: Last-minute Application Reminders Before You Click “Submit”
In this episode, we'll cover all the last-minute reminders students need before clicking "submit" on their college application.
Guide to Playing Sports in College
Whether your athletic interests include intramurals, club sports or a Division I, II or III team, the road to college athletics begins the moment you enter high school.
Episode 26: What Is Demonstrated Interest?
In this episode, we'll explore the concept of demonstrated interest, which could be an important factor when a school is considering whom to admit or choose from a wait list.
Episode 25: Preparing for Your First Semester
In this episode, we'll uncover the exhilarating new set of challenges — and opportunities — awaiting students when they arrive at college for their first semester.
Episode 24: Advice and Support for First-gen College Students and Their Families
In this episode, we offer advice and support to first-generation college students — and the members of their families who might be helping them along this journey.
Episode 23: Location: Urban or rural, in-state or out-of-state?
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we’ll search far and wide to bring you the best advice on how to consider a school's geographic location when planning your college search.
Episode 22: Public or Private: What’s the Difference?
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we examine the differences between public and private colleges and universities.
Episode 21: A Deep Dive Into GPA Calculation
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we take a deep dive into GPA calculation, including whether, how and when schools recalculate an applicant's number.
Episode 20: Academic Rigor: Which High School Classes Should I Choose?
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we discuss how higher-ed institutions look closely at your transcript to see just how difficult your classes were — something called academic rigor.
Episode 19: Planning a College Visit Road Trip
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we provide a road map for planning the ultimate college visit road trip.
What is Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions and How Do I Show It?
There are more things you can do to improve your chance of getting into your top-choice school that aren’t captured on your formal college application. A lot of them fall into a category called “demonstrated interest,” a tool used by many — but not all — schools to try to predict how likely it is that a student they admit will enroll at their college.
Episode 18: College Housing: What You Need to Know Before Applying
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we discuss the benefits of off-campus and on-campus housing, specialty housing options like Affinity Houses, roommate selection, and more
Episode 17: How to Select a College That Will Support Your Dietary Needs
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we dive into what should students be looking for when deciding which school will meet their dietary needs and preferences.
How to Plan the Ultimate College Visit Road Trip
With a full tank of gas, the perfect playlist and a well-crafted plan, you'll have everything you need to organize the ultimate college visit road trip.
Episode 16: My Application Story
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we invite listeners to our first college admissions roundtable. You'll hear from three current college students about each step of their application process.
Episode 15: The Role of Social Media When Looking at Colleges
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, the hosts discuss the role of social media when looking at colleges, including whether colleges review applicants' posts and how students can use social media when exploring schools on their list.
Episode 14: Beyond Academics — How to Show Who You Really Are on an Application
In this episode of College Admissions Insider, the hosts share how to show who you really are on an application — offering a complete picture that goes way beyond grades.