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Episode 90: Keep Your Hands Off My Essays!

Episode 90: Keep Your Hands Off My Essays!

As a parent who has just launched her third and last child to college, I know how tempting it is to “help” edit kids’ essays. What starts out as a simple suggestion turns into something like “ What if you just wrote something like …” All of the good natured advice and guidance has turned into “our” essay.

Episode 89: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Episode 89: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Keeping fit both physically and mentally is a challenge for all ages but especially for our young adults as they head off to college. For many students, it is the 1st time living away from home. How can students better prepare themselves for the transition and what resources are available to students as they navigate the acclimating to their new environment socially, mentally, and physically?

A Student Q&A Video with Skidmore Students

A Student Q&A Video with Skidmore Students

Alexa, our Skidmore Lead Ambassador for College Scoops, provided the student footage for our College Scoops Q&A video for Skidmore! As students visit colleges, many students have questions that they can’t find the answers to online. So, we reached out to our College Scoops community and asked them for their help.

Episode 88: What to Ask When Hiring an Educational Consultant

Episode 88: What to Ask When Hiring an Educational Consultant

When starting the college admissions process, many families seek outside help from independent educational consultants. How do families find an independent educational consultant for their student? What questions should they ask when interviewing the educational consultants? Are there certain criteria every educational consultant should have in terms of experience or certifications?

Episode 87: Students Helping Students

Episode 87: Students Helping Students

One of the stress points for high school students applying to college is finding their unique voice for the personal statement and supplemental essays. Standing out in a way that will highlight a student’s strengths and their ability to contribute to a college community is essential.

Episode 86: Financial Aid 101

Episode 86: Financial Aid 101

Paying for college is on everyone’s mind and it is one of the main pain points of the college search process for parents. Getting into the right financial mindset is essential for families as they start to navigate finding a college that is the best financial fit. Timing is everything and starting the process earlier rather than later will help families in the long run.

Episode 85: Undecided About Your College Major

Episode 85: Undecided About Your College Major

Picking a college major can be stressful for students, especially if they enter college undecided. Dr. Leslie Tucker, owner of Dr, will provide the College Scoops community with tips and tricks on how to pick a college major. If you are a student struggling to pick a major, Leslie Tucker is here to help.