Networking. It’s such a daunting topic for so many people, but – as hard as it is to network in person – it’s made even more challenging at a distance.That said, there are lots of things we can do to make networking more enjoyable whether we’re doing so face-to-face or remotely.This skill is an important […]
The College Checklist Podcast
The College Checklist Podcast is the show dedicated to guiding you through the complex world of college admissions. If you need help with college prep, college search, financial aid, scholarships, SAT & ACT and more, this podcast will be a great resource for you!
Your host, Lauren Gaggioli, interviews experts about college applications, financial aid, scholarships, career success, and more to empower you to take control of your family's college admissions process.
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Last spring was incredibly challenging. The upheaval of our normal day-to-day lives unsurprisingly took a toll on the work we did.While that’s completely understandable given the circumstances, as we head into the new school year, it’s important that we focus on ways we can continue to thrive even in the face of tremendous uncertainty. One thing […]
After the initial shock of quarantine life wore off last spring, I realized that one of the biggest ways that the Class of 2021 was going to be impacted by Coronavirus was the inability to visit college campuses. Instead, the state of the world was going to necessitate a shift to virtual college visits.Spring break, […]
Writing your college essay can be an incredibly daunting task. It can be hard to know how to talk about yourself in a way that shares what you’ve accomplished without seeming like you’re bragging. Or you may struggle to find anything to talk about. After all, what makes you special? Whether you see yourself as […]
Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that many of the families I’ve worked with have focused exclusively on getting into college throughout high school. There’s a sense that you ought to know where you’re going and what it will cost before figuring out the financial side of the equation.Unfortunately, though, delaying thinking about paying for college […]
Today we’re going to dive into a question I’ve received so very many times over the last few months: Lauren, should we take the ACT or SAT this year?Gosh, I wish I could give a quick DO IT! or DON’T DO IT! answer, but – as with most things this year – the reality is […]
When thinking about next steps for college admissions in the time of Coronavirus, something that is top of mind for so many families is the cost.Frankly, it should be top of mind any time we’re talking about college.There is a lot of need-based aid and merit-based aid that’s available, even in these challenging times. But, […]
Today’s episode is the first in our special series about how Coronavirus is impacting college admissions for the Class of 2021. In this episode, we’ll be exploring college admissions from the 50,000 foot view and talking through how you may be impacted if you’re applying to college in the fall of 2020. Listen Now Subscribe on […]
After a 2 year hiatus, the College Checklist Podcast is back to help families navigate the college admissions process in the time of Coronavirus. If you’re curious about how the college admissions process is going to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, join myself and my wonderful guests as we explore how we’re helping our clients […]