In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, we’re going to talk about the Common Application (aka Common App) with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian. Shirag will help us wrap our minds around what’s expected of us on the Common App and help us with some tips about best practices for filling it out as well. We’ll cover essay […]
The College Checklist Podcast | Your Guide To Getting In & Paying For College
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Your host, Lauren Gaggioli, interviews experts about college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, SAT & ACT prep, career success, and more to empower you to take control of your family's college admissions process.
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In Episode 82 of The College Checklist Podcast, I interviewed Kelly Peeler of NextGenVest and something she said got me thinking about alternatives to college. While she was very clear that the data from the last 20 years shows that college graduates make more over their lifetime than their uneducated peers, she also implied that the payoff […]
In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Kelly Peeler of NextGenVest shares a lot of information about the ever-shifting landscape of college financial aid. Be sure to take advantage of NextGenVest’s free texting service that can help you have your financial aid and scholarship questions answered. NextGenVest can even help you appeal your financial aid […]
In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Sharise Kent joins us to share her expertise on college internships. Sharise is an expert on how students can find internships and determine their career objectives while they are still in school. Sharise provides many practical tips on how to prepare for college and how to find internships […]
If you’ve ever wondered how students get admitted to top schools like Columbia, you’re in for a special treat! My former test prep student and Columbia University Class of 2020 admittee Tevis joins me on today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast to share his college admissions story. Here’s the thing: getting into an Ivy League college is […]
Looking for great scholarship tips from someone who’s used free money to fund her college education? You’re in the right place! Fellow podcaster Kristy Sturgill joins us on The College Checklist podcast to share how she graduated debt free from college by obtaining scholarships both before she set off to college and throughout her 4 years […]
Today, I had the pleasure of chatting with Kelly Johnson. Kelly is an in-school counselor and also serves as Communications Chairman of the Indiana School Counselors Association. In this episode, Kelly helps us understand the changing role of the in-school counselor. She also gives parents and students alike insight on how to best leverage the […]
Today, I’m pleased to welcome Thomas Frank as a guest on The College Checklist Podcast. Thomas is the geek behind the popular blog, podcast, and YouTube channel College Info Geek. He provides advice for college students on how to study, how to get the jobs they want, and how to build a solid financial base. […]
Today we have a very special guest! My mom, Francine Verbarg, makes her College Checklist Podcast debut! Our family has always been very focused on community service and Mom is the reason for that. She’s volunteered for various organizations from a very young age and shares her tips for getting involved in charity work. In this episode, […]
We are very lucky to have Ramsey Personality Rachel Cruze on the show today to share tips on how we can raise kids that are financially prepared to tackle college without going into debt. Rachel is Dave Ramsey’s daughter and, growing up a Ramsey, there were lots of money lessons that she learned along the way. […]