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 […]
The College Checklist Podcast
The College Checklist Podcast is the podcast dedicated to guiding you through the complex world of college admissions. Host Lauren Gaggioli interviews experts from all areas of college admissions, college search, financial aid, scholarships, test prep and more to empower you to take control of your family's college admissions process.
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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. […]
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the pleasure of welcoming Jay Benanav back on the show. This time we discuss the financial aid appeal process. Appealing financial aid something that not many families know they can do. However, it can be as simple as writing a financial aid appeal letter and […]
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shirag Shemmassian regarding under what circumstances a college rejection letter can be successfully appealed and how to do it. Shirag also provides information on some of the reasons students are not accepted as well as the reasons why a student should not appeal […]
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with my friend, math tutor Adrianne Meldrum from The Tutor Coach. The internet is being leveraged more and more in classrooms across the world. Adrianne shares with us some of the benefits of online courses and online tutoring from her unique […]
2016 is a year of change in the college admissions world. The new SAT has debuted and the FAFSA is changing in the fall! If you’re unfamiliar with the FAFSA, it is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – a very important part of the financial aid process for all students. In this episode of The College Checklist […]