In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing my husband Mike. Mike was a high school baseball player that was recruited by several colleges. With an excellent GPA and SAT score, Mike was recruited by several highly-rated academic colleges. He chose to attend and pitch for Georgetown University. In today’s […]
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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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In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Cailean Bailey of the ESM Group joins me to talk about college recruiting for students who are looking to play sports in college. Cailean is an independent counselor who specializes in the NCAA student-athlete recruitment process. He has extensive experience as a student-athlete and as a recruiting […]
In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I discuss the pros and cons of taking online courses in college with Dr. Tawna Schmidt, founder of College and Career Matters Academy. Tawna helps us see the many benefits and some of the drawbacks of studying via online courses in college – some of which are hidden from […]
In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, we learn how students can leverage LinkedIn from Nile Nickel, CEO of LinkedIn Focus. Nile provides helpful, actionable information on how to use LinkedIn to help our college-bound students network and showcase their academic efforts to ease the college application process. Nile also explains how important networking is for college admissions […]
I’ve got to be honest, I loved summer reading when I was younger. I can still remember the excitement of being handed one piece of paper to wrap up the school year – my summer reading list. After a whole year of slogging through books as quickly as I could to churn out an essay at […]
There have been many reports on what happened on the June SAT. I’ve been holding off on sharing my 2 cents until the scores actually were released, which they were today. Find out what happened, what College Board is doing to correct the issue, and what I think about College Board’s response in this week’s episode of The […]
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Celest Horton of Debt Free Degree 101 and I discuss the changes coming to the PSAT in October 2015. Yes! Even though the new full-length SAT will not be released until March 2016, the PSAT for the Class of 2017 (this summer’s rising juniors) will be a reflection of […]
In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Judith Bass. Judy is the founder of Bass Educational Services and is an expert in providing college counseling for students with learning difficulties or learning disabilities (LD). Judy explains what constitutes LD and provides expert tips on how LD students and parents can […]
There is a growing skills gap in America but – make no mistake – the skilled trades are in high demand. For those families looking for alternatives to college that still afford the opportunity for young men and women to find high paying jobs in an industry they are passionate about, the skilled trades might be the perfect […]
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, it was an honor to have my friend, savings expert Josh Elledge, on the show to explore the true value of a college education in today’s economy. We discuss some interesting facts about college recently shared in Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath, as well as some valuable savings […]