Getting In: A College Coach® Conversation

Join us each week on VoiceAmerica where College Coach hosts their new internet radio program, Getting In: A College Coach Conversation. The show airs every Thursday at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST. Each week, former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer Elizabeth Heaton leads the discussion on a variety of admissions and college finance topics including:

  • Approaching and crafting essays
  • Successfully appealing financial aid decisions
  • Selecting the right college
  • Determining the most effective savings vehicle to help pay for it
  • And more!

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Tune in to hear Beth interview admissions and finance experts as well as other top industry professionals. She'll also answer your questions on air. To submit your specific question, please visit this page. Then tune in each Thursday, when she will respond to as many as possible.

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Episode Archive (click the link to listen to full recorded episodes):

October 6, 2016 - School’s In Application Workshop: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Completing the Common App

September 29, 2016 - School's In! Completing the FAFSA : Public Health Majors and Pre-Med Students

September 22, 2016 - School's In Application Workshop : Listener Admissions and College Finance Questions

September 15, 2016 - Paying Off Student Loans: One Student's Story: Schools In! Application Workshop: Drafting the Why This College Essay, including Penn, Brown, Pitt and Others

September 8, 2016 - School's In Application Workshop: Putting Together a College List at the Last Minute: Cambridge Program

September 1, 2016 - School's In! International Baccalaureate- Divorce and Paying for College

August 25, 2016 - School's Out Application Workshop; Paying for Multiple Kids in College: First Generation Students on College Campuses

August 18, 2016 - Athletic Recruitment and College Admissions, School's Out Application Workshop, Making the Financial Transition to College

August 11, 2016 - School's Out Application Workshop: Applying for Scholarships, Learning to Live Like a College Student, Office Hours: Listener Questions

August 4, 2016 - Office Hours, including Schools Out: Application Workshop - What to do with that Additional Information Section?, and Listener Admissions and College Finance Questions 

July 28, 2016 - Scholarship and Student Loan Scams, School's Out Summer Application Workshop, Tips for Travelling to College

July 21, 2016 - School's Out Application Workshop; College Access Series: Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities; How Debt Affects Financial Aid Eligibility

July 14, 2016 - Do I Have a Chance of Getting into an Ivy League College?, School's Out Application Workshop, Quirky Scholarships

July 7, 2016 - School's Out Application Workshop, How Much is Too Much to Borrow to Pay for College, and Office Hours Addressing Listeners' College Admissions Questions

June 30, 2016 - Inside the Yale Admissions Office, Help Choosing a Student Loan, and Introducing School's Out: Application Workshop

June 23, 2016 - Myth Busting ACT Versus SAT, and Office Hours Addressing Listeners' College Finance Questions

June 16, 2016 - College Access Programs, Including Row NY, and Finance Options for Low Income Students

June 9, 2016 - Inside Admissions at Connecticut College, Using Retirement Savings to Pay for College, and Listener Questions

June 2, 2o16 - Community College Education Outcomes, Using a 529 Plan to Pay for College, Greek Life

May 26, 2016 - Study Abroad: Why You Should Do It and How to Pay for It, Plus Coalition App Opinions

May 19, 2016 - Did You Know that the UC System Welcomes Community College Students? Also, Paying for College Expenses Out of Pocket and Listener Questions

May 12, 2o16 - What to Consider if You're Considering a Gap Year. Also, Applying from Abroad, Listener Questions on College Finance

May 5, 2016 - What Happens After You Deposit? Also International Student Experiences in the US, and PG Years

April 28, 2016 - Sending In the Deposit: How Do You Make the Final Choice?

April 21, 2016 - What If You Didn't Get In Anywhere?

April 14, 2016 - You Don't Like Any of Your College Choices: Now What?

April 7, 2016 - The College Visit: What Questions Should I Be Asking?

March 31, 2016 - Turning the Tide Part Two: What Does this Mean for You?

March 24, 2016 - Asking for More Money, Part 2: Scholarship Negotiations

March 17, 2016 - Asking for More Money, Part 1: How to Appeal a Financial Aid Award

March 10, 2016 - Why I Chose the University of Southern California: One Student's Story

March 3, 2016 - Comparing Financial Aid Offers

February 25, 2016 - Can I Pay In-State Tuition in Another State?: Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Part 1

February 18, 2016 - How Do They Decide?: Admissions at Large State Schools

February 11, 2016 - The Student Perspective and Responses to Listener Questions

February 4, 2016 - Parents: Please Don't Be More Memorable than your Students!

January 28, 2016 - Finding Money for College After You've Filed the FAFSA

January 21, 2016 - Researching Colleges and Listener Questions

January 14, 2016 - Not a Joiner?: Extracurricular Activity Ideas for the Kid Who Hates Clubs

January 7, 2016 - The Coalition App: What You Need to Know Now

December 31, 2015 - High School Plan for Undergraduate Business Majors

December 24, 2015 - Deferred in ED or EA? Here's What to Do

December 17, 2015 - High School Plan for Future Doctors: Preparing to be Pre-Med

December 10, 2015 - You Didn't Get In Early: Now What?  

December 3, 2015 - College You Can Afford: Finding a Financial Safety

November 19, 2015 - Should Wealthy People Apply for Financial Aid?

November 12, 2015 - I've Applied EA and/or ED: Now What?

November 5, 2015 - Submitting Test Scores: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, And More!

October 29, 2015 - Will My Child Even Get Into College?: Admissions for B Students

October 22, 2015 - Performing and Visual Arts Program Admissions

October 15, 2015 - Need Blind and Need Aware: Financial Aid and Admissions

October 8, 2015 - FAFSAs and Profiles and Essays, Oh My!

October 1, 2015 - One Student's Story: What Happens When You DON'T Get Into Your First Choice College

September 24, 2015 - Holistic Admissions Process: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

September 17, 2015 - Oh Canada!: Attending and Paying for College North of the Border

September 10, 2015 - The New PSAT: What's Changing and Why It Matters

September 3, 2015 - College for C/D Students: Are There Even Options?

August 27, 2015 - Applying to the UCs: Tips and Expert Advice

August 20, 2015 - Public Honors Colleges: Excellent Alternative to the Ivies?

August 13, 2015 - Is A Suspension the Kiss of Death in College Admissions?

August 6, 2015 - Common App 2015-16: Part Two of Everything You Need to Know

July 30, 2015 - Common App 2015: Everything You Need to Know

July 23, 2015 - Presenting Extracurricular Activities for Maximum Application Impact

July 16, 2015 - Can You Apply Early Decision and Still Get Financial Aid?

July 9, 2015 - Is Junior Year Really the Most Important for College Admissions?

July 2, 2015 - Why This College? What Do I Say in That Essay??

June 25, 2015 - Getting an Early Start on College Admissions and Finance

June 18, 2015 - Answers to Your College Admissions and Finance Questions

June 11, 2015 - Getting Started on College Essays: 2015-2016 Common App Essay Prompts, Part 1

June 4, 2015 - Using a Roth IRA to Save for College

May 28, 2015 - Successful College Applications: The Importance of Presenting Your Authentic Self

May 21, 2015 - Congrats on Getting In! Now About That Transition to College...

May 14, 2015 - Dreaming of Top Gun? What You Need to Know About Service Academy Admissions

May 7, 2015 - Admissions Stress and the High School Student

April 30, 2015 - College Admissions by the Numbers: Learn How to Put Together a College List Based on Your Numbers

April 23, 2015 - Ivy League Admissions: How to Stand Out

April 16, 2015 - Admission to the Ivy League: Cracking the Code

April 9, 2015 - New Common App Prompts for 2015-2016: What You Need to Know

April 2, 2015 - Understanding Financial Aid Packages and Avoiding Award Traps

March 26, 2015 - Waitlisted: The New Rejection Letter?

March 19, 2015 - The Financial Aid Family: Understanding How Divorce and Remarriage Can Affect Financial Aid

March 12, 2015 - Making the Most of the College Visit

March 5, 2015 - Financial Aid Advice That's Too Good To Be True: Separating the Myths from the Truth

February 26, 2015 - Choosing A College Essay Topic: How to Get Started

February 19, 2015 - Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions: What Every Student Should Know

February 12, 2015 - Who Qualifies for Financial Aid Anyway?

February 5, 2015 - What's Better: An A in College Prep or a B in Honors?