025: Q&A – Advanced Placement, Community College, Failing, Final exams, Perfectionism, and More

12 Jan

We love it when our listeners write in! Here are the questions we take on this time (including some musing at the top of the show about perfection paralysis in students): What to Do When a Class Becomes Too Hard. Thank … Read More »

024: The Secret to Getting Your Dream Internships with Anita Wing Lee

5 Jan

Internships are easier to get than you think! Guest expert Anita Wing Lee shares her inspiring story about how she managed to land 5 internships that took her to 21 different countries, and ultimately led to a job right out … Read More »

023: How to Maximize Financial Aid for College Admission

29 Dec

Ready…set…time to apply for financial aid! Just when you thought the college admission search was over! January is the time to begin applying for financial aid, and the earlier you do it, the better your chances of getting a good … Read More »

022: Q&A about SAT & ACT Accommodations , College App Deadlines, Unmotivated 8th Graders, and more

22 Dec

We love questions from our listeners. Here are the questions we tackle on today’s episode: SAT and ACT Accommodations: How can my daughter get extended time or other accommodations on the SAT or ACT? She has these in place at school, but … Read More »

021: How to Raise Your ACT & SAT Scores over Winter Break

15 Dec

Boost your ACT and SAT scores over winter break! Megan breaks down exactly what to do every day to improve your scores while you also enjoy the holiday break. She divides studying for these standardized tests into three important categories: Review … Read More »

020: Our Official Holiday Gift Giving Guide

8 Dec

Wondering what to get your college bound student for the holidays? Here’s our extensive list of student-friendly gifts. We’re including the links to all of them here, but don’t miss out on all the hilarious commentary. Megan and Gretchen clearly had … Read More »

019: Reduce Test Anxiety and Raise Grades with Bara Sapir

30 Nov

Nervous about taking standardized tests? Want to know how to study for final exams? Learn from test prep expert Bara Sapir of Test Prep NY who gives tips on how to maximize scores and reduce test anxiety. Too often students … Read More »

018: How to Stay Motivated in the Midst of Increasing Pressure

24 Nov

Are you stressed out at this point in the semester? It’s hard to stay motivated in the face of increasing pressure, but it’s not impossible if you consider this checklist of motivation strategies. The College Prep Podcast cohosts have a fun … Read More »

017: An Essential Reading List for College Bound Kids

17 Nov

What books should you read to help you with the college application process? Megan and Gretchen both have bookshelves chock full of important resources for families! In today’s episode, Megan shares some juicy nuggets about her favorite books about the … Read More »