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Deadlines; Parents Role in Admissions; Financial Aid Timeline

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon September 27th, 2023

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
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​Host Beth Heaton talks with college admissions counselor Becky Leichtling about the assortment of application deadlines. For everyone confused about the difference between early decision, early action, and regular decision, this is for you! College consultant Lisa Albro also joins Beth to discuss what role parents should play in the application process. (Hint: It’s not your job to write the essays, but there are other ways you can help!) In addition, college finance expert Beth Feinberg-Keenan talks when and how to apply for financial aid. To listen to other episodes, visit Getting In: A College Coach Conversation on VoiceAmerica or search for us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you’re there, please leave us a rating or review! We appreciate your feedback.​


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