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Decoding Financial Aid Awards; Becoming a Vet; Visiting Colleges

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon February 22nd, 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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Financial aid award notifications are coming—are you ready? (Is anyone?) We have insights on how to understand these often confusing documents to determine what exactly you’ll pay, what discounts you’re receiving, and what debt you’ll be expected to take on. In other segments, our own Serena Frisina shares what she loves about visiting colleges, and a veterinarian joins the show to tell us about her journey to her current career. 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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