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Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon February 2nd, 2015

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.
Learn More About Elizabeth
Wondering which courses will look better on your child’s application? Have questions about filing the FAFSA? Curious to know what admissions officers are looking for in the college essay? Elizabeth Heaton, College Coach admissions expert and former admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania, is hosting a new radio program where she will discuss these topics and so much more with college admissions and finance experts as well as top industry professionals. A few topics Beth plans to explore include:
  • Approaching and crafting essays
  • Successfully appealing financial aid decisions
  • Selecting the right college
  • Determining the most effective savings vehicle to help pay for it
Getting In: A College Coach Conversation launches on Thursday, February 5th and will air every Thursday at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST on VoiceAmerica. To listen live, visit the Getting In page on at show time. Be sure to bookmark it, so you can easily return each Thursday! Episodes will be available for download from iTunes after airing, and links to previous episodes will be available on our website at In addition to interviewing the experts, Beth will answer audience questions on air. To submit your specific question, please visit this page. Then listen each Thursday, when she will respond to as many as possible. We hope you’ll tune in! Getting-In-CTA


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