On the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, host Elizabeth Heaton looks to our northern neighbor to discuss studying in Canada and answers many listener questions.

I joined Beth to highlight why a U.S. student may want to consider spending their undergraduate years at a Canadian university. If you are looking for something foreign, yet familiar, Canada has top-notch research institutions that can be affordable, friendly, and generous in their review of your application. Tune in to understand some key similarities and differences between studying in the U.S. and Canada.

College Coach colleague, Shannon Vasconcelos, returns to the show to help Beth answer a slew of listener-submitted questions. Have you also been wondering about any of the following questions?

  • Can I save the room and board costs for my freshman year if I live within commuting distance to the college campus?
  • Why shouldn’t I apply to a lot of colleges?
  • Do 529 plans count against merit-based scholarships?
  • Is there financial aid to cover the cost of flights to and from campus?
  • When should I start working on college applications?
  • How early can my child apply to scholarships?
  • Are private high schools better than public high schools?
  • What’s the difference between a subsidized and an unsubsidized loan?

If any of these questions have crossed your mind, this segment will shed some light for you!

On our next episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, we will cover bargain hunting for textbooks and dorm supplies, searching for colleges in the United Kingdom, and transitioning back home after the first year of college.


Written by Lauren Randle
Lauren Randle is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Lauren worked as a senior admissions officer at Georgetown University and previously held positions in college counseling at Malvern Preparatory School and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Visit our website to learn more about Lauren Randle.