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Niche Colleges: Colorado College; Listener Questions

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
Shannon Vasconcelos

Written by Shannon Vasconceloson July 26th, 2023

I came to College Coach with close to 10 years of experience in college financial aid offices. I began my career at Boston University, where I counseled students and their parents on the financial aid process and reviewed undergraduate financial aid applications. At Tufts University, where I served as assistant director of financial aid, I developed expertise in the field of health professions financial aid. I was responsible for financial aid application review, grant awarding and loan processing, and college financing and debt management counseling for both pre- and post-doctoral dental students. I have also served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, coordinating early college awareness activities for middle school students; as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, educating high school guidance counselors on the financial aid process; and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts, aiding students and parents with the completion of online financial aid applications.
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​We’re continuing our Niche College series on the podcast this week. Our host, Shannon Vasconcelos, interviews Karen Kristof, Dean of Admission at Colorado College. She’s here to describe their Block plan; students take one class at a time and each class lasts three and a half weeks, enabling full immersion into that class’s work. In addition, Shannon will be joined by Kyra Tyler, College Coach admissions consultant, to answer questions from our listeners. Remember to submit your own questions! Send us your questions through Facebook or Instagram for our next Q&A segment. 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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