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Switching the Dial to Turning the particular Tide | College Coach Weblog

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student perspective on college admissions Last week’s episode of Getting In: A College Trainer Conversation covered the recently published “Turning the Tide” survey, continued our students’ perspectives collection, and perhaps most importantly, offered timely assistance for appealing financial aid awards!

Turning the particular Tide

Harvard Graduate School of Education’s recently published report has been making waves in the college admissions community. Host Ian Fisher, Elyse Krantz, and Elizabeth Heaton boiled the report down to its three overarching recommendations. They also discussed the methods they feel that the report may (and won’t) change what admissions offices are looking for in applicants. Keep an eye out for a return to this topic in the coming weeks, both here on the blog and on the radio show.

The Student Viewpoint

Present Brown University freshman Mike Colonna shared insights into his app process, focusing especially on how this individual developed his selection criteria. Jordan shared how he arrived at among his more unconventional selection criterion—schools that would challenge him to mature both personally and academically. Michael also provided some fodder for the conversation on the Turning the Tide survey, sharing his wish to have committed deeper to the activities he most adored in high school.  

Appealing Financial Aid Awards

Michelle Clifton returned to the show for your first in a two-part series upon appealing financial aid awards. Michelle fixed the stage by categorizing three main types of appeals for listeners and also by offering numerous guidelines to get on—and stay on—your financial aid officer’s good side throughout the is attractive process.



Abigail Anderson   is a member of College Coach’s team of  college admissions experts . Abigail received her bachelor’s in sociology from Colby College. Prior to joining College Coach, Abigail worked as a senior admissions officer with Reed College and Emma Willard School.


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