Scholarship Offers; Med School Gap Years; Associates to Bachelors

January 21, 2021
Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton

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As admissions decisions start to come in, you may receive scholarship offers from some of your schools. Did you know you can negotiate for more? Learn more about the dos and don’ts of this process. We also have details on why students planning for medical school might want to build in some time for a gap year or two (or three!). Tune in for another story from our team. Hear about how one of our finance educators started with an associate’s degree before getting his bachelor’s.

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

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Planning for college? Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for tips, techniques, and insider perspectives. Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton, a former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, and featuring her fellow admissions and college finance experts from Bright Horizons College Coach, the show shares what colleges are really looking for and how to highlight your hard-won achievements for the best chance at success. New episodes air every Thursday at 4 PM Eastern Time, 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel.

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Elizabeth Heaton

Elizabeth Heaton

Elizabeth Heaton is the senior director of educational consulting and strategic marketing at College Coach, the nation’s leading provider of educational advisory services. Ms. Heaton began her admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where she 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. She also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. A graduate of Cornell University, Ms. Heaton brings exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of Penn admissions applications. She is featured regularly in news outlets including Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Time, US News and World Report, Boston Globe, and ABC News, among others, and 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 Penn, Ms. Heaton 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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Episode Directory

January 2021

  • 1/28/2021: Who Gets In and Why: A Year In College Admissions Coming Soon
  • 1/21/2021: Scholarship Offers; Med School Gap Years; Associates to Bachelors Listen Now
  • 1/14/2021: Admissions Bloopers; Listener Q&A Listen Now
  • 1/7/2021: Applications Are In: Now What?; Tips for Juniors Getting Started Listen Now

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