Early Action; Aid at Northeastern; Emory and Georgia Tech Essays

September 27, 2018
Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton

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We’re all about early action on today’s first segment. We’ll tell you what EA is, discuss the pros and cons, and help you figure out if it’s the right choice given your personal situation. A former financial aid officer at Northeastern University also joins the show to share her insights into what goes on behind the scenes. In Office Hours, we’re taking you through the supplemental essay questions for Emory and Georgia Tech.

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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

October 2018

September 2018

  • 9/27/2018: Early Action; Aid at Northeastern; Emory and Georgia Tech Essays Listen Now
  • 9/20/2018: Top 5 Application Mistakes; Admission and College Finance Questions Listen Now
  • 9/13/2018: Filling Out the FAFSA; Demonstrated Interest; Humanities Degrees Listen Now
  • 9/6/2018: Finding the Best College Value; Freshmen Challenges; Aid Refunds Listen Now

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