Affirmative Action; Financial Aid Awards; Too Late to Apply?

February 11, 2021
Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton

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There have been a few recent court cases related to the use of affirmative action in college admissions. But what is affirmative action in this case, and how is it really used in admissions? Jamiere Abney, Coordinator of Outreach for Opportunity & Inclusion at Colgate University joins us to share more. If you’re worried that it’s too late to apply to college this year, you’re in luck—it’s definitely not! We have advice and information on your options. Finally, in part one of a two-part series, we’re talking all things financial aid award letters, including and especially, how to decipher the information.

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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

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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

February 2021

  • 2/25/2021: Military Academy Application; College Lists; Financial Aid Awards Listen Now
  • 2/18/2021: Standardized Test Policies for 2021/2022; Listener Q&A Listen Now
  • 2/11/2021: Affirmative Action; Financial Aid Awards; Too Late to Apply? Listen Now
  • 2/4/2021: Ivy League Admits; Employer-Funded Degrees; In-State Tuition Listen Now

January 2021

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