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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

November 24th 2016:Encore: Do I Have a Chance of Getting into an Ivy League College?, School's Out Application Workshop, Quirky Scholarships

One of the questions we get very frequently is some form of, “Do I have a shot at getting into an Ivy League or highly selective college.” In this week’s show, we offer tips for students and families to help them evaluate their chances using the colleges’ own primary criteria. We’ll also discuss more about putting together a college list, including how to factor finances into that process, as part of our ongoing School’s Out Application Workshop series, and explore the world of quirky scholarships.

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Karen Crowley

Karen Crowley began her admissions career at Boston University. She then served at the University of Pennsylvania as a Senior Admissions Officer where she was responsible for recruitment, selection and enrollment of students from the Long Island area. Most recently, she has worked at the Dalton School in Manhattan as both the Associate Director of College Counseling and the Assistant High School Director, and as the General Manager and Director of College Counseling at College Coach. She has been a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, the College Board, the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors and the New York Association of College Admi
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Karen Spencer

Karen Spencer has worked in education for her entire career. After graduating from Valparaiso University in Indiana, she went on to receive her master in education degree from the University of Virginia. Her love of education began when she was a tour guide at Valpo and in the admissions office of the Curry School of Education at UVA. She began her professional work in residence life at Hope College (MI) and then at Franklin & Marshall College (PA) in admissions. Most recently Karen worked as the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Georgetown University (DC) where she was responsible for recruitment and transfer admissions, and sat on the admissions committee for the McDonou
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Shannon Vasconcelos

Shannon Vasconcelos has worked in student financial assistance at Boston University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she served as the assistant director of financial aid. At Tufts, she was responsible for reviewing financial aid applications, determining financial aid awards, and helping families through the college financing process. In addition, Shannon has served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts. She has a BA in economics fro
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