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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

August 02nd 2018:Accelerated Degrees; Need-Based Financial Aid; 2018-19 Common App

There are a number of accelerated degree programs offering students the chance to complete advanced degrees in either fewer years than it would normally take or without the hassle of applying to graduate school. Tune in to hear about the pros, cons, and special considerations of these unique programs from a current student. We’re also explaining why need-based financial aid awards can vary so much from school to school. In Office Hours, we’re sharing the changes to this year’s version of the Common Application.

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Elyse Krantz

Elyse Krantz became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of her alma mater, Dartmouth College. After graduating cum laude with a degree in linguistics, Elyse accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont, where she worked with students from Long Island, New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. She then moved to New York City to pursue a master's degree in communication and education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, subsequently joining the admissions staff at Barnard College as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, Elyse directed Long Island and Boston recruitmen
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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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Kara Courtois

Kara Courtois has spent her entire career dedicated to working in education and admissions. She began and developed her admissions career at Barnard College, part of Columbia University, where she was responsible for recruiting students from New York State and then became the director of international recruitment, overseeing the recruitment, application and enrollment of domestic, European, and Canadian students. Prior to working in admissions, Kara volunteered as a classroom teacher with Americorps and also taught high school in the Washington, DC and San Francisco areas. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master
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