64 – Chance Me Profile Reviews with Admissions Counselor u/ScholarGrade

This episode, Sean and Michael are joined by u/Scholargrade, a prominent college admissions counselor active in the r/chanceme and r/ApplyingToCollege subreddit. In Part One of this session, we talk about 4 different student case studies, and talk about whether their college list suits them. We thoroughly review their application qualities and clarify some of the myths that the general populace has when viewing college admissions to US universities.

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An Introspection worksheet to brainstorm essay topics from u/ScholarGrade
u/ScholarGrade’s Better College Apps company, here
Google Docs of the Case Profiles
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62 – College Essay Writing and Common Mistakes with Sean and Michael

This week, we discussed a bit about the early college essay writing process with Sean.  As someone going through the process, Sean talks about the struggles and methods of coming up with ideas.  Then, we talk about school-specific essays and how to approach them.  Throughout the episode, we talk about common mistakes and cliche essays that many applicants use.

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