How to Defeat College Essay Anxiety, Writer’s Block and More

This episode was originally a webinar I conducted for my community in early July 2019.  We covered: The biggest mistake college essay writers commit and how to avoid it The “Obstacle” essay:  Really? How to use Netflix and the New York Post to dramatically improve your essay How to overcome the dreaded College Essay Writer’s…

College Appeals & Negotiations Case Studies

College Appeals & Negotiations Case Studies, Special Circumstances and a Pearl “Dr. Laura” Moment   College Advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood chat on their weekly show, College Talk Tuesday about some live, actual client case studies of financial aid and scholarship appeals, what constitutes “Special Circumstances” and what does not!   College Talk Tuesday airs…

Ironic New College Admissions Scandal

Ironic new college admissions scandal stuff, the title of Rick Singer’s keynote speech to Morgan Stanley and other brokerages (too funny, can’t make this stuff up) and Felicity Huffman’s ancestors.  And a current college negotiations case study. For more information on Lockwood College Prep’s podcasts and our college advising, financial aid and test prep and…

“War Stories” with NYC-based College Advisor Abby Siegel

Andy interviews friend and college consulting colleague Abby Siegel about some of the crazy, ethical and borderline illegal behavior we’ve heard about over the years, including:   “Double depositing” Weaseling out of ED agreements and the bad things that can happen (as opposed to doing so the right way) Parents who write their kids’ essays…