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The College Planning Edge

The College Planning Edge

Hosted by: Pearl and Andy Lockwood

College planning tips , strategies and various & sundry, not necessarily politically-correct thoughts on the whole college application and scholarships kit and kaboodle. Brought to you by Pearl and Andy Lockwood,...

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What happens if you don’t get into your “top choice”

Early Decision results are about to come out, but what happens if you don't get in? College advisory Andy Lockwood offers his take. See LockwoodCollegePrep.com for more info.
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Eavesdrop on Advice to Clients

Each month we tell clients "Here's What You Should Be Doing Now," so that they never have to wonder about deadlines for applications, financial aid, when to visit colleges, more. In this session, I ranted (briefy)...
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Financial Aid FAQ: Live and unscripted, (9/30/21)

This episode was originally a live, unscripted off-the-cuff open mic session where college advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood fielded questions from webinar attendees on the fly. Topics included: the FAFSA and CSS...
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SAT vs ACT: Which Test is Best?

It's rare for a day to go by without someone asking us at Lockwood College Prep which test should they take, the SAT or ACT? This episode outlines the key factors you should consider when deciding which standardized...
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SAT vs ACT Live Q&A

In this episode, college consultant Andy Lockwood grills Marissa Uneberg, Esq., head of tutoring at Lockwood Test Prep with several high stakes, gotta-know-em questions, including: What do you do if you have a kid...
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How to Bust College Essay Writers Block

College consultant Andy Lockwood shares some widespread obstacles facing college essay writers, and an "old school" way to bust through writer's block (that he uses personally). More info at CollegeBootcamps.com and...
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How to Write a Gripping College Essay Even if You Haven’t Experienced Severe Trauma

Lots o' students and parents I speak with get hung up on the college essay about "obstacles." There seems to be one primary reason: Most kids don't have any. (Note to Internet trolls: I said "most," not "all." No need...
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On Teacher Recommendations

I've been getting a bunch of questions about teacher recommendations lately so I figured it could be on your mind. Here are some thoughts...  Resources mentioned in this episode: Email: ...
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How to Avoid College Admissions Armageddon – May 2021

This episode was originally a webinar broadcast in May 2021, after the admissions cycle for high school class of 2021 graduates wrapped up for the most part. I covered: Just how hard was it to get into college this...
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Lacrosse Recruiting in the Age of Coronavirus

College advisor Andy Lockwood grills Lacrosse coach and former 3 sport Ivy League athlete Dave Kotowski on topics such as: Who really gets athletic scholarships (WARNING: the answer may shock you) The truth about...
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How to MOTIVATE your Teen

College consultant Andy Lockwood interviews his buddy Rahz "The Motivator" Slaughter, co-author with his wife Michele Slaughter of the book, Student Success Secrets.   Topics included how to motivate your teen (if...
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The College Scandal and John Tesh

In this episode, Andy appears on “Intelligence For Your Life,” a podcast on John Tesh's network to discuss the new documentary about the college scandal on Netflix, and how to negotiate more cash from your colleges....
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