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7 Podcasts for Students Going Through the Admissions Process

Written by College Confidential | May 24, 2023
8 Podcasts for Students Going Through the Admissions Process

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Podcasts can offer a wealth of information to busy students, particularly when it comes to the college admissions process. We've rounded up a list of seven helpful college admissions podcasts for people who want an expert advice or an insiders take on applying to college.

Future U

The Future U podcast was created by Jeff Selingo, author of College UnBound and There Is Life After College, and Michael Horn, author of Choosing College. Select episodes include topics such as community college innovation and "the game of student loans."

Admitted: The Official College Confidential Podcast

We'd be remiss if we didn't recommend our very own podcast, Admitted. Our hosts, CC Student Ambassador Gabby Alphonse and our Community Manager Jon Ericson, meet with real students, parents and admissions experts to get the inside scoop on applying to college, campus life, and more.

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Hosted by Elizabeth Heaton, founder of College Coach, weekly podcasts include topics such as paying for college, mental health issues in college, trends in merit and financial aid and taking a gap year.

Your College Bound Kid

The podcast was originally based on Mark Stucker's book, 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions, which centered around the queries Stucker receives as a college admissions counselor. Stucker wrote the book and co-hosts the Your College Bound Kid podcast, along with co-host Anika Madden, a writer, blogger and mom of three who has seen the college admissions process with her own children.

College Admissions Decoded

Created by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the membership association for school counselors and college admissions officers, this podcast features interviews with NACAC member-experts to help demystify the college admission process or students and their families.

The College Essay Guy Podcast

Ethan Sawyer, known as the College Essay Guy and author of College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay, has hosted 214 episodes of this podcast. Recent episodes have included diverse topics such as advice for homeschooled students and financial tips for international students.

Get Schooled by Reeves and Ford

Chris Reeves has been a public school counselor for more than 20 years and is a co-host with Joel Ford for the Get Schooled by Reeves and Ford podcast. Recent episodes have covered the college admission scandal, AP vs. dual credit, and "The Great Liberal Arts Debate."

Whatever your listening style, there is sure to be at least one podcast — or more — that can give you more in-depth information about college admissions as you go through the process.

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