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Common College Application Mistakes (27-minute video)

Common College Application Mistakes (27-minute video)

Common College Application Mistakes to Avoid The overall average freshman acceptance rate is 66%, according to the 2019 National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) report. Nearly 80% of schools accept more than half of freshman applicants, with over...

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money: AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, and Early College are options to earn college credits while still in high school. These courses can save you time and money! John explains the benefits and the caveats, and how to consider which might be...

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful college visits are key to helping find your best-fit college. Learn what to look for, red flags, and good questions to ask, and more. If you cannot visit a campus in person), check out these virtual options for a successful college visit: CampusReel...

Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Ask John Anything! Building an Activities Resume. How to build quality not quantity, and passion, not paper-fillers, to achieve higher level skills and have a greater impact in the admissions office. Learn how to use, format, and build your activities resume to market...

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid. In this episode of 'Ask John Anything!' John discusses two important types of financial aid, and tells you everything you need to know on how to best use these grants to lower your cost of college! Learn more about understanding financial...

The Scholarship Search (22-minute video)

The Scholarship Search (22-minute video)

Ask John Anything! The Scholarship Search Earning scholarships and merit-based aid can truly make a difference in the quality and cost of your college experience. The scholarships you earn will decrease the amount you pay or borrow for school. Everyone encourages you...

Choosing The Right College (19 minutes)

Choosing The Right College (19 minutes)

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes over 4,000 colleges and universities. With so many options, private and public, large and small, rural and urban, etc., how do you choose the right college? Learn about the very important Money Talk. Then John will teach how...

College Credit by Examination (CLEP) (8 minutes)

College Credit by Examination (CLEP) (8 minutes)

Earn college credits and bypass college courses with CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) provided by the College Board. 2023 update: tests are $93 each with 34 subjects available. What is the CLEP Program? The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program...

Internships (7-minute video)

Internships (7-minute video)

Internships: What You Should KnowLearn what they are, and how they can help you in high school or college to add to your activities resume while you explore a career. You'll also learn the answers to these questions: Why are internships important for high school...

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