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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Amy Seeley & Mike Bergin

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Amy Seeley & Mike Bergin

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Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts.Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast or stream it online via any podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio.YOUR HOSTSMike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros.Between the two of us, expect over 50 years of industry insight, expertise, insider news, and a bit of sarcasm.

Latest Episodes

Shaping An Admissions Class

In a surprising number of ways, putting together a new incoming class at a college is like crafting a list for the perfect party. So how can you make sure you are invited? Amy and Mike invited author Jeff Selingo to pull back the curtain on the process of shaping an admissions class.

25 min4 d ago
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Shaping An Admissions Class

The Historical Mission Of The SAT

The SAT has attracted incalculable criticism and scorn over the last century, but would detractors feel as much loathing if they knew the test’s noble origins and purpose? Amy and Mike invited educational icon Anthony P. Carnevale to recall the historical mission of the SAT.

28 min1 w ago
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The Historical Mission Of The SAT

124. Attending A Liberal Arts College

The classic liberal arts and sciences education represents the prototypical college experience, yet many argue that modern times call for different kinds of programs and degrees. Is it possible, though, that a liberal arts education may be more valuable now than ever? Amy and Mike invited Kenyon admissions officer Ellen Turner to enumerate the virtues of attending a liberal arts college.

26 min1 w ago
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124. Attending A Liberal Arts College

What Is The CLT?

With all the concern swirling around college admissions testing, maybe the solution isn’t fewer exams but actually more. Amy and Mike invited education professional Jeremy Tater to shed light on the Classic Learning Test (CLT).

25 min2 w ago
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What Is The CLT?

Advantages Of Dual Enrollment

Many students do college-level work during high school, but only a fortunate few figure out how to translate their studies to substantial college credits. Amy and Mike invited financial expert Rocky Lalvani to explain the many educational and fiscal advantages of dual enrollment programs.

25 min2 w ago
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Advantages Of Dual Enrollment

Writing Rhetorically In Admissions Essays

The college essay is, at heart, a sales letter intended to close the deal of a student’s admission to a desired school. Why, then, do writers so often ignore the power of rhetoric to inform, persuade, or motivate? Amy and Mike invited educator and podcaster Ryan Tibbens to explore the benefits of writing rhetorically in admissions essays.

25 min3 w ago
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Writing Rhetorically In Admissions Essays

Making The Most Of A Virtual College Admissions Event

The traditional college visit presents the perfect opportunity to get a real feel for a school while demonstrating sincere interest. A virtual college visit is no different. Amy and Mike invited admissions consultant Jessie Peck Martin to explain how to make the most of a virtual college admissions event.

25 min3 w ago
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Making The Most Of A Virtual College Admissions Event

How Test Prep Pros And Financial Planners Can Work Together

Money is a major concern before, during, and very much after the college admissions process? So why isn’t financial planning integrated more consistently? Amy and Mike invited educator and consultant Lisa Marker-Robbins to explain why and how test prep professionals and financial planners can work together.

25 minAUG 21
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How Test Prep Pros And Financial Planners Can Work Together

Attending A Military Academy

Very few students graduate from college thinking that they just lived through the most challenging yet enriching four years of their lives. Then again, most students don’t go to schools like West Point! Amy and Mike invited admissions officer Major Kendrick Vaughn to describe the distinctive experience of attending a military service academy.

28 minAUG 18
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Attending A Military Academy

Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

We all want to get scholarships, right? But how many people want to give scholarships? Amy and Mike did, mainly because scholarship expert Monica Matthews inspired us. That’s why we invited Monica back to help process the lessons learned by offering a scholarship.

26 minAUG 14
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Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

Latest Episodes

Shaping An Admissions Class

In a surprising number of ways, putting together a new incoming class at a college is like crafting a list for the perfect party. So how can you make sure you are invited? Amy and Mike invited author Jeff Selingo to pull back the curtain on the process of shaping an admissions class.

25 min4 d ago
Comments
Shaping An Admissions Class

The Historical Mission Of The SAT

The SAT has attracted incalculable criticism and scorn over the last century, but would detractors feel as much loathing if they knew the test’s noble origins and purpose? Amy and Mike invited educational icon Anthony P. Carnevale to recall the historical mission of the SAT.

28 min1 w ago
Comments
The Historical Mission Of The SAT

124. Attending A Liberal Arts College

The classic liberal arts and sciences education represents the prototypical college experience, yet many argue that modern times call for different kinds of programs and degrees. Is it possible, though, that a liberal arts education may be more valuable now than ever? Amy and Mike invited Kenyon admissions officer Ellen Turner to enumerate the virtues of attending a liberal arts college.

26 min1 w ago
Comments
124. Attending A Liberal Arts College

What Is The CLT?

With all the concern swirling around college admissions testing, maybe the solution isn’t fewer exams but actually more. Amy and Mike invited education professional Jeremy Tater to shed light on the Classic Learning Test (CLT).

25 min2 w ago
Comments
What Is The CLT?

Advantages Of Dual Enrollment

Many students do college-level work during high school, but only a fortunate few figure out how to translate their studies to substantial college credits. Amy and Mike invited financial expert Rocky Lalvani to explain the many educational and fiscal advantages of dual enrollment programs.

25 min2 w ago
Comments
Advantages Of Dual Enrollment

Writing Rhetorically In Admissions Essays

The college essay is, at heart, a sales letter intended to close the deal of a student’s admission to a desired school. Why, then, do writers so often ignore the power of rhetoric to inform, persuade, or motivate? Amy and Mike invited educator and podcaster Ryan Tibbens to explore the benefits of writing rhetorically in admissions essays.

25 min3 w ago
Comments
Writing Rhetorically In Admissions Essays

Making The Most Of A Virtual College Admissions Event

The traditional college visit presents the perfect opportunity to get a real feel for a school while demonstrating sincere interest. A virtual college visit is no different. Amy and Mike invited admissions consultant Jessie Peck Martin to explain how to make the most of a virtual college admissions event.

25 min3 w ago
Comments
Making The Most Of A Virtual College Admissions Event

How Test Prep Pros And Financial Planners Can Work Together

Money is a major concern before, during, and very much after the college admissions process? So why isn’t financial planning integrated more consistently? Amy and Mike invited educator and consultant Lisa Marker-Robbins to explain why and how test prep professionals and financial planners can work together.

25 minAUG 21
Comments
How Test Prep Pros And Financial Planners Can Work Together

Attending A Military Academy

Very few students graduate from college thinking that they just lived through the most challenging yet enriching four years of their lives. Then again, most students don’t go to schools like West Point! Amy and Mike invited admissions officer Major Kendrick Vaughn to describe the distinctive experience of attending a military service academy.

28 minAUG 18
Comments
Attending A Military Academy

Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

We all want to get scholarships, right? But how many people want to give scholarships? Amy and Mike did, mainly because scholarship expert Monica Matthews inspired us. That’s why we invited Monica back to help process the lessons learned by offering a scholarship.

26 minAUG 14
Comments
Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship
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