Andy Lockwood Interviews Richard Rossi

How to succeed as a doctor, scientist and techie

Highlights from a technology-plagued webinar that almost wasn’t!

On this interview, you will discover:

  • Surprising predictions about the future of medicine
  • A simple tip to help you stand out and succeed in college, grad school and in your career
  • The fatal mistake that causes thousands of highly qualified doctors, scientists and technologists to fail
  • How to evaluate summer programs
  • A special, surprise offer to participate in Richard’s events this summer (Buzz Aldrin, astronaut and Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and several Nobel Laureates have “headlined” in the past!)

For more information about Richard’s organizations, visit or call:

www.SciTechLeaders.com

www.FutureDocs.com

617-307-7425

Fact Checking High School “College Night”

Have you been to your high school’s annual College Night meeting yet?

Pearl went last night pre-debate (and pre rant), and is going to report on her experience today on College Talk Tuesday, [12:00]-[12:30] ET.

Spoiler alert – she was not too surprised at what was said…

But she was shocked by what was NOT said!

She’ll share her thoughts today.

www.CollegeTalkTuesday.live

ALSO…..

We are hosting our own Virtual College Night this Thursday on College Success For Less, live and barely scripted!  You’ll have the chance to ask us your questions about financial aid.

We’ll rerun the recording throughout the weekend too (sign up for both live and recorded.)

Note: This will be your last chance for a deep dive on the financial aid and college planning process before the FAFSA is released October 1st.

www.CS4L.tv

Please pass this information along to other parents!

Andy “Just The Facts” Lockwood

How to read your admissions officer’s mind

Common application essay "insider secrets" revealed

Tonight you can sharpen your psychic powers and learn EXACTLY what admissions officers from top colleges think about your college essay, behind closed doors!

Tonight, July 20th, 7:30pm ET, We’re hosting a completely candid, no-holds barred round table discussion with two former admissions officers from an elite (7.6% admit rate this year), private midwestern college on The College Success For Less Show.

They’ve read thousands of college essays in the aggregate, now they’re willing to pull back the curtain, spill the beans (or whatever goofy metaphor suits you) and reveal the truth about the college essay that you’ll never hear from your English teacher, guidance counselor or read in any book!

You can watch here, there is no charge:

www.CS4L.tv

You will have an almost unfair advantage over other applicants after tonight’s training.  But the best part is that we’ll be chatting live, so you can ask your specific questions to our expert panel!

First up is a prompt-by-prompt dissection of the five Common Application Essay choices, so you can discover – directly – from our “insiders” what they’re looking for in each of the prompts…

….and craft an essay so compelling that YOUR admissions officers will crawl naked over broken glass to admit you (practically)!

(That was a figure of speech, there will not be any adult content on tonight’s show. 🙂

Equally important, you’ll realize what they absolutely HATE seeing in an essay, so you can avoid making critical mistakes that can blow your chances of admission to your top choice colleges!

www.CS4L.tv

Listen, I’ll cut to the chase – the college essay is your last and best shot to explain something critically important on your college application.

It’s an answer to a fundamental question…

…except, strangely, this make or break question appears NOWHERE on your application.

Failure to answer it dooms your candidacy from the get-go.

What is the “secret” question your admissions officer wants you to resolve?

“Why should we chose YOU, compared to the other 5,000 competitor-applicants with the same grades and standardized test scores?!”

Tonight is your unique opportunity to learn the truth, directly from the source.

www.CS4L.tv

Please pass this invitation along to anyone who could benefit from this info!

Hope you can tune in tonight!

-Andy Lockwood

P.S.  Several folks have asked about a replay.  I’m going to ask our celebrity guests if they’re cool with it – but they are still friends with many of their admissions officer colleagues and may not want this insider information out there on the Interwebz.   Currently, nothing is planned, so I can’t promise anything, unfortunately.

CASE STUDY: Appealing A Financial Aid Offer

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

College consultant Andy Lockwood walks listeners through a case study of an actual client’s appeal based on information that does not appear on the financial aid forms: unusual medical expenses, offers from other colleges.

It’s all at http://www.CollegePlanningPodcast.com!

How To “Hide” Your Savings From The Financial Aid Office

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

Deep dive into what types of savings penalize you in the financial aid formulas, which are completely exempt.

This is a new presentation only for parents who saved for college but suspect that they are getting screwed by the financial aid formulas. We cover actual client case studies, specific financial products that I have observed being implemented by my clients and their financial advisors.

Also covered: who should NOT move money around for financial aid reasons.

For more information, visit http://www.CollegeStrategySession.com

How to appeal – not negotiate! – a stingy financial aid award

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

Secrets of appealing a financial aid offer – how a mild mannered college planner helped his client get an additional $30,022 – per year – from a snooty liberal arts college.

This little episode is all about getting more financial aid after the financial aid office “stiffs” you.

For more info, visit http://www.AppealsClass.com

The Perils of Early Decision [Case study – actual client]

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

Financial aid implications of applying Early Decision – actual client’s cast study. Spoiler alert: things didn’t turn out so great.

Financial Aid Deadlines And Other Workshop Questions

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

In this episode I answer questions that I was asked at a recent workshop at the Suffolk County Y JCC, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame room (a small closet, actually.) (That was a joke, the hall of fame room was pretty big. 🙂

Here are some of the highlights!

*How does the whole thing work?
*Can I qualify for financial aid?
*Is there a “magic number” cut-off for income where i will not qualify?
*What is EFC?
*What’s a quick way to calculate how much “they” (college financial aid offices) expect me to pay?
* Did I save in the wrong places/what can I do?
*What are some of the big mistakes on the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)?
*Does my house (primary residence) “count” against me?
*What are the deadlines to file the financial aid forms?
* More!

Two resources mentioned in this episode:

FAFSA Forecaster:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate

How to Pay “Wholesale” for College
http://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Lockwood/e/B00J1133DU

Enjoy this episode, I hope you find it valuable!

College Planning “Free For All” – Your College Admissions & Financial Aid Questions, Answered!

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

College financial aid and admissions consultants Pearl and Andy Lockwood field one hour’s worth of questions from parents!

Questions include:

* How can a family that earns six figures cut college costs
* Which kinds of savings accounts penalize you (reduce your eligibility for aid)
* When is the FAFSA due?
* Do I have to file the FAFSA if we’re not going to qualify for need-based aid?
* More!

NOTE: The hosts may be contacted by booking a 30 minute consultation via http://www.CollegeStrategySession.com

Update On SAT Changes & Which Colleges Want The New SAT

BONUS: Rarely Disclosed College Admissions Tips & Tactics
Andy grills an admission officer from an elite college about what it REALLY takes to get into a top school [FREE - download here]

Andy interviews C2 Education about whether you should take the new or old SAT, who can take the new SAT, when does it become available, and do any colleges no longer accept the old SAT (even though it’s still offered)?

P.S. C2 is running a contest to win $1,000, too – details on this episode! 🙂