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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast


Sep 26, 2023

Every year, timeless verities related to getting into college–or even what colleges a student can get into–give way to painful, new truths and exciting, new opportunities. Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Rebecca Stuart-Orlowski to return to the show with admissions notes for the HS graduating class of 2024.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What does it truly mean to build a balanced college list? 

  2. What's a good way to help manage expectations for students who are applying to highly selective colleges? 

  3. How optional are test scores in the current admissions cycle?

  4. What other majors might a Computer Science student consider in light of admissions challenges for those increasingly popular programs? 

  5. What should students know about the University of California admissions and what are some alternative ideas for colleges? 

MEET OUR GUEST

Rebecca Stuart-Orlowski, founder of Orlowski College Consulting, has worked in education for 35 years and has worked as an Independent Educational Consultant for 10+ years. She has a specialized Certificate in College Counseling from UCSD, a BA in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State, and two active teaching credentials. She taught deaf, LD, and 2E students for four years and was a college counselor at a small private school for 3 years. Rebecca specializes in gifted/2E, STEM, creative, homeschooled, and transfer students.

Rebecca first appeared on the podcast in episode 369 to discuss ADMISSIONS NOTES FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

Rebecca can be reached at r.orlowski.consulting@gmail.com.

LINKS

What Are Your Expectations? 

Admissions Trends for the HS Class of 2023

College Kickstart

How many reach, match, and safety schools should be on your college list?

Should Today's Students Take the SAT & ACT?

Should You Apply Early Decision?

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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.