PrepWell Podcast


Ep. 53 | 24 Rapid fire FAQs

In this episode, I run through answers to your most pressing questions. Listen and test your knowledge about the college admissions process.

Show Notes:

Today’s episode is a compilation of answers to questions you have sent me by email, DM, phone, and voicemail. This format allows me to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time and gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge about the process. Keep those questions coming... 

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:45 Do I need to worry about the SAT or ACT anymore?
0:02:20 Need-based versus merit-based financial aid
0:03:08 What are the best extracurriculars for my child?
0:03:56 Should my son apply ED to Dartmouth?
0:04:50 Do Ivy League schools offer merit aid?
0:05:31 Is it too late to take the SAT this year?
0:06:05 How is my son supposed to be recruited?
0:07:22 What’s the single most important factor for academics
0:07:35 What’s the difference between West Point and ROTC?
0:08:42 Is any college worth $85K/year?
0:09:32 What is Single-Choice Early Action?
0:10:18 When should my child start to study for the SAT/ACT?
0:10:37 Which test is easier - SAT or ACT?
0:11:17 Do Div III schools offer athletic scholarships?
0:11:27 Do Ivy League schools offer athletic scholarships?
0:11:33 What is the single biggest mistake students make?
0:11:56 How will admissions handle academic performance during COVID?
0:12:26 How much volunteer work is enough?
0:13:50 What will replace SAT and ACT scores?
0:14:15 What should I be worried about with distance learning?
0:15:00 Should my daughter take AP exams this year?
0:16:00 How can I motivate my unmotivated child?
0:17:02 Advice for college essays?

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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank (2X), etc.

Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.

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