In this episode, I answer a ton of popular FAQs from parents, students, and PrepWellers. Check out the timeline below and see if any of these questions pique your interest.
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Here are the questions I answer in this episode:
0:01:03 Do I have to take SAT Subject Tests?
0:03:01 Do colleges care if I take the SAT or ACT?
0:03:11 Is it true that Ivy League schools do not give merit scholarships?
0:03:49 How many times is too many for taking the SAT?
0:04:48 Is it possible to get a full-ride scholarship in baseball?
0:06:00 How many colleges should I apply to?
0:06:46 Is it better to get an A in a non-weighted class or a B in a weighted class?
0:07:50 Is it always better to apply Early Action?
0:09:19 What’s the best way to get merit aid?
0:10:28 How many extracurricular activities do I need?
0:12:03 How do I start my college essay?
0:13:40 What’s the best way to build a college list?
0:15:14 Why has it become so competitive to get into college?
0:16:45 What will colleges care most about on my application?
0:17:37 What’s the most under-appreciated part of the application?
0:18:27 When should I start studying for the SAT or ACT?
0:19:00 What do you think of a gap year?
0:19:43 What’s the difference between Navy ROTC and the Naval Academy?
0:21:39 How do I get the attention of college coaches?
0:23:00 Is spending $80K a year on college worth it?
0:24:12 What do you think about starting at community college?
0:25:25 How important is it to visit a college before applying there?0:26:14 What kind of ECs can I do that don’t cost a lot of money?
0:27:04 Should I take the SAT or ACT?
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, 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.