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Episode 60- AP, Dual and Dept Credit. What's the deal?

Mar 22, 2021

This is for those with juniors or seniors in high school considering dual credit or AP credit and for those with college students thinking about departmental credit.

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What is AP credit?

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/what-is-ap

Advance Placement test administered by College Board.
It can:

  • earn you credit in college based on your score
  • Allow you to skip some prereqs and jump right into a higher level course
  • Save some money as it’s cheaper than most college classes
  • Demonstrate your higher level ability to colleges when applying
  • Earn you a higher classification (sophomore or higher) allowing you earlier access to some things than other freshmen
  • AP fees

Helpful AP FAQ page.

What is Dual credit?

Dual credit programs allow secondary students to earn college credit for courses taken while they are in high school. These courses are used to meet their...

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Episode 59- Co-ops and Internships. What the heck is the difference?

Mar 15, 2021

I’m sharing what they are, the difference between the two, why your students would consider one and then how they would go about getting one.

Give the episode a listen and then go share what surprised you on Instagram or Facebook.

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What is the difference between an internship and a co-op?

https://tallo.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-co-op-and-internship/ 
One difference between a co-op and an internship is their duration. Students who participate in co-op internships typically alternate semesters of academic study with longer periods of paid, full-time work. Co-ops span multiple semesters and give students a more in-depth work experience.  Co-ops allow students to take a deep dive. Co-ops also allow for income while you...

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Episode 58- How to find and understand the plan of study

Mar 10, 2021

 

Episode 58- How to find and understand a plan of study

POS….curriculum…..degree requirements

They mean the same thing and there are many ways to get to the goal. I’ll share where to find degree requirements, the best way for your student to track their progress and when/how to ask for exceptions to the predefined path.

 

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What are degree requirements?

College level degree Requirements are for completion of a program of study. Requirements may include a minimum number of hours, required GPA, prerequisite and elective courses within the specified major and/or minor areas of study.

University level requirements: Resident study, upper level courses, credit hours, GPA.

They may change each academic year so it’s important for your student to find their ‘catalog term’.

What is a catalog term? This is the term...

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Episode 57- No spring break, now what?

Mar 03, 2021

Spring break 2020 was a major turning point in the academic year for many colleges. For my university we extended it an additional week to allow faculty time to shift their courses to remove learning and then we told students to stay home or in their dorm and that the rest of the semester would be delivered remotely or all online. Holy cow! How much has happened since then.

Spring break 2021 is currently still on the books for a few colleges and are probably at risk of being canceled. Students look forward to and need the break. Many aren’t getting one this year. What can you do for your student to help them refresh? Here are a few ideas.

 

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Universities have traded spring break 2021 for reading or wellness days sprinkled throughout the spring semester. So what’s a college student to do that will not take them away from campus for more...

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Episode 56- Stimulus, student loan & financial literacy with Joy Alford-Brand

Feb 23, 2021

I’ve brought Joy back for more teaching. Her knowledge is amazing and it’s so great to have someone with so much knowledgeable information to share. We dig into the revisions anticipated in the FAFSA this fall and how that might impact students and families in need. Next we move into  the stimulus and tax documents and wrap up with financial literacy and loan servicer discussion where Joy gets FIRED UP!

 

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Joy’s blog on student loan forgiveness.
Joy’s free and paid webinars.
Joy’s books.

 

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Episode 55- Deadlines, how to not fall victim to a missed deadline

Feb 16, 2021

In this week’s episode I’m sharing the collection of deadlines I’ve identified for the newly admitted, continuing, and graduating college student. Mom, this is not your list to own. For the newly admitted student you will be pretty involved but as your student progresses through college and matures, it becomes less you through your coaching. By the time you get to graduation you will be at a point to simply relish in your student’s success.

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Highschool senior-

Application
Essay

FAFSA

Accept offer

Housing

advising

Orientation

Registration

Payment

Proxy, pay in full, payment plan

Accept/decline aid 

Send transcript for dual credit

Send AP scores

Textbooks

Move in

Breaks

Athletic tickets

Parking pass?

Meal plans

Voter registration/absentee 

Academic and Add/Drop calendars

Assignments, tests, quizzes, finals

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Episode 54- Let's talk FAFSA with Joy Alford-Brand

Feb 08, 2021

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A little bit about Joy….how she came to become a student loan expert. She has books, webinars, website, and no less than 35 FREE You Tube videos on student loans for parents and students.

  • New president means new administration which means things are about to change for federal loans.
    • Updates are coming to FAFSA 
    • When will those updates be effective
    • Will be ‘easier to fill out’
    • Shortened
    • Changes to EFC (estimated family contribution) will become SAI (student aid index)
  • If I already completed my FAFSA, do I need to do anything?
    • Prior prior year financial information is used
    • If significant changes, then contact your school’s financial aid office
  • Each university has the autonomy to apply their grants/scholarships as they see fit
  • EFC vs SAI
    • Why the change
    • Mostly this is just a name change 

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Episode 53- BONUS CARES Act 2.0 and what you need to know

Feb 02, 2021

CARES Act money (CRRSAA is the new acronym)

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

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January 14, 2021: The U.S. Department of Education announced today an additional $21.2 billion is now available to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues for students during the COVID-19 pandemic under the CRRSAA as HEERF II. Information pertaining to the 

  • If they applied last year, they don’t have to apply this year.
  • Profit, non profit, public, and private

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/crrsaa.html

To find the amount awarded to each university may be  found at the above link.

Ball State-         $22 million with $7 min and 14.8 max million earmarked for students
Indiana University- $35 million with $12 min and 23.7 max million earmarked for students
Purdue University-  $33...

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Episode 52- 3 things students wish parents knew part 2

Jan 31, 2021

Finishing my conversation with Alicia from The College Life Coach.

Part 2 finishing the amazing conversation I had with Alicia from The CollegeLifeCoach.

n this week's episode I'm joining forces with Alicia Sepulveda creator of the College Life podcast.

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Episode 51- 3 things every student wished their parent knew. pt 1

Jan 25, 2021

In this week's episode I'm joining forces with Alicia Sepulveda creator of the College Life podcast.

We wanted to introduce our audiences since she speaks to students and I speak to parents of said students. We are covering three things every student wished their parents knew and three things every parent wished their student knew.

This was a great collaboration and we hope to do more. 

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