Mike McIntyre of WCPN’s Sound of Ideas discusses The College Process with Hathaway Brown’s Terry McCue, CWRU’s Rick Bischoff, Lynn O’Shaughnessy from The College Solution, and Your Teen Editor, Susan Borison. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Mike McIntyre: High school seniors are now being notified whether the college they want also wants them. Juniors are in the midst of SAT and ACT testing season, as they consider which colleges to reach for and which to fall back on. Meanwhile they and their parents struggle to discern the actual cost, and how to cover the tab. Welcome to the Sound of Ideas, I’m Mike McIntyre.
For those thousands of North East Ohio students intending to go to college, questions abound. With so many schools to choose from, how do you begin to narrow it down and hone in on a major? How many colleges should you apply to? Tests are crucial. What should you do to prepare? Most don’t pay sticker, but how can you find out the real cost? How much is a discount and how much comes from loans? And is it worth it to take on debt? Can you tell I have a high school Junior? There will be a college applications public forum for parents and students tonight at Hathaway Brown School, and we’ve invited some of the experts to Studio Four this morning to answer your questions, and mine. Join us.
It’s the Sound of Ideas from 90.3 WCPN Idea Stream, I’m Mike McIntyre. Good morning, thanks so much for joining us. Anyone who’s in the midst of applying for college, or gearing up for it, or who’s the parent of somebody doing that, knows the stress that it can cause. How do you choose which college you should apply to? A big name school with big tuition, a state school, community college with transferable credits? What increases your odds of admittance? How much will it really cost and how will you cover the tab? And overriding all of that, is it even worth it?
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