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SWAG from Florida International University

Director of University Admissions Jody Glassman provides insight about Florida International University and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

SWAG from Florida International University

52:39

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

Short of buying a house, where to attend college is the most expensive decision most students will make in their lifetime. With ballooning costs and the question of how much of student loan debt is reasonable, applicants and their families are increasingly focussed on return on investment.
This interactive Q&A will:
- Explain the nuances of ROI as well as its limitations
- Explore key findings of the Georgetown CEW report which ranked 4,500 colleges and universities by ROI
- Discuss how the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard can help families make fiscally responsible decisions

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

56:21

Big Picture Overview: Dos and Don'ts as You Chart Your Path to College

Experts: Heather Ayres, independent counselor; Rebecca Barr, Education First; Annabel Hughes, Boston Univ. student; Candice Mackey, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies; Sabrina Manville, Edmit; Rehan Yadav, Rutgers Univ. student

Juniors, this is your journey. Chart your path and gain an edge by learning the most important parts of the admissions process and separating fact from fiction.

Big Picture Overview: Dos and Don'ts as You Chart Your Path to College

2:00

Sal Khan and Angela Duckworth on Careers

Vice Provost for Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment Management Shawn L. Abbott provides insight about Temple University and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

Sal Khan and Angela Duckworth on Careers

14:43

SWAG from Middlebury College

Dean of Admissions Nicole Curvin provides insight about Middlebury College and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

SWAG from Middlebury College

4:37

Discussing Finances at the Start of the College Search

It's never too early to discuss your family's financial approach to college. Doing so minimizes the risk of disappointment and heartbreak at decision time.

Discussing Finances at the Start of the College Search

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Future-Ready: Starting to Bring Your Career into Focus

Key guidance and resources to conduct a career-focussed college search.

Future-Ready: Starting to Bring Your Career into Focus

10:15

FAFSA Student Section

From CGN partner OnTrack.

A detailed, step-by-step look at how to fill out the student section of the FAFSA.

FAFSA Student Section

2:27

How Much Do Brand Name Schools Matter?

Experts: Mark Kantrowitz, Cerebly, Inc; Robert Kelchen, formerly of Seton Hall University.

Some fields place an emphasis on prestigious schools - others do not. The same goes for graduate school applicants. Learn more about how you should evaluate this expensive decision with a focus on where you want to go after graduation.

How Much Do Brand Name Schools Matter?

8:17

Student Loans 101: Part B

VP for Admissions and Financial Aid Matt Malatesta provides insight about Union College and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

Student Loans 101: Part B

11:45

SWAG from Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Dean and Director of Admission Greg Edleman provides insight about Carnegie Mellon University and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

SWAG from Carnegie Mellon University

56:47

CGN Live: Straight Talk with College Admission Leaders

Experts: Yvonne Romero Da Silva, Rice University; Robert Springall, Penn State University.

An open Q&A with college admissions leaders answering questions from our audience.

CGN Live: Straight Talk with College Admission Leaders

57:17

College Kickoff Part 2: Jumpstart Your College Search

Experts: Andy Borst, Univ. of Illinois; Mary Nucciarone, Notre Dame; Karen Richardson, Princeton.

It’s time to take action on your college search. We’ll offer up best practices as well as common mistakes to avoid.


College Kickoff Part 2: Jumpstart Your College Search

11:01

SWAG from Cornell University

Vice Provost for Enrollment Jon Burdick provides insight about Cornell University and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

SWAG from Cornell University

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How to Start Your College List

Resources, data and an action plan to help students create a balanced list of schools.

How to Start Your College List

4:44

Scholarships Through Extracurriculars

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Vern Granger provides insight about University of Connecticut and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

Scholarships Through Extracurriculars

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Affordability

1. Financial Aid and College Affordability
2. College Costs
3. What is financial fit?
4. Discussing Finances at the Start of the College Search
5. Considering Financial Aid When Choosing a Decision Plan
6. Money Matters: College Affordability & Financial Aid

Affordability

54:52

CGN Live: College — Straight Talk with Admission Leaders

Featured Experts: Kortni Campbell, Vice Chancellor for Admission & Financial Aid, University of North Carolina - Asheville; Jonathan Williams, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, New York University

- How to manage the range of emotions with Early Decision results
- How to deal with well-meaning relatives asking sometimes awkward questions
- How the family of an 11th grader can work together to start their search
Wherever you are in the college process, the holidays are a busy and often emotional time. Whatever your situation, CGN has admission leaders ready to answer your questions live. Join us for an open-format Q&A, where the focus will be on you and your questions, on any aspect of the post-secondary journey.

CGN Live: College — Straight Talk with Admission Leaders

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Majors & Careers: Biggest Mistakes

Expert: Jeff Selingo, author of Who Gets In and Why

Why approaching your college choice with too narrow of a career or major view can be a big mistake.

Majors & Careers: Biggest Mistakes

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Finding Your Fit

1. Elements to Finding Fit
2. Factors that go into determining fit
3. Family Dynamics: Who's in the Driver's Seat?

Finding Your Fit

1:02:33

CGN Live: Career — Make the Summer Work for You

Featured Experts:
- Robyn Lady - CEO, Standout College Apps; Member, NACAC; former Director of Student Services, Chantilly High School
- Luis Portillo - Regional Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Mid-Atlantic, University of Rochester
**Host:** Michael Horn, Author, _Choosing College; _Co-Host, _Future U Podcast_

What will you do this summer? Our experts weigh in on how to design a summer that includes skill-building and work experience but leaves time for fun and relaxation. In this episode you will learn:
- This summer’s jobs forecast for teens
- How to identify and apply for jobs (paid and volunteer) in your community
- The best online opportunities in career exploration and virtual internships

CGN Live: Career — Make the Summer Work for You

10:21

SWAG from The Ohio State University

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions Beth Wiser provides insight about The Ohio State University and offers some myths and realities about college admissions.

SWAG from The Ohio State University

5:13

College Costs

For a freshman, college may seem a long way away, but the time to start thinking about it is much sooner. For instance, did you know you can start getting college scholarship money as early as ninth grade? You’ll also learn about how to start saving and how to talk to your parents about college costs. From CGN content partner OnTrack.

College Costs

1:15:31

Seniors: You Have Big Decisions to Make!

Experts: Ashley Bennett, formerly of KIPP Sunnyside HS; Eva Blanco Masias, Santa Clara University; Caroline Broadfoot, University of Richmond; Dhruv Kapadia, Student; Robert Kelchen, formerly of Seton Hall University; Caroline Kolb, American Student Assistance; Keith Pentland, parent

Advice on evaluating offers of admission, financial aid packages, and waitlist options to arrive at a final enrollment decision.

Seniors: You Have Big Decisions to Make!

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