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265. IEC PROFILE: Kevin Newton

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Release Date: 11/19/2021

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Meet Sandy Andolsek, an Independent College Counselor who spent her career in the field of College Admissions since 1991. Her extensive experience in both the private and public college sector allows her to serve students and families with a comprehensive understanding of the college application process. She is well versed in the complexities that may sometimes overwhelm many embarking on this journey.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

When a test as influential and controversial as the SAT faces a new iteration, people take notice. But when that same test will be administered in an entirely new format that leaves the classic #2 pencil behind, people start to lose their minds. Amy and Mike invited educator Brooke Hanson to help unpack First Thoughts About The New Digital SAT. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What did the College Board say about a new digital SAT? What is the projected timeline for the new test? What is an adaptive test anyway, and why does this matter? What does ACT’s digital format...

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Meet Alan Sheptin, owner of Sheptin Tutoring Group. Alan has been a professional member of IECA since 2017 and became a Certified Educational Planner in 2020. He first became interested in college admissions when he was the NYC Secondary School Chairman of Alumni Interviewing for the University of Pennsylvania. He has leveraged this expertise, plus his extensive knowledge of US and international colleges and universities, to counsel students on the optimal admissions strategy.

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Meet Kristina L. Dooley, a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and founder of Estrela Consulting, an Ohio-based independent educational consulting firm. Kristina has more than 20 years of experience working with students from around the world navigating the complex college and school search processes.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Meet Zach Galin, who has spent over a decade working independently with students and families in the college admissions process. From test preparation to college matching, applications, and financial aid, Zach has helped students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

The attainment of a law degree in the United States is bookended by two essential standardized tests. While work in the legal field depends on passing at least one bar exam, the whole journey starts with an important admissions test. Amy and Mike invited educator David Lynch to explain all about the LSAT.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

The odds that any individual college applicant will accept, enroll, and persist to graduation may not mean much to a given institution, but those same numbers for the entire applicant pool mean everything. No wonder schools track every applicant interaction so carefully! Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Matthew Herr to clarify how much colleges really know about applicants.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Curriculum, structure, and delivery of educational services like academic tutoring and test prep tend to vary widely. So why is there so little diversity in the way clients pay for these services?  Amy and Mike invited educator Dave Crystal to discuss educational services pricing models.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Anyone who has ever sat in a classroom knows that some students need a higher level of academic enrichment and challenge than others. When did such a fundamental facet of education become controversial? Amy and Mike invited author and editor Brandon Wright to explain why gifted programs are under attack.

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

We often talk about how expensive a college education can be, but we don’t explore often enough how to make earning a degree less expensive. Amy and Mike invited educator David Vise to discuss different ways to earn advance college credit.

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