The College-Bound Chronicles 120: SAT Shake Up

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

 

On this episode:

Nancy and Lian discuss parental panic and the implications of the redesigned SAT.

Nancy reviews a list of tips from top college consultants.

Check out these websites for more information

Jeannie Borrin and College Connection. Read jeannie's breakdown of the SAT changes here. 

Debbie Stier and The Perfect Score Project.  Read about Debbie's quest to ace the SAT's and lots of good advice here.

Big Future and College Board.com https://www.collegeboard.org

The hosts reveal what they’ve been up to since episode 119, including a Parent's perspective of Gap Year

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things you can do instead of panicking about the SAT.

To find the entire College-Bound Chronicles podcast series, check out iTunes and Stitcher. Or find the series here on LibSyn. 

 

Direct download: CBC120.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:45pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 119: Staying Grounded in a Sea of Panicked Parents

 

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

 

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

 

On this episode:

Nancy and Lian discuss a different kind of college prep for families of high school seniors. The College Prep you didn't know you needed: stress reduction.

 

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: College prep ideas you didn’t know you needed

Direct download: CBC_119.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 118: Off To College

 

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

 

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

 

On this episode:

Lian offers updates on her family’s college-bound experiences

Nancy and Lian discuss the emotional and conversational “to do” list for college-bound families.

 

Advice on:

 

Making a successful transition

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things you should discuss before you say “goodbye”

Direct download: CBC_118.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 116: Now What?

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.
Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.
Hosted by:
Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.
Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.
On this episode:
Lian’s family update on the college decision
Lian and Nancy discuss non-traditional decisions 
Nancy shares tips for maintaining senior year academic momentum after acceptance
Advice on:
How to help your teen prepare for transition
How to keep your teen from checking out before graduation
How to prep for summer
Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Countdown to Graduation
Direct download: CBC_116.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:18pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 115: Decision Dilemmas

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Getting closer to the decision

 

Advice on:

Reviewing college options

Gathering additional data

Contacting admissions offices

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Hidden Deal Breakers

Direct download: CBC_115_Final.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 3:14pm PST

 

The College-Bound Chronicles 114: Making The College Choice

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Steps to Choosing the Best College

 

Advice on:

Analyzing college acceptances

Creating a family-based review process

Reviewing financial options

Examining the academic pros and cons

New resources for college-bound kids

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Critical Questions To Ask Before Deciding

Direct download: CBC_114.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:19pm PST

The College Bound Chronicles 113: Updates on the Admission Status at Lian's House and Nancy's Hollywood Close-up

The College-Bound Chronicles 113: The Update Episode

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode:

The Admission Status at Lian's House: Good news and not-so-good news

Nancy's Hollywood Moment in the new Tina Fey/Paul Rudd Movie ADMISSION

 

Advice on:

Keeping calm

Being helpful but not controlling

Hindsight revelations

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: “After Admission” Parental Check List

Direct download: CBC_113.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:13pm PST

 

The College-Bound Chronicles 112: Junior Year Strategy

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Strategic Plans for High School Juniors

 

Advice on:

How to jump start the college admissions process

Financial prep

Standardized test prep

Engaging school support

College exploration

Paper organization

Interpersonal investigation

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: The Junior “To Do” List

Direct download: CBC_112.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 8:33am PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 111: The Waiting Game

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Coping with upcoming acceptance

 

Advice on:

Keeping academics on track

Preparing for the best

Preparing for the worst

How to reduce waiting-related anxiety

Why some parents need to lie

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Anxiety Busters

Direct download: CBC_111.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 8:31am PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 110: Acceptance Etiquette & Rejection Responses

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Dealing with acceptance and rejection

 

Advice on:

The best way to announce college acceptance

How to interact with those who “haven’t heard”

How to help your child handle rejection

How to manage your rejection anger and sadness

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Tips for handling acceptance and rejection

Related Link: College Bound and Gagged: The Blog

 

Related Link: College Bound and Gagged: The Blog

Direct download: CBC110.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 109: Finalizing The List

The College-Bound Chronicles 109: Finalizing The List

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Saving Money on the College Search

 

Advice on:

Narrowing down the college search

Finding the right balance

Pros and cons of “over” and “under-applying”

Maintaining family harmony

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Questions to maximize success

Direct download: college_bound_chronicles_109.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:04pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 108: College Admissions Cost-Cutting

The College-Bound Chronicles 108: College Admissions Cost-Cutting

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Saving Money on the College Search

 

Advice on:

Cutting costs on college visits

Saving money on test prep

Finding free coaching

Application fee waivers

Negotiating with the Financial Aid Office

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Keeping some college cash

 

Related Links:

ACT.org

Alleyoop.com

Bellcurves.com

CollegeBoard.org

CollegeProwler.com

PerfectScoreProject.com

Unigo.com

Direct download: cbc_108.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:01pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 107: Countdown to the SAT & ACT

The College-Bound Chronicles 107: Countdown to the SAT & ACT

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Standardized Tests from Start to Finish

 

Advice on:

How to manage your anxiety levels

How to know IF your teen needs prep

How to help your teen find the right prep

How to motivate your teen to prep

How to manage the night before the SAT

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Panic Busters

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_107.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:57pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 106: The College Admissions Essay

The College-Bound Chronicles 106: The College Admissions Essay

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Essay Tips and Tricks

 

Advice on:

Helping your teen brainstorm the essay

Knowing when to step in and step back

Taboo topics

The power of proofreading

Bringing in reinforcements

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Essay Tips

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_106.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Admissions Office Strategy

 

Advice on:

How to interact with college admissions professionals

Why the parent shouldn’t pose as the applicant

The dangers of becoming an overly involved parent

The worst things to do on a college interview

The best things to do on a college interview

What to do down the road: From waiting to waiting list

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Admissions Office Myths

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_105.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:50pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 104: College Application Do's and Don'ts for Parents

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child.

Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother

and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles .

On this episode: Application Do's and Dont's

Advice on:

Should you Fill in your Child's Application

Why Parents Shouldn't write the College Essay

What Parents Can Do

How to motivate your student to finish

College recommendation Strategies

The Common Application vs. Priority Applications


Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 12:18 AM
Direct download: college_bound_chronicels_104.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 103: How to Handle the Other Parents

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode: How to Handle the Other Parents

Advice on:

How to Handle Overly Competitive Parents

Parent Prototypes: Who to avoid, Who to hold onto

How to find Truth Telling Parents

What to say if your child isn't applying to college

Standardized Answers to the Endless Questions


Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_103.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 5:18pm PST

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode, The College Tour. Advice on:

How to Plan a College Tour with your Child

Advice for Parents on what not to say, do, wear or expect during the College Tour

The benefit of using College website  Video Tours

Dr. Nancy Berk's List fo Five about College Tours

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_102_2.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 4:45pm PST

A podacst series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode, Getting Started on the Road to College Admissions with your child. Advice on:

How to make a College list

What colleges are really looking for in an applicant

How to hold it together emotionally when your child is driving you crazy

and Dr. Nancy Berk's List of Five: It's all about Attitude when you begin the journey to college

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_101.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

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