PrepWell Podcast - Ep. 8 | Should I Seek College Admissions Advice for my Freshman or Sophomore?

prepwell podcast Nov 17, 2019

Show Notes:

Should you look for someone to help your freshman or sophomore with the college admissions process? If so, whom might that be, what might that person bring to the table, when should you start, how much should it cost, what should you expect, and what role should your child play (if any) in this decision? 
Questions to consider:
  1. Has your child ever been coached in a sport?
  2. Has your child ever had an instructor for a musical instrument?
  3. Has your child ever had a tutor to help with school work?
  4. Have you ever hired a plumber?
  5. Have you ever used an accountant?
  6. Have you ever engaged a lawyer? 
Options (assuming you agree that early engagement is important):
  1. Put your child in charge of their own preparation
  2. You take control of your child’s preparation 
  3. Pay an advisor for a 1-time assessment
  4. Enroll in PrepWell Academy
If you want to support the show, here are three immediate steps to take.  
  1. Subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen to podcasts
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  6. Enroll your 9th or 10th grader in the program

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:30 Are you reluctant to seek help?
0:01:40 Questions to determine if you could use help? 
0:02:34 Why parents seek assistance with their kids
0:03:33 How the advice model works in everyday life
0:05:40 How much have you spent on sports, tutors, club teams?
0:06:34 Why stop now? When it matters most?
0:07:16 Why parents don’t make the leap?
0:07:48 What are parents’ options
0:08:00 My biggest fear for parents
0:08:57 When should I start?
0:10:24 What are my options in 9th or 10th grade?
0:13:33 How does PrepWell Academy work? 
0:16:10 What’s the financial commitment?
0:17:30 What happens at the end of sophomore year?
0:18:00 Want your child to work with me directly?

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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.

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