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Lessons learned by this year’s seniors— don’t do this if you’re applying to colleges and on a budget. Merit aid is rare if you apply to schools on the East or West Coast. Plus, Midwest Colleges cost less. Where can you find merit-based aid (think midwest)? And an elite engineering college for under $20k a year: The Webb Institute.…
 
20% of U.S. States have an average ACT score below 20.0. It’s not intelligence-- it’s effort. Let’s attack student apathy. Here’s how to attack student apathy at home and in schools, & OTC’s 3 keys to getting into a selective college: have a productive passion, write about it well, have your recommendations cover it. An affordable, strong, Big Ten …
 
Screenagers— half admit to being addicted. Parents-- we all need to put the the screens away and connect daily with our children— not just to help them attain a degree but to attain so much more. Two strategies for unfocused high school seniors: an 18-month culinary arts degree (eating isn’t going out of style), a 12 week computer coding camp (but …
 
Hate Mail— JB responds to a skeptical student. How does answering ACT questions help create two- and four- year college graduates with minimal debt?Graduating with minimal debt is a choice. Don’t add (more than $5k a year) to the $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Don’t become a debt slave. Yikes! The Summer Melt— the percentage of HS seniors enro…
 
This scandal illustrates why 2 and 4-year college graduation rates should be a key metric for assessing school districts. Hint: they aren't.Spring game plan for HS sophomores, juniors, and seniors: what matters and what tests to take and when.More value colleges: affordable quality— Central Michigan, SW MN State, Chadron State, Peru State, & Wayne …
 
Seniors- Yes, there’s still time to get to the right, affordable college next fall. Here’s how.Seniors- Here are two of so many examples of affordable four-year colleges still available to you: Dakota Wesleyan and Dakota State.Juniors- The journey begins. Here’s the simple game plan for winning the college admissions game over the next twelve month…
 
The reason qualified applicants often don’t get into their top selective college: the essay. Here’s how to write a better one.How the online ACT differs from the paper ACT test.Rural Ohio high schools demonstrate that expecting college graduation from all students improves all academic outcomes— quickly. Check out Reaching Higher, John’s book on th…
 
Know your college’s CDR— don’t dare join the 11%! CDR: a critical measure to know before saying YES to any college.Tough love— all parents need to have the Money Talk with their teens. Here’s how.Good and bad U.S. News Study Tips and The Canadian Options— excellent colleges up north for less than $30k per year.…
 
How the Automation Revolution dramatically increases the relevance of school. Nathan Hunt, an automation consultant, talks with JBAutomation— don’t get scared, get prepared. Automation increases the need for education.Automation is only Step 1 towards AI, which will make education even more important for our students.…
 
How to market that athletic skill into a full scholarship— especially Olympic, non-revenue sport athletesThe uncommon athletic skill that gets boys a full scholarship (this may amaze you), and another great value college: Hastings College.Listen to CEOs— the liberal arts major is highly valued and, ultimately, well paid.…
 
The Evidence is in: Smart Phones are an Enemy to Learning. What schools and parent now might do.A value college that graduates students on time with a transformative degree: Nebraska WesleyanOne reason to apply to at least seven colleges: smaller schools, like Nebraska Wesleyan, often have discretion to increase aid offers and lower the family’s co…
 
Stories of real students who became savvy college shoppers and got their reward: the right college at the right price Is your high school senior indecisive? Here are two great, affordable strategies for him or her.Ten more affordable colleges for non-residents, further debunking the myth that four-year colleges have to cost too much.…
 
Trucks are Bucks— how materialism makes college less affordable. Let’s persuade students to put off big expenses until they have that degree.Debunk the myth that college is too pricey— let naive college shoppers believe that. Three key strategies to graduate with minimal or no debt. A value college for under $16,500 a year— Bemidji State. And what …
 
How a family saved tens of thousands on college thanks to about 14 hours of their son’s effort: Morningside College— a great value. This is Money— best value colleges from under $35k to under $10k per year. Ohio Wesleyan, MST, Nebraska Wesleyan, SD School of the Mines, AL- Huntsville, SEMO State.Enough of the misinformation— Why Community College-b…
 
New name, same mission! Formerly John Baylor Prep Show.Segment 1 - The college conversation to have with your students beginning in sixth gradeSegment 2 - Have this college conversation with your students beginning in grade schoolSegment 3 - A Division 2 university for under $15k a year, possibly under $11k a year: Southern Arkansas State…
 
OnToCollege Show (Formerly John Baylor Prep Show). New name, same mission. Provide information to help get into the best college with minimal debt! Segment 1: The college conversation to have with your students beginning in sixth gradeSegment 2: Have this college conversation with your students beginning in grade schoolSegment 3: A Division 1 unive…
 
OnToCollege Show (Formerly John Baylor Prep Show). New name, same mission. Provide information to help get into the best college with minimal debt!Segment 1: The Author of Screw College Debt, Marco LeRoc, shares insider tips for getting the degree without debt- part 1Segment 2: The Author of Screw College Debt, Marco LeRoc, shares insider tips for …
 
OnToCollege Show, new name, same great info! (Formerly John Baylor Prep). Segment 1: 58% of Republicans say colleges and universities are having a negative impact on the country. We disagree. Here’s why.Segment 2:The $11k Rule (11KR)— the key to making college affordable.Segment 3: America’s Most Affordable Colleges— the new OTC book is out. Gradua…
 
OnToCollege Show, new name, same great info! (Formerly John Baylor Prep). Segment 1: Have select teams ruined youth sports? A game plan for parents.Segment 2: Have select teams ruined youth sports? A game plan for parents- part 2.Segment 3: An Oklahoma State student living the OTC plan— on track to graduate debt free. Mary Kurzweil shows how to win…
 
OnToCollege Show, new name, same great info! (Formerly John Baylor Prep). Segment 1: Three simple strategies to succeed in college. Professor Shane Farritor shares twenty years of experience observing do’s and don’ts.Segment 2: Three simple strategies to succeed in college- Part 2. Professor Shane Farritor shares twenty years of experience observin…
 
OnToCollege Show, new name, same great info! (Formerly John Baylor Prep).Segment 1- A list of Affordable 4-year colleges from OTC’s updated America's Most America’s Affordable Colleges book for this coming year.Segment 2- The real risks of letting screens raise your children.Segment 3- Final summer strategies for improving your children’s fall seme…
 
New name, same mission! Formerly John Baylor Prep Show.Segment 1 - Make sure you know when to take SAT or ACT tests, especially if applying to select institutions!Segment 2 - Criteria for highly selective colleges and other things to help your application.Segment 3 - Standardized tests for college students that are measuring colleges' success!…
 
Session 1: 21 states now mandate the ACT (or SAT) for all juniors. Here’s how that policy can transform those states. Session 2: 21 states now mandate the ACT (or SAT) for all juniors. Here’s how that policy can transform those states, Part 2Session 3: Parents: when should your student take his or her first ACT or SAT? Earlier than you think!…
 
Segment 1: AP tests-- more students taking them, fewer colleges accepting themSegment 2: 2+2-- do's and don'ts for those thinking about two years at a community college for general education requirements. Guest: JBP college counseling guru Trevor LoneySegment 3: A great value college for your list-- Nebraska Wesleyan. Graduate in four years with an…
 
Advice for getting K-12 students into medical school and beyond. Guest Ben Wiese, recent UNMC graduateSegment 1: How much undergrad debt is too much for pre-meds?Segment 2: Pre-meds-- small colleges v. big universities-- which is better for getting into medical school?Segment 3: Advice for K-12 parents and students for aspiring pre-med students…
 
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