The Back to College Companion

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Today, Cliff interviews Chris who graduated debt-free after attending four different colleges! Then Cliff and Caleb share three ways you can save tons of money on college including scholarships and grants, credit-by-exam, and tuition assistance
Today, Cliff and Caleb answer four intense questions about whether a bachelor's degree is still worth it! We cover unemployment, earning potential, and more! Plus, we share the story of Lauren who is going back to college despite a tough learni
This week we have a special guest! Michael Gao is an admissions expert, and he specializes in helping students get into top tier schools. He knows how to do it because he did it himself! Cliff interviewed him to learn the proven strategies for
Almost nothing's more stressful than picking a career. And that's for good reason. A lot is riding on it, and you need to make sure you make a good decision. So in today's podcast, we're discussing five steps to finding a great career!Want to g
Today, Caleb and I share what we believe are the 7 best CLEP study resources out there! Listen to the episode to learn how and when best to use these amazing resources!1. Peterson's Practice Tests: CLE
Today, Caleb and I share some of our biggest college regrets, and we dive into 7 easy-to-make mistakes that will cost college students thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. And most of these mistakes will catch you by surprise! To wra
Today, we chat with John about how it took him three tries to finally graduate from college and learn what his final reason for seeing it through was. Hint: It has to do with his kids. After that, Caleb and Cliff explain portfolio credit and ho
What happens when an interview goes terribly wrong and the interviewer seems to hate you? We find out in a story today about how interviews can go terribly wrong. Then Caleb and Cliff lay out all the tips you need to make sure your interviews d
Chris tried college as a young adult, but he lost interest and found his dream job. But when the 2008 Recession hit, he lost that job and was sent back to college. He was worried he wouldn't be smart enough, but we get the full scoop about what
KJ was successful working as a freelancer designer for musical artists, but eventually he hit a ceiling he couldn't break through without a bachelor's degree. Today, we're telling his story and then giving advice to you on how you can make sure
Elizabeth had a panic attack that led her to going back to college. We tell her story, and we review one of the best colleges for adults going back to school: Thomas Edison State University. Get ready for a helpful episode that will take your c
Lots of stories today! We'll hear how Erin (referred to as Robin in episode) pushed past fear and past failure to graduate with her AA and become a writing tutor! Cliff and Caleb will dish on bad professor and student experiences, and we'll all
Carol had a brain aneurysm but decided she wanted to keep learning. After years of trying, she was ready to finally graduate with an online school. Today, we're talking about her story. And then we turn our attention to a big question: What wil
Victor started out cleaning toilets and working at the YMCA, but he knew he wanted something different: he knew he wanted college. Today, we're telling his story as well as explaining why Interdisciplinary Studies may be the best degree for you
Veronica had a lot going against her, and she even had to drop out of college when she tried the first time. But now she's back and trying agin! We're telling her story today, and then we're going to give an easy step-by-step for getting a job
Elizabeth tackled the hardest college course she'd ever experienced and couldn't figure out why she wasn't passing tests. But she kept trying and found a secret that changed how she studied for tests. We're telling her story today, and then we'
Yelena wanted to a bachelor's degree but has eight kids and runs two businesses! Would she have time to actually take and pass courses? Yelena was determined, but taking four classes in one eight-week semester was a big risk! We're telling her
Diane wanted to go back to college, but she wasn't sure her credits would transfer. If they didn't, she was going give up and try something else. Diane's got a powerful story of being a stay-at-home mom who left college to have children, but sh
Elissa is a writing coach with strong opinions about what makes a good academic paper! She's got a powerful story of finding empowerment by going to college. Plus, we're discussing what it takes to be successful in college and how to know wheth
Cindy dropped out of college to support her husband's career and to take care of her kids, but 20 years later, she went back, and now graduated with just a few classes because she used CLEP and transfer credit. And if you listen to this episode
Kathleen dropped out of school in 8th grade and was told she was too stupid to go to college. Today, she's only a few months from graduating and is considering going on for a master's degree. In our first episode, we're telling her story and wa
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