Ep05: Economics Programs with Robert Lemke

In this episode, Scott explores economics degree programs with Robert J. Lemke, Professor of Economics and Business Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Lake Forest College in Illinois.

Learn what career paths you can pursue with an economics degree directly from someone teaching the subject.

Listen in as Robert Lemke walks you through courses he teaches, reveals the skills and traits that make good economics students, and more.

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Ep04: English Composition Programs with Jason Barr

In this episode, Scott explores English and english composition programs and classes with Jason Barr. Jason is an English professor at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

Learn how taking English classes, and possibly even pursuing a major or minor in English can transform your career. Studying English can help you develop your research and writing skills, and give you a solid base for entering the professional world or even graduate school.

Listen in as Jason Barr walks you through courses he teaches, covers the skills students need to have in order to succeed in English composition courses, and more.

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Ep03: Political Science Programs with Coty Martin

Coty Martin

In this episode Scott has an excellent discussion with Coty Martin, Assistant Visiting Professor of Political Science at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Coty is also a PhD candidate at West Virginia University, studying comparative politics and international relations.

Discover how political science programs can prepare you for careers in a wide variety of professional settings, not just politics. Coty walks you through how he runs his classroom and fosters important discussion and critical thinking among his students. Skills in communication, research, and the ability to interpret data offer a wide range of benefits to any student and future professional!

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Ep02: Music Production and Audio Programs with Ben Runyan

Ben Runyan

In this episode, Scott was able to chat with Ben Runyan, who is an adjunct professor of music technology at Rowan University. Ben walks you through how he runs his courses, and shares his vast musical experience.

If you’re thinking about making a jump into the music world, this episode is a must hear! You’ll discover how enrolling in music production and other audio programs can prepare you for a career in the music industry, either on the business side or the creative side.

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Ep01: Pre-Engineering Programs with Dr. Chad Davies

Dr Chad Davis

In this episode, I chatted with Dr. Chad Davies who teaches Physics for students in the pre-engineering program at Gordon State College – located in Barnesville, GA. Dr. Davies also runs his own podcast called The Scientific Odyssey!

Listen in to discover how pre-engineering programs are structured and what they can offer prospective students. If you’re thinking about going down an engineering path, this episode will help you decide if it would be the right choice.

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YesCollege Podcast Coming Soon!


It’s no secret that we are passionate about higher education. But let’s face it, to get into college and do well, there’s a lot of information and it can seem overwhelming.

That’s why we’re excited to launch our YesCollege Podcast next month!

In just one month’s time, we’ll release the first three episodes on this website, iTunes, and Google Play Music. And if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you’ll see the episodes shared there too!

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Two of My Favorite Downloadable FAFSA PDFs

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Filling out the FAFSA is one of the most important things to do when it comes to financing your education. I’ve said it before, but even if you’re unsure that you’ll be eligible for any aid, you should fill out the FAFSA.

That said, it can often seem like a daunting process. Fortunately, there are a ton of great resources out there – especially those in the form of PDFs.

Here are a few of my favorites…

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How to Determine Dependency Status in 3 Simple Steps

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First off, dependency status simply refers to figuring out if you need to submit one, both, or neither of your parents’ financial information as well as your own when filing the FAFSA. And knowing this beforehand will help in expediting the process, which is always a plus.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps the government and colleges determine how much tuition you and your family can afford to pay versus what you will still need to pay to attend. Finding out if you’re a dependent or independent student can seem tricky, which is why I want to break down and demystify this process.

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Instantly Improve Your Application Essay in Three Easy Steps

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Writing an application essay doesn’t have to be scary or tedious. Admissions officers examine your ACT/SAT test scores, transcript, extra curricular activities, and your application essay.

With the possible exception of doing well on standardized tests, the application essay is the most daunting part of the admissions process for many students. What you, as a student, may not realize is that the essay is your chance to shine.

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The Grand Debate Finale: Off-Campus Housing

off-campus housing

The debate is coming to a close, and Team Off-Campus Housing will now present its case. You’ll see that this post is formatted the same way as The Great-Debate Beginnings: On-Campus Housing, including statements from Team Off-Campus with rebuttals from Team-On Campus.

This round of the debate will focus more on how these housing options will affect your finances. Before enrolling in a college or university, it’s critical for you factor in all of your expenses, including where you choose to live.

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