College Planning Is Changing: What Parents and Students Should Know Now
Louis W. Pierro, Esq.
Founding Partner, Pierro, Connor & Strauss
Dr. Dean Skarlis
President, The College Advisor of New York
April 1, 2023
Hosts: Lou Pierro with Guest Dr. Dean Skarlis, President, The College Advisor of New York
College planning has undergone a shake-up in recent years, following an admissions scandal, pandemic upheavals to campus life and outcry about growing debt faced by many graduates.
In this podcast recorded Saturday, April 1, Life Happens Radio host Lou Pierro welcomes back Dr. Dean Skarlis, founder and president of The College Advisor of New York.
At a time when many high school students are making choices that will affect the rest of their lives, Dean talks about sweeping admissions changes and how to best prepare to minimize loans and find the best fit for college, including:
• Huge changes to the FAFSA that could affect all families
• The switch to SAT-ACT optional admissions and the effect
• How hard is it to get admitted to an Ivy?
• Tips for college financial and admissions planning
Lou explains how to establish documents like a power of attorney and health care proxy for your young adult – and why that matters for health and safety.
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