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Admission101 podcast

A podcast about the college search

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The college admission process can seem confusing at times. That’s why we created Admission 101, a podcast about the college search. Join Suzanne Cuccurullo, dean of the Undergraduate Admissions at Bentley University, and Mario Silva-Rosa, our director of Undergraduate Admission, as they share their best tips and advice for finding — and getting into — your dream school. Now available for download on iTunes!

Meet the hosts
Suzanne Cuccurullo
Suzanne Cuccurullo
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Suzanne was born in St. Louis, but grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she made a career change and decided to use her marketing skills to help students through the admission process at Bentley University. This is the best job she's ever had. As a mother of college students, Suzanne knows the college search process can be stressful but hopes we can make it an incredible adventure.

Mario Silva-Rosa
Mario Silva-Rosa
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Mario has always been excited about meeting new people and developing relationships along the way. He grew up in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Being in the higher education field for a significant amount of time, he's been able to appreciate the complexity of the process for many students and families. He has the utmost respect for the commitment that prospective students put into the progression of their fact-finding, application, and decision stages and the rewards that come with such a journey. 

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Episode 1

How to build your list and start your search

Episode 2

Prepare for standardized testing

Episode 3

Understanding financial aid

Episode 4

How to get recruited as an athlete

Episode 5

What to do if you're waitlisted

Episode 6

Accepted! What's next?

Episode 7

How to write a memorable college essay

Episode 8

How to ace your college interview

Episode 9

Deciding when to apply 

Episode 10

Get the most out of college fairs

Episode 11

Campus visit tips

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