Self-Accepted: College Admissions & Big Transitions

Self-Accepted: College Admissions & Big Transitions

By Bright Futures Consulting
The college admission process can be seriously overwhelming. We, as parents and counselors, are here to help our teens make sense of it all and empower them to make good decisions.

If you want to launch your child successfully into adulthood (which we all do), it starts with knowing and accepting who they are. We created “Self Accepted" to guide families through the college admissions process while igniting the flame for self-discovery.

This bi-monthly podcast will answer the questions we hear parents asking all the time so you’ll be prepared to launch your child into their future.
007. 10 Insider Tips on Applying to Military Service Academies
In this episode, you’ll get candid insider tips about how to apply and be admitted into military service academies from Dr. Beth Dennard – a US Air Force veteran and the owner and director of Bright Futures Consulting. She’ll cover it all from the pre-candidate questionnaire and nomination process to fitness requirements, scholarships, and prep schools. Access more detailed show notes at brightfuturesllc.com/ep007.
32:25
July 3, 2020
006. The 5-Way Test to Writing an Unforgettable College Essay
Writing the college essay can be one of the most intimidating parts of the college application process. In this episode, I’m joined by my friend and former college admission counselor Robyn Munn to talk about the proven 5-way test to ensure your college application essay is unforgettable.
56:01
June 24, 2020
005. 8 Pandemic-Safe Activities Your Teenager Can Do This Summer To Get Ahead
Many parents wonder how to best support their college-bound teenagers over the summer to ensure they make the most out of the season. This exciting episode is full of tips to help your college-bound teenager navigate a successful summer. I’m joined by Bright Futures College Counselor, Jigisha Doshi, to reveal some fun ways your teen to can use this summer to get ahead on their path to a bright future.
35:11
May 27, 2020
004. Rising Seniors... Start Your Engines for College Application Season!
Preparation can be boring. Adrenaline does not pump during practice or prep, but this preparation is necessary to win the actual race. In this episode, Dr. Dennard shares 6 steps to start that college engine, helping you prepare your rising senior as they begin their path to college. Rising seniors, it’s time to start your engines! Access show notes at brightfuturesllc.com/ep004.
25:38
May 12, 2020
003. A Framework For Affording College with Scholarships and Financial Aid
Paying for college is a patchwork quilt – you have to cover the costs by sewing several sources of financial support together. Learn about what options are available for your family to help your college-bound teenager afford a path to their brightest future. Financial Expert Raymond VanBuskirk talks with Dr. Beth Dennard about affording college with scholarships and financial aid. Access show notes at brightfuturesllc.com/ep003.
42:52
April 29, 2020
002 Tips for Having the Money Talk with Your Teen
Many parents avoid having the hard financial talks about college until it’s almost too late. If you’re thinking about sending your teenager to college, then the time to talk about your financials and financial aid is NOW. Financial Expert Raymond VanBuskirk talks with Dr. Beth Dennard about tips for parents having the college money talk with each other and their teenager. Access show notes at brightfuturesllc.com/ep002.
30:58
April 15, 2020
001 The Secret Weapon to College Admissions & Big Transitions? Self-Acceptance.
Howdy! Welcome to Self Accepted, the bi-monthly podcast guiding families through college admissions and transitions. I’m Dr. Beth Dennard, Owner & Director at Bright Futures Consulting – a whole-hearted, forward-thinking, company that ignites the flame of self-discovery and creative growth in each student we meet. We bring together a strong community of families, keeping them well-informed with the best resources for their children’s success. In this episode we’ll talk about… what self acceptance looks like, why it’s important to establish before you and your student start the college admissions process, and what pitfalls to look out for. We’ll also reveal your child’s secret weapon that will help them succeed every single day for the rest of their lives. www.brightfuturesllc.com  |  info@brightfturesllc.com  |  281-486-0023 
25:05
April 1, 2020