Tests and the Rest

Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley every Tuesday and Friday as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts.

Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast using the form at the bottom of the page or stream it via your favorite podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Overcast. At around 25 minutes per episode, you can enjoy Tests and the Rest just about any time.

YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. Between them, expect over 50 years of industry insight, expertise, insider news, and maybe a bit of sarcasm.

EPISODES

26. ALL ABOUT THE ROTC SCHOLARSHIP with consultant and author Lieutenant Colonel Robert O. Kirkland
25. WHEN GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS STRUGGLE with Shane Bybee, founder of Bybee College Prep
24. CHOOSING HIGH SCHOOL MATH COURSES STRATEGICALLY with author and educator Richard Corn
23. ATTENDING COLLEGE IN A BIG CITY with NYU Director of Admissions Billy Sichel
22. WHAT IS ACT SCIENCE ALL ABOUT? with author and test prep guru Michael Cerro
21. IMPLICATIONS OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT DASHBOARD with Travis Minor of Open Door Education
20. THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLS AND TEENS IN CRISIS with the CEO of Score At The Top Learning Centers, Jason Robinovitz
19. COLLEGE PRICE TRANSPARENCY with Dr. Mark Salisbury, co-founder of TuitionFit
18. USING MINDFULNESS FOR TEST AND SCHOOL SUCCESS with educator and author Logan Thompson
17. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SAT AND ACT GRAMMAR with author Erica L. Meltzer
16. HOW THE SAT IS ACTUALLY SCORED with Aaron Golumbfskie of Prep Matters
15. FINISHING A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE ON TIME with educational consultant Edie Steele
14. MATHEMATICAL MATURITY & TEST SUCCESS with author and test prep professional Dr. Steve Warner
13. THE RAMPANT COST OF COLLEGE with Paul Celuch, president and founder of College Assistance Plus
12. HOW SCHOOL AND PRIVATE COLLEGE COUNSELORS CAN WORK TOGETHER with counselor Cathy Charles Szendrey
11. TEEN ANXIETY AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS with psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Villani
10. DECIDING BETWEEN THE SAT AND ACT with Heather Krey, director of Test Prep for Success
9. COLLEGE ADVISING FOR UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS with Dr. Chris Tudico, school counselor at Saint Martin de Porres
8. BRINGING CRITICAL BALANCE TO HIGH SCHOOLERS’ LIVES with Eric Domroes, school counselor at Pittsford Mendon HS
7STATE OF THE TEST PREP INDUSTRY IN 2019 with Kevin Organisciak, founder of The Association for Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring (TPAPT)
6HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF ONLINE TEST PREP with Tom Ehlers, founder and president of Method Test Prep
5NEED BLIND AND NEED AWARE ADMISSIONS with educational consultant Jona Jacobson
4THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN TESTING AND ADMISSIONS with Deena Viviani, Young Adult Librarian at Brighton Memorial Library
3ACT SCORE REVIEW AND VALIDATION with Desiree Rodriguez-Gould, college counselor at St. Edward HS
2. PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF TESTING + Amy Seeley’s origin story
1. SAT & ACT TESTING TIMELINES + Mike Bergin’s origin story