Next Up on 13: What to Know About Applying to College

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In this episode of 13, join Colgate admission officers Brittney Dorow ’17 and Mari Prauer as they answer common student questions about applying to colleges. Learn the basics about financial aid, how to narrow down a college search, and how schools evaluate test-optional applications.

Dorow was a Benton Scholar and earned a double major in international relations and music at Colgate. Originally from Rochester, she joined the Office of Admission as an intern in 2015 and then became a full-time staffer after graduation, now overseeing the University’s international admissions. She is a member of the University’s Staff Affairs Council and the board of the nonprofit A Better Chance in Clinton, N.Y. Dorow is a former member of Colgate’s Bicentennial Committee. 

Prauer joined Colgate in August of 2018 after spending several years working for Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla., where she also attended college, graduating with a major in international business.

Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.

Find 13 on your favorite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.