Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies show

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Summary: Let a college admission expert (Mark) and a mom who's been through the process (Anika) guide you through the college admission process. Learn key strategies and hear true stories on topics ranging from how to pay for college, building the right college list, getting accepted, and even choosing the right career. Each week, we'll dedicate a segment to questions from our audience, and we’ll frequently share the best free resources to help in the college process. Listen and learn from some of the most knowledgeable college admission experts and higher education leaders in the country.

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 YCBK 60: How Colleges View Homeschooled Applicants | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:43

(3:25) Article we discuss: “A catalog of wealth and privilege: Feds allege college bribery scam”, TheBoston Globe. (31:11) Book chapter we discuss: How Colleges View Home-schooled Applicants (42:05) Question from a listener: What advice do you have for American Expats in the admissions process? (50:33) Interview: Part II of Susan Tree “Writing the Personal Essay: Don't miss your opportunity to fill in the gaps and bring yourself to life” (68:01) Recommended resource: Collegeessayguy.com

 YCBK 59: Social Media Presence in the Admissions Process | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:07

(3:30) Article we discuss: “Liberal Arts College Mega Mergers”, by John Kroger, Inside Higher Ed. (19:08) Book chapter we discuss: Social media presence in the admissions process (33:06) Question from a listener: How can my daughter stand out in the admission process, after taking a gap year? (44:34) Interview: Susan Tree “Writing the Personal Essay: Don't miss your opportunity to fill in the gaps and bring yourself to life” 54:32) Recommended resource: Rachel Tour’s book, “Write your way i

 YCBK 58: Demonstrated Interest and Why It’s Important | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:37

(3:35) Article we discuss: “They’re not fact checking. How lies in college admissions can slip through the net”, by Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times. (20:15) Book chapter we discuss: What is demonstrated interest and why is it important (42:01) Question from a listener: Do the supplemental prompts change everyyear at Ivy League schools? (55:00) Interview: Final part of Dr. David Williams “So you want to be a doctor or nurse, what you need to know” (67:06) Recommended resource: https://www

 YCBK 57: How to Make Your Activities Stand out in Your Application | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:17

(2:41) Article we discuss: “New Front in College Admissions, Nudging Students to Decide Early”, by Douglas Belkin of the WallStreet Journal (21:12) Chapter we discuss: How to showcase your passions in your activities (40:42) Question we answer: Please tell me more about open enrollment at 4 year colleges (53:15) Interview: Part 3 of Dr. David Williams “So you want to be a nurse, what you need to know” (68:35) Recommended resource: The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Difference

 YCBK 56: Pros and Cons of Early Decision Applications | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:47

(2:57) Article Discussion: “10 College Majors with the Biggest Gender Gap”, by Katie Bardaro of Payscale (14:01) Book Chapter Discussion: What are the Pros and Cons of applying to college with an Early Decision application (30:55) Bonus Content: A close look at the stats reveal why it’s hard for students to get into selective schools (51:27) Interview: Part 2 of 4-Dr. David Williams “So you want to be a doctor or nurse, what you need to know” (64:28) Mark’s recommended book: ‘Excellent

 YCBK 55: 15 Different Ways to Apply to College | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:53

(3:02) College admissions article we discuss: “Parenting the College Admission Applicant –as an Admission Dean”, Forbes Magazine by Brennan Bernard, (16:40) 171 Answers Book Discussion-Chapter 55: 15 different ways to apply to college Listener’s Question: (34:29) Part II of what is Satisfactory Academic Progress, (49:51) Interview: Dr. David Williams “So you want to be a doctor or nurse, what you need to know” Part 1 of 4, (59:19) Mark’s recommended resource: Fiske Guide to Colleges

 YCBK 54: Different types of test optional colleges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:23

(4:14) This week’s news: we discuss an article by Jeffrey Selingo entitled, “The higher education divide” (16:47) We are in chapter 54 of 171 Answers. (24:38) This week’s question is from an anonymous mom in Nevada and she wants to know what does SAP mean? (40:37) Mark continues his interview with Elaine Griffin Rubin, Senior Contributor and Communications Specialist with Edvisors (49:09) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the book, “How to become a straight A Student” by Cal New

 YCBK 53: Why More Schools Are Going Test Optional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:44

3:11 This week's news: “As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?” by Jon Marcus 21:38 We are in chapter 53 of 171 Answers 41:09 This week’s question: a mom wants to know how her child can know whether the major she selects is going to lead to a job she will love 54:03 Mark continues his interview with Elaine Griffin Rubin, Senior Contributor and Communications Specialist with Edvisors 69:43 Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the Hechinger Report

 YCBK 52: Test Prep: Online, One-on-One, or Group? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:08

(1:54)In this week’s news, “A Tale of Two Institutions: Amherst And Wisconsin Take Education Down Different Paths”, by Willard Dix of Forbes (9:52)We are in chapter 52 of 171 Answers (20:05)This week’s question is if the college counselor is the person responsible for sending off test scores (24:56)Mark welcomes back Elaine Griffin Rubin, Senior Contributor and Communications Specialist with Edvisors (39:34)Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the website collegeaffordabilityguide.org

 YCBK 51: How to Select a Test Prep or Tutoring Company | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:00

(2:39) In this week’s news,”Furor over Blended and Active Learning”, by Mark Lieberman of Inside Higher Ed. (12:22)We are in Chapter 51 of 171 Answers. (16:27) This week’s question is from a mom who wants to know if there is financial aid available for transfer students. (25:21) Mark continues his conversation with Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech. (40:46) Mark’s recommended resource is Inside Higher Ed’s newsletter and webinars.

 YCBK 50: The Difference Between Super-Scoring & Score Choice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:00

(3:08) In this week’s news, “As student head back to campus, colleges fear a decline in international enrollment” by Sophie Quinton. (12:15) We are in Chapter 50 of 171 Answers. (27:22) A special bonus section of 20 ways that an applicant is evaluated. (60:10) Mark continues his interview with Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech (71:20) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College

 YCBK 49: Using SAT Subject Tests to Stand Out | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:56

(2:15) In this week’s news, “The Problem With PLUS: How Parents Buckle Under the Weight of College Debt” by Susannah Snider. (14:38) We are in Chapter 49 of 171 Answers (23:07)This week’s question is about which type of email account students should use to communicate with colleges.  (28:44) Mark interviews Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech. (52:26) Mark’s recommended resource is the book, “College Admissions: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step”.

 YCBK 48: Recommended Timeline to Take the ACT or SAT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:24

02:22 In this week’s news, we’re reviewing an article from the World Economic Forum “The 3 Key Skill Sets for the Workers of 2030” 11:42 We are in Chapter 48 of 171 Answers 20:13 This week our bonus content is all about what happens when a non-custodial parent refuses to submit the required financial documents. 33:33 Mark interviews Carol Conchar, Regional Admissions Director at George Washington University 46:12 Mark’s recommended resource of the week.

 YCBK 47: What is a Competitive ACT or SAT Score? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:03

(5:20) We’re reviewing an article from the Washington Post, “Senators Urge the U.S. News and World Report to Overhaul the College Ranking Formula” (16:34) We are discussing what would be considered a competitive ACT or SAT score. (25:46) This week’s question is from a dad who wants to know how much debt his daughter should have through her PhD program. (36:38) Mark wraps-up his interview with Ashley Sempowski, (45:50) Mark’s recommended resource is the blog at college-kickstart.com

 YCBK 46: How to Improve Your ACT or SAT Scores | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:19

02:32 In this week’s news, “See Which Private Colleges Have Lowered Tuition Prices”, by Farran Powell. 12:26 We are in Chapter 46 and discussing tips that can be used to improve ACT or SAT scores. 21:12 This week’s question is how to get a work study job, once in college. 30:49 Mark interviews Ms. Ashley Sempowski about what you need to know about community colleges. 43:30 Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the book, Countdown to College: 21 “To Do” Lists.

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