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In this week's episode...

In the News (2:52): Mark and Anika discuss this excellent article entitled, More Colleges Let Applicants Self-Report Test Scores.

Scott Jaschik

Inside Higher Ed
The article was written on October 16, 2017 by Scott Jaschik who is the CEO and Editor of Inside Higher Ed. The article explains the reasons why more colleges are allowing the self-reporting of test scores. Mark recommends that our listeners subscribe to Inside Higher Ed's admissions newsletter. Scott has told our listeners to just email him directly at scott.jaschik@insidehighered.com and let him know you listen to the YCBK podcast and you want to receive the Inside Higher Ed newsletter. Scott has asked that you share your email, name, email address, and job title. Scott said to put parent for your title if you are not an educator. You can follow Scott on Twitter @ScottJaschik

We discuss another great article, "The 2017 Survey of Admissions Directors: Pressure All Around".

Scott Jaschik

Inside Higher Ed
This article was written on September 13, 2017 and it is our second article in this podcast written by Scott Jaschik, the CEO and Editor of Inside Higher Ed. The article debunks the myth that every college is flush with applicants and is very hard to get into. Mark recommends that our listeners subscribe to Inside Higher Ed's admissions newsletter. Scott has told our listeners to just email him directly at scott.jaschik@insidehighered.com and let him know you listen to the YCBK podcast and you want to receive the Inside Higher Ed newsletter. Scott has asked that you share your email, name, email address, and job title. Scott said to put parent for your title if you are not an educator. You can follow Scott on Twitter @ScottJaschik

This week's book discussion (22:58) of Chapter 3 from the book, 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions asks and answers the question, How Can Self-inventory Help Me Assess Which Careers I will Find Fulfilling?

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
We’re all a little guilty of trying to live out our dream careers through our kids. We talk about some key strategies to help your child determine what colleges majors and careers they will find fulfilling, and getting away from what we think they should pursue. We discuss how students can do self-inventory Length (9:53)

This week's question (32:51) is from Jana in Laurel Maryland.

Question
Jana wants to know if there is any benefit to applying to IVY league schools? Mark gives the history of the IVY league and then defines what the IVY league is. This discussion with debunk many misconceptions. A nuanced conversation about the value of the IVY league ensues. (Length 15:15)

 

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