YCBK22: How to Know If A College Is Worth The Money

In this week's episode...

In the News (2:30): We talk about how student discipline infractions impact college admission decisions. (Length 12:30)

Chapter 22 of 171 Answers (15:00): Mark shares a tool that will help you know what is the return on your investment for each college on your list. (Length 6:00)

This week’s question (21:00) asks if having several teacher recommendations would increase a student’s chance of college acceptance. (Length 7:50)

Interview with college admission officer and school counselor Brandi Smith (28:50)

Brandi Smith
Brandi Smith is the college advisor at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia. She shares how she has done admissions recruitment for Reinhart College, Samford University, Vanderbilt University and Emory University. Brandi shares how she got each of these jobs. She also shares how she has done college placement at both a private and a public school. Brandi talks about the different roles of the student and the parents in the college admission process. She shares examples of some inappropriate things that parents sometimes do in the application process. She talks about her expectations of what student's need to do in the college process. This is part 1 of a 3 part series with Brandi.


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