YCBK 32: How Selective Colleges Evaluate Grade Trends

In this week's episode...

In the News (2:25): We are reviewing an article by Jeffrey Selingo of “The Atlantic" that talks about how colleges purchase and use data to pursue college applicants. (Length 8:20)

Chapter 32 of 171 Answers (10:45): We are in chapter 32 of 171 Answers and we are discussing how colleges evaluate high school grade trends. We converse about what you should know about the positive and the negative grade trends. (Length 8:00)

This week’s question (18:45) It’s that time again for our bonus content, and we’re reviewing 12 different types of college visits (Length 21:20)

Mark concludes his interview with Ms. Elaine Griffin-Rubin of Edvisors (40:05), one of the leading websites on paying for college. Elaine is a top expert on a range of subjects related to paying for college. In part II of "The frequently asked questions around parents borrowing money for college", Elaine answers some additional difficult questions that parents have about borrowing money for college. (Length 24:30)


Mark’s recommended resource of the week (53:15) is, “The Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes” by Gen and Kathy Tanabe

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