YCBK34: There is Hope for the C Student

In this week's episode...

In the News (2:30): We review an article written on August 17th, 2018 by Brennan Barnard of Forbes entitled, "College Applicants Reflect on Lessons Learned" Listen to the wisdom that these college seniors communicate to themselves and bequeath to us. (Length 5:50)

In Chapter 34 of 171 Answers (8:20): Mark and Anika talk about C students and the wide range of opportunities that they have to find a great college match. (Length 10:55)

This week’s question (19:15) is from a student from Manhattan who wants to know if there is an advantage to applying through Early Action or Early Decision. Mark defines what Early Action and Early Decision are, and then he shares the drawbacks and benefits. (Length 13:21)

Mark interviews Mike Runiewisz, Director of Financial Aid at Washington University in St. Louis (32:36) and they are talking about 16 common mistakes that are made on the FAFSA application. This is the first of a two part interview and in this episode Mike and Mark discuss the first nine of these common mistakes students make on the FAFSA. The application opens for 2019-20 on October 1st. (Length 22:07)


Mark’s recommended resource of the week (46:56) is the website bigfuture.org

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