YCBK36: How High School Courses are Evaluated by Selective Colleges

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In the News (2:28): Mark and Anika discuss an article by Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed that describes the financial dangers that many small private colleges are facing.)

Doug Lederman

Inside Higher Ed
This article was written on July 20th, 2018. (Length 12:49

In this week's book discussion we are in Chapter 36 of 171 Answers (15:17): We are in Chapter 36 of 171 Answers Mark and Anika discuss five ways that colleges evaluate high school grades.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Many students and parents are familiar with the term GPA (Grade Point Average) but less than 1% can mention the five different types of GPA, let alone explain what they are. In this book chapter discussion, Mark and Anika discuss these five different types of GPA's, how they are calculated and when they are used. (Length 11:03)

This week's question (26:20) is from a mom from Pennsylvania who wants to know if her daughter would be able to pay "in-state tuition" if she moves in with relatives that live in the same state as of the colleges she is interested in applying to.

Mark helps to debunk some of the common misperceptions about how easy it is to get "in-state" tuition. He talks about the concept of "domocile" and he also talks about how what a student needs to do to qualify for "in-state" tuition not only can vary from state to state but it also can vary within the same state. (Length 11:12).

Mark interviews Jake Neuberg, Co-founder of Revolution Prep (37:32) and Jake describes the advantages of taking online test prep with a top-notch instructor. In Part 1 of this interview, Jake answers the following 5 questions:

Jake Neuberg
1. Jake tell us about yourself, where you group up, family, education and how you got interested in test prep? (mini bio)
2. Jake share with us the story of how Revolution Prep got started and when you founded Revolution Prep, how did you want Revolution Prep to be different from other test prep companies?
3. Jake my understanding is you once were an in person test prep company but you decided to completely go online about five year ago, explain the decision to stop doing test prep in person but to completely move to an online platform?
4. Are there other advantages of doing test prep online besides what you just mentioned.
5. Jake can give a comprehensive overview of the tests you provide prep for and the subjects you provide tutoring for.
(Length 24:02)


Mark’s recommended resource of the week (50:22) is the website NACUBO.org

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