In the News (3:00): ”Free College Goes Mainstream”, by Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed. We discuss the growing movement to offer some variation of free college. We discuss the states that are currently experimenting with this and we look at the obstacles and barriers to the implementation of these programs. (Length 9:30)
Chapter 41 of 171 Answers (12:30): Mark helps us understand the differences between the SAT and the ACT. As usual, Anika asks Mark the great questions that many other parents have. (Length 6:25)
This week’s question is from a mom who wants to know if the majority of spots that Ivy League colleges give out in the Early Decision round go to athletic recruits. (18:55): Mark shares the statistical data that shows the number and the percentage of slots that go to athletes in the Early Decision round. Mark explains how the answer to this question is very nuanced and once again, Anika asks the great questions. (Length 9:05)
This week’s interview with Brennan Bernard (28:00) : is the final part of, “The 20 common mistakes parents make in the admissions process (Length 38:25).
This week's recommended resource (50:40) is your local Community Foundation.: This is a great resource for outside scholarships.
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