YCBK11: Understand How Colleges Evaluate Your Kid’s Application for Admission [Transcript]
YCBK12: How Many Colleges Should Your Kid Apply To? [Transcript]

YCBK12: How Many Colleges Should Your Kid Apply To?

In this week’s episode…

In the News (2:01): We’ll discuss an article that provides a compelling case for the need of colleges to overhaul how they evaluate student merit.

Nadirah Farah Foley
This article titled “A radical plan to combat inequality in college admissions”, was written on January 30th, 2018 by Nadirah Farah Foley and published in Pacific Standard Magazine.

In this week’s book discussion (16:47): of Chapter 12 of 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions we answer the question, “How many colleges should I apply to”.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
This is a hot and controversial subject within college admissions. The average number of applications that each student is submitting continues to increase. How many are too many? How few are too few? What factors indicate whether four, seven or twelve make sense? Can we actually say there is a perfect number of schools? We answer all of these questions and more. (Length 13:13)

This week’s question (30:00) is bonus content that builds on discussions that we had in our last five episodes.

We discuss living on campus; trying to motivate a kid who is reluctant to start the college process; getting off the wait list and helping a student to relieve stress in the college process. This segment is very meaty. (Length 20:30)


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