YCBK41: Differences Between the New SAT and the Old SAT [Transcript]
Interview 18: Brennan Barnard on "Mistakes Parents Make in the College Process"

YCBK41: Differences Between the New SAT and the Old SAT

In this week’s episode…

In the News (3:00): ”Free College Goes Mainstream”, by Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed.

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. This article was written on September 26th, 2018. (Length 9:30)

Chapter 41 of 171 Answers (12:30): Mark helps us understand the differences between the SAT and the ACT.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
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.

Brennan Barnard
Brennan is a prolific writer, writing for the Washington Post, Forbes and the Huffington post, but Brennan also serves as the Director of College Counseling at the Derryfield school in New Hampshire. (Length 38:25)

This week’s recommended resource (50:40) is your local Community Foundation.: This is a great resource for outside scholarships.


Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: collegeboundquestions@gmail.com

Every episode of Your College-Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy visit 171answers.com and if you want to see what future episodes will cover just click the red button “See exactly what 171 Answers covers”.

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