Interview 19: Nancy Beane on "How much weight to put on prestige"
YCBK 44: Should I Take the ACT or the SAT? [Transcript]

YCBK43: Does it Matter Whether You Take the ACT or the SAT?

In this week’s episode…

In the News (2:24): We are reviewing an article featured on “The Harvard Admission Trial Puts the School’s Dirty Secrets On Display” by Joan Biskupic.

Joan Biskupic


The case, brought by a conservative group engineered by Edward Blum, argues that the university disfavors Asian-Americans. The trial has drawn overflow crowds and intense media attention. This article was written on October 20th, 2018. (Length 15:51)

Chapter 43 of 171 Answers (18:15): We are talking about whether it matters if you take the SAT or the ACT.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 9:09)

This week’s question (27:24) is from a mom who wants to know how to get scholarships if her child is already in college.

(Length 9:59)

This week’s interview Part 2, (37:23) Mark wraps-up with Nancy Beane the recent president of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) and the current Associate Director of College Counseling at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, in the final Part II of how much emphasis should be placed on prestige when selecting a college.

Nancy Beane
(Length 21 minutes)


Mark’s recommended resource of the week (47:29) is the website

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