YCBK 54: Different types of test optional colleges [Transcript]
YCBK 55: 15 Different Ways to Apply to College [Transcript]

YCBK 54: Different types of test optional colleges

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In the News (4:14): In this week’s news, we discuss an article that appeared in the Washington Post on April 7th , 2018 by Jeffrey Selingo entitled, “The higher education divide: The ‘haves’ keep getting richer. Other schools? Not so much”.

Jeffrey Selingo

Washington Post

Mark and Anika discuss the disparity of wealth and demand between most colleges and a select few. We then grapple with what if anything can be done about this. (Length 12:33)

Chapter 54 of 171 Answers (16:47): We are in chapter 54 of 171 Answers and Mark and Anika are discussing the different types of test optional and test flexible schools.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
We discuss the different wrinkles you will see amongst test-optional and test-flexible colleges and we dispel the myth that this is a one size fits all approach. (Length 7:51)

This week’s question (24:38) is from an anonymous mom in Nevada and she wants to know what does SAP mean? Mark answers this question in depth.

This is part 1 of a two-part conversation on this topic. Part 2 will be in week 55. (Length 14:59)

This week’s interview (40:37) Mark continues his interview with Elaine Griffin Rubin, Senior Contributor and Communications Specialist with Edvisors, in Part 3 of the 9 federal loan repayment options.

Elaine Griffin Rubin
Elaine also gives three pearls of wisdom and advice when it comes to students and parents when it comes to repaying your college debt. Elaine Griffin Rubin

Sr. Contributor and Communications Specialist

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Mark’s recommended resource of the week (49:09) is the book, “How to become a straight A Student” by Cal Newport

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