In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (4:43): In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Oberlin, University of Chicago and Other Elite Colleges Extend Application Deadlines”, by Melissa Korn.
Chapter 68 of 171 Answers (15:47): We are in Chapter 68 of 171 Answers and it’s all about the mistakes that students make with their extracurricular activities in the admissions process.
This week’s question (33:05) It’s time again for our bonus content this week: what your student can do to best utilize the upcoming summer.
This week’s interview (48:35) Mark interviews Mr. Yancie Davis, Admissions Officer at Macalester College in Part I of Using Non-Cognitive variables to help with admission decisions.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (59:53) is The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between Paperback – The book is written by Nora Bradbury-Haehl (Author), Bill McGarvey (Author). I recommend that you get the 2016 updated edition. The book helps the new college student to navigate the first year of college. The book speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college.
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