In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (6:20): In this week’s news, an article from Pro-Publica.org, “Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid” by Jodi Cohen and Melissa Sanchez.
Chapter 82 of 171 Answers (21:10): We are in Chapter 82 of 171 Answers and Mark describes the gap year and the gap semester year.
This week’s question (31:04) This week’s question is from a parent who is torn between their child’s acceptance at Wake Forest with a scholarship and their acceptance at Stanford where they will not qualify for financial aid.
This week’s interview (45:51) Mark’s interview is with Mr. Dave Wagner who is the Director of Admissions of St. Olaf, in Part I of “Understanding the Common Application”
Dave explains what the Common App is and he shares why he likes the Common App
Dave explains what Part 1, the Profile section is and he talks about how the Profile section is helpful in the admissions process.
Next Dave explains Part 2 of the Common App, the Family section and he shares how this section helps admission officers in the decision making process (Length 20 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (54:48) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is a Barnes and Nobles Colleges (BNC) Insight Report entitled, “Mental Health and Well-Being- How we better care for the whole student”
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