In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (4:45): In this week’s news, an article from The Atlantic, “Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside D.C.’s Most Elite Private School” by Adam Harris.
Chapter 86 of 171 Answers (14:20) : We are in Chapter 85 of 171 Answers and we’re talking about what parents can be doing now for their kids that are 12 and under, that will prepare them for college.
This week’s question (24:06) This week, Mark takes a good half an hour to share some bonus content on 8 things he wishes admissions counselors could or would tell students and their families. Mark does a deeper dive into some of these eight things, most of which he has briefly touched on in other podcasts but he has never put them all together like this. Mark has been sitting in on 12-15 information sessions a week in September; he also visits 40 colleges a year. He draws of what he only wishes those who were listening could know about what really happens when it comes to things like how decisions are made. Mark is not critical of admissions counselors; it is a career he venerates and holds in very high regard. Most admission counselors choose to do the work over higher paying professions because they love kids.
This week’s interview (1:02:39) Mark’s interview is with Dave Wagner, Director of Admissions of St. Olaf, in Part IV of “St. Olaf College and Who It’s Good For”.
Dave talks about the changes he has seen at St. Olaf in his 19 years in admissions, and as a student.
Dave lets us know what type of student that will do well at St. Olaf. Finally, Dean Wagner talks about areas the college can continue to grow and improve
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:12:31) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is cb.org/landscape.
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