In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (10:41): an article from New York Times, “What Admissions Officers Really Want”, by Paul Tough. At the center of this article is the story of Trinity College’s enrollment manager, Angel Perez, who is hired with two really big and competing priorities of: building a racially and socially economic diverse student body; and digging the school out of a terrible financial deficit. (Length 16:18)
Chapter 102 of 171 Answers (26:59): Mark let’s us know whether or not wealthy families should complete the FAFSA application.
This week’s question (36:30) is from Johanna in Pennsylvania and she wants to know how to guide a child who has a learning disability, such as dyslexia, in figuring out what their best college fit.
Listeners who want to hear more on this topic should go back and listen to episode 73: here is a link: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/2019/06/20/ycbk-73-what-applicants-with-disabilities-should-know/
This week’s interview (45:59) Mark is in the second and final part of his interview with Travis Hornsby,
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (56:13) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is another outstanding admissions blog that discusses some of the cutting-edge admission strategies. https://jonboeckenstedt.wordpress.com/
College Spotlight (1:08:48): Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX
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