YCBK 104: How to Fix College Admissions

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (7:04): an article from Wall Street Journal, “How to Fix College Admissions”, by Melissa Korn. Korn interviews several groups in the world of college admissions – admissions officers, counselors, parents, students - to identify ways in which the admissions system could be fixed to be more fair to more students. The results are a list of 10 ideas that Korn writes as either easy to implement or as conversation starters. In this Part 1 of what will be a three-part discussion, we discus the first three reasons and chime in with our opinions on two things: Would these changes even be possible and secondly, are they advisable. (Length 20:30)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-fix-college-admissions-11575042980

We are in Chapter 104 of 171 Answers (27:44): and Mark explains why you might receive a letter requesting verification of your FAFSA information.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
We also discuss what to do if you get such a letter and we talk about some of the reasons why students get these letters. (Length 6:47)

This week’s question (34:31) is from Marion, from West Chester, PA

Question
and she is asking why she sees two net price calculators on the same website; Marion wants to know if she needs to complete both of them. (Length 12:36)

This week’s interview (47:09) Mark kicks-off his interview with Lieutenant Colonel Rob Kirkland in

Colonel Robert Kirkland
-What you need to know about the ROTC scholarship, Part 1 (Length 20 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (56:31) is the book, “the Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks us” by Paul Tough

College Spotlight: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

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