YCBK 109: Many colleges plan on poaching students [Transcript]
YCBK 110: The Rise of the Mega University [Transcript]

YCBK 110: The Rise of the Mega University

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (9:18): In this week’s news segment, an article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed, The Rise of the Mega-University, by Lee Gardiner. Mega-Universities Are On the Rise. They Could Reshape Higher Ed as We Know It. (Length 23:03)


Chapter 110 of 171 Answers (32:21): We are in Chapter 110 of 171 Answers and Mark and Anika discuss the five or six most-asked questions about the requirement to submit the non-custodial parent PROFILE application.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
We also talk about the cardinal rule that colleges that require the PROFILE use to determine when they are going to require the non-custodial parent to submit their financial information and when they are going to say this is not necessary. (Length 16:58)

This week’s question (49:19) This week’s bonus content is on everything you need to know about co-cop programs.

Mark and Anika discuss the differences between a co-op programs, internships and experiential education. (Length 16:31)

This week’s interview (1:05:50) Mark is in the final part of his interview with Mark Kantrowitz,

Mark Kantrowitz
Publisher and VP of Research at Saving for College.com, in ‘How and when to appeal your financial aid award’. (Length 13:44)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:12:21) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is http://ceed.asee.org/ceed-directory-cooperative-education-internship-programs

College Spotlight (1:19:34): Hillsdale College (https://www.hillsdale.edu/)

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