Interview 47: Edan Shahar on "Understanding Test Innovators"
Brown University (RI)

YCBK 113: How Covid-19 could impact admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (15:40): an article from, “How Coronavirus Could Impact College Admissions”, by Sara Harberson. Written by a former dean of admissions and financial aid, this article describes 8 key ways in which COVID-19 has changed the world of college admissions – from decisions, to campus tours, and even standardized testing sites. (Length 22:17)

Chapter 113 of 171 Answers (37:57): We are in Chapter 113 of 171 Answers and we are in Part II of how to find merit scholarships.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Next week we will focus on websites and documents to use for merit scholarships but this week we lay the foundation by answering some general questions about merit scholarships. Mark also debunks some of the most frequent myths about merit scholarships in this episode. (19:23)

This week’s question (57:20) is from Dan in Maryland and he asks how to handle a student accidentally submitting the wrong version of their personal statement.

Mark responds by breaking this question into two sections. (Length 10:26)

This week’s interview (1:07:46) Mark concludes his interview with Edan Shahar,

Edan Shahar
Founder and CEO of Test Innovators, in ‘What is misunderstood about standardized testing’. (Length 27 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:18:35)

College Spotlight (1:36:03): Brown University (

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