YCBK 114: How colleges are recruiting students without college tours [Transcript]
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YCBK 114: How colleges are recruiting students without college tours

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (10:46): In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed by Scott Jaschik that discusses the variety of creative ways colleges are recruiting without students visiting their campuses. Mark and Dave have a robust discussion of this article. (Length 27:11)


Chapter 114 of 171 Answers (37:57): We are in Chapter 114 of 171 Answers and we are in the final part of how to find merit scholarships. Mark and Anika talk about specific websites students and parents can go to in order to find merit scholarships. (Length 18:11)

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark also recommends the following resource to help students identify which schools are the most generous with their merit scholarships: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d1ad956be52e800010a2502/t/5d50be9279425c0001841898/1565572754644/Domestic+Undergraduate+Need-Based+and+Merit+Aid+%28August+2019%29.pdf

This week’s question (56:08) is from Kisha in OH and she wants to know if her son should take the ACT in his sophomore year since he isn’t strong in geometry and fears that he won’t retain the information.

(Length 9:13)

This week’s interview (1:05:21) Mark kicks off is interview with Taylor King, Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbus State.

Taylor King
This three-part interview helps us understand what a Regional Public University is and who is a good match for a Regional Public University. (Length 12 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:11:46) Go to commonapp.org, take out a username and password, make sure you are logged in and then search for any college you are interested in and on their main page, you will see a hyperlink that says virtual tour, click this link to see which virtual tour a college wants you to see.

College Spotlight (1:19:15): The University of Cincinnati (uc.edu)

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