In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (11:29) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Applerouth.com, “Test-optional Does Not Mean Test Blind”, by Jed Applerouth. This article explains that admissions tests continue to play a key role at many colleges and universities, and families should know that a variety of factors are at play when a school chooses to go test-optional. Mark and Dave discuss why student should not misinterpret what test-optional really means (Length 32:07).
Chapter 117 of 171 Answers (43:36) : Answers and Mark explains a few of the ways a family can increase their chances of getting need-based aid.
This week’s question (1:03:02) This week’s question is from Kim in NYC and she wants to know how to look at a college’s endowment to better understand their financial health.
This week’s interview (1:21:19) Mark kicks off his interview with Vincent Garcia, TITLE: Understanding the 23 Colleges in the California State University System.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:31:03) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is: NACAC’s College Admission Status Update is a central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Here is the link: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/
College Spotlight (1:40:46): Chapman University (https://www.chapman.edu/) (Length 20 minutes)
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