YCBK 119: Many Seniors Are Too Uncertain to Commit to a College
YCBK 120: The importance of kindness in college admissions [Transcript]

YCBK 120: The importance of kindness in college admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (16:42): In this week’s news segment, an article from The New York Times, “Check This Box if You’re a Good Person”, by Rebecca Sabky. A college admissions professional at Dartmouth College talks about having to navigate the applications of thousands of talented students that all seem to become indistinguishable. Her ideal candidate embodies kindness above all – a trait that is almost impossible to determine on paper.(Length 29 minutes)


Chapter 120 of 171 Answers (45:18): Mark describes the TEACH Grant and how aspiring teachers can qualify for close to $4,000 per year of their undergraduate degree.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 16 minutes)

It is time for this week’s bonus content segment (1:01:44) Mark shares 14 ways the college admissions process may be different for the current high school juniors due to COVID-19. (Length 37 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:38:55) Mark continues with the final segment with Vincent Garcia: Understanding the 23 Colleges in the California State University System, Part IV.

Vincent Garcia
There will not be a College Spotlight because Vince’s interview is in fact a spotlight on the 23 universities that make up the CSU system. (Length 37 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:48:03): http://coplac.org/ The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Mark also recommended an article by Forbes about college students can get refund money through the Cares Act. My own daughter got $500 back. We were going to do an “In the News” discussion on this but we want to get this information to you right away. (Length 28 minutes)


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