YCBK 121: More Scrutiny of Legacy Admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (19:03) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed, “More Scrutiny of Legacy Admissions”, by Kery Murakami. Since the Varsity Blues scandal, preferential treatment in admissions for children of alumni has come under renewed scrutiny. Should legacy admissions be impermissible? Mark and Dave discuss the article and debate the topic. (Length 33 minutes)


Chapter 121 of 171 Answers (52:09): Mark gives us his formula for knowing how much student loan debt a family should take on.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark reveals the two extreme views when it comes to debt and he explains the flaws he finds in both of these extreme perspectives. (Length 18 minutes)

This week’s question (1:10:01) is from Greg in NY and he wants to know if pre-college summer programs are worth the money and if they will help his child get into the school they want to attend.

(Length 19 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:29:08) is from Carmen Chavez, a 12th grader from Miami, in:

Carmen Chavez
Reflections on my college admissions process, Part I

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:36:08) Recommended resource: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ (Length 21 minutes)

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