YCBK 121: More Scrutiny of Legacy Admissions [Transcript]
YCBK 122: University of CA Suspends SAT/ACT Requirement [Transcript]

YCBK 122: University of CA Suspends SAT/ACT Requirement

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (6:05): In this week’s news segment, an article from Los Angeles Times, “UC Makes Landmark Decision to Drop ACT/SAT Requirement for Admissions”, by Teresa Watanabe. A unanimous decision made by the UC regents voted to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024. (Length 33 minutes)


Chapter 122 of 171 Answers: Answers and we are explaining what the Parent PLUS loan is.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Anika asks Mark her frequently asked questions about the Parent PLUS loan and Mark answers them. (Length 22 minutes)

This week’s question (1:01:51) is from Patrice and she wants to know of any advice for juniors on activities they could do this [COVID-19] summer to help them stand out on admissions applications.

(Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:17:39) is with Carmen Chavez, a 12th grader from Miami, in: Reflections on my college admissions process, Part II

Carmen Chavez
Carmen shares where she applied and whether she was admitted and where she was wait listed
Carmen also reflects on what she would do differently if she had to do a search all over again
Carmen talks about something that so impressed me that it made me say, Carmen, can I interview you about this

Mark’s recommended resource of the week is The Chronicle of Higher Education is tracking what each school’s plans are for the fall. They have an alphabetized list of schools with a hyperlink taking you to their plans and the best news is, they are updating it pretty much every day. Here is the link: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626

College Spotlight (1:36:55): UMass Amherst (umass.edu) (Length 26 minutes)

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