YCBK 128: UC Regents Declare Support to End Race-Blind Admissions

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (10:38) : In this week’s news segment, an article from universityofcalifornia.edu, “UC Regents Declare Their Support for an End to Race-Blind Admissions”, by Nicole Freeling. The University of California Board of Regents has acknowledged that race-neutral admissions have failed to acknowledge discrimination and structural barriers that have, in-turn, amassed a non-diverse student body for the university system. (Length 33 minutes)

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-regents-declare-their-support-end-race-blind-admissions

Chapter 128 of 171 Answers (42:59) : we start a 2-part discussion on private scholarships – how and where to find them. This is the first time on the podcast we have done a deep dive into outside scholarships aka private scholarships.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Most people are overwhelmed by the topic of outside scholarships. Is it worth my time? How do I find them? Which ones should I apply to? We address all of this and more. (Length 23 minutes)

This week’s question (1:06:32) is from Alison, a student from TX, and she wants to know if starting extracurricular activities at the beginning of junior year can be a huge disadvantage in the admission process.

Question
(Length 17 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:23:41) is with Gil Villanueva, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions at University of Richmond and he shares advice for under-resourced students when applying for college.

Gil Villanueva
Gil has over 25 years of experience at four different selective colleges. (Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:31:05) Recommended resource: NYT Article-A Timeline of Key Supreme Court Cases on Affirmative Action: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/us/affirmative-action-supreme-court.html (Length 16 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:47:59) : University of Kansas (https://ku.edu/) (Length 23 minutes)

Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com

If you enjoy our podcast, would you please do us a favor and share our podcast both verbally and on social media? We would be most grateful!

Anika and I are excited to give our listeners a chance to play a role in shaping what topics we discuss, and what guests we have on our podcast. You can let your voice be heard by completing this survey. Just put the following link in your browser and give us your honest feedback. Anika and I would like to thank you in advance.

https://tinyurl.com/YourCollegeBoundKid

Every episode of Your College-Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy visit 171answers.com and if you want to see what future episodes will cover just click the red button "See exactly what 171 Answers covers".