YCBK 134: Hundreds of Colleges/Universities Show Financial Warning Signs

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (9:15) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The Hechinger Report, “Analysis: hundreds of colleges and universities show financial warning signs”, by Mikyung Lee. The prospect of lower revenues forced by the pandemic could lead to a wave of closings of schools that have already had their fair share of declining enrollments and weakening support from state governments. (Length 26 minutes)

https://hechingerreport.org/analysis-hundreds-of-colleges-and-universities-show-financial-warning-signs/

Chapter 134 of 171 Answers (35:30): Mark Answers and we are discussing the areas where admissions counselors are not, or cannot be totally honest with students when it comes to money.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 21 minutes)

This week’s question (56:45) is from Kristin in California.

Question
She wants to learn of the application process for and finding a nursing program that is a good fit for her daughter. (Length 15 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:11:25) is with Lisa Przekop, Director of Admissions at UC-Santa Barbara on ‘How the 10 universities of the California system makes admission decisions’.

Lisa Przekop
(Length 20 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:19:24) the book, “Hacking Elite College Admissions”. Gaelle Pierre-Louis, a former admission officer at Georgetown takes us behind the scenes to share what selective schools look for and how they make admission decisions.

College Spotlight (1:31:19): Tufts in Medford, MA (https://www.tufts.edu/) (Length 27 minutes)

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