YCBK 136: The Return of the Campus Tour

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (6:04) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed, “The Return of the Campus Tour”, by Scott Jaschik. There are some in-person campus tours that are back in operation – though with several new rules to preserve the safety of visitors. Mark and Dave discuss how to navigate yourself through the new world of college tours. (Length 12 minutes)

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/08/03/some-campuses-resume-campus-tours-many-changes

Chapter 136 of 171 Answers (18:45): Mark talks us through ways to lower costs for students who are already enrolled in college.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark and Anika discuss six or seven cost saving tips for current college students. (Length 15 minutes)

This week’s question (33:41) asks if there are advantages to applying as soon as possible to colleges.

Question
Mark discusses Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Admission, Rolling admission, admission for athletes and applying early and scholarships. (Length 14 minutes)

This week’s interview (47:42) is with Lisa Przekop in part 1 of 2 on the topic of “Understanding the University of California at Santa Barbara”.

Lisa Przekop
Lisa has been in admissions at UCSB for 35 years so we couldn’t have a better guest to address this topic. (Length 15 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (53:01) The book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

Second Interview (1:02:45): But we do have a second interview for the first time:

Lauren Williams
Mark kicks off his interview with Lauren Williams, college daughter of YCBK co-host Dave Williams, in ‘How to be creative with your extracurriculars in the age of COVID-19’. (Length 20 minutes)

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