In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (9:13) : In this week’s news segment, an article from US News and World Report, “A Guide to Virtual College Admissions Tools”, by Josh Moody. Virtual tours, chatbots and Zoom calls with admissions officers all offer ways for applicants to engage. The coronavirus caused colleges and universities to quickly ramp up their efforts to engage with prospective students. (Length 19 minutes)
Chapter 137 of 171 Answers (28:02): Mark talks us through what we need to know about state-based aid.
This week’s question (47:45) is from a Greg in GA and he wants to know if colleges are truly test optional, as they say they are.
This week’s first interview (1:08:36) We have two interviews for you again this week. We won’t be doing this again anytime soon but enjoy both interviews for the last time in 2020: Mark interviews Lisa Przekop in part 2 of 2 on the topic of “Understanding the University of California at Santa Barbara”.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:43) The Coalition for College Virtual Fair on 9/16. Come meet colleges from the 130 Coalition for Colleges. Here is the link: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/september-virtual-college-fair?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_content=students&utm_campaign=events
This week’s second interview (1:22:41): Mark continues his interview with Lauren Williams, college daughter of YCBK co-host Dave Williams, in ‘How to be creative with your activities in the age of COVID-19’.
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