YCBK 143: Top College Should Grow, Not Crow About Rejecting Nearly Everyone

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (7:10) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The Washington Post “Top colleges should grow, rather than crow about rejecting nearly everyone” by Jay Matthews. Matthews shares what he considers the most compelling reasons Jeff Selingo gives for colleges to consider serious reform against rigid admissions criteria. Mark and Dave discuss whether they agree with Selingo and whether or not these ideas are realistic. (Length 30 minutes)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/top-colleges-should-grow-rather-than-crow-about-rejecting-nearly-everyone/2020/09/19/f9caa052-f7aa-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html

Chapter 143 of 171 Answers (37:53) : In this chapter we’re talking through need-blind and need-aware admissions.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark and Anika discuss the differences between need-blind and need-aware admissions and Mark shares the advantages and disadvantages to each approach to admitting students. (Length 20 minutes)

Bonus content (57:21) This week’s bonus content is on 10 ways to visit a college virtually. Mark flies solo here after Mark and Anika had some tech issues and then Anika came down sick, but Mark shares multiple ways to engage a college and their programming from your own home and from your own computer or phone. (Length 14 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:11:27) Mark continues his interview with William Segura, Associate Dean at Emory in “Understanding 3 models of decision making for admission committees”

William Segura
(Length 21 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:20:38) https://www.studyineurope.eu/ This is a fantastic website if you want to explore going to college in Europe.

College Spotlight (1:32:48) : James Madison University (https://www.jmu.edu/) (Length 18 minutes)

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