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YCBK 156: Common App Will No Longer Ask About Discipline Records

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (9:10) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Forbes “Common App Will No Longer Ask About Discipline Records, by Elana Lyn Gross. The Common App is eliminating a question that asks college applicants to disclose if they have been subject to disciplinary action in high school after finding the answer disproportionately impacts low-income students and students of color. Mark and Dave discuss the history of this question and they debate whether this decision is a good one or a bad one. (Length 18 minutes)

Chapter 156 of 171 Answers (27:00): and we’re talking through how to accept a federal student loan.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 7 minutes)

This week’s question (34:18) asks how to tell the selectivity level of a college.

What may seem like a simple question actually has a pretty complex answer. (Length 22 minutes)

This week’s interview (56:09) Mark resumes his interview with Amin Gonzalez-VP and Dean of Admission at Wesleyan University in Part 2 of 3-How to effectively utilize the Additional Information section of the Common Application.

Amin Gonzalez
(Length 17 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:03:51) Politico’s weekly roundup of stories related to education. Plus two books to help understand the White Power movement: “Hate in the Homeland” by Cynthia Miller Idris and “Bring the War Home” by Kathleen Belew.

College Spotlight (1:13:42): University of New Mexico ( (Length 20 minutes)

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