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YCBK 158: California’s rejection of affirmative action affects university admissions [Transcript]

YCBK 158: California’s rejection of affirmative action affects university admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (8:07) : In this week’s news segment, an article from “California’s rejection of affirmative action affects university admissions” by Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu. Proposition 16 would have legalized affirmative action, but California voters rejected the new proposition in favor of 1996’s Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action. Mark and Dave have a spirited discussion about this controversial topic. (Length 31 minutes)

Chapter 158 of 171 Answers (39:12) : and we’re talking through how to save thousands of dollars through exams and creative college programs. We cover seven different ways to save thousands of dollars on your tuition bill.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark spends an extensive amount of time on one of the seven methods. He does this because he has only touched on this a few times and never shared anything with any depth until now. (Length 25 minutes)

This week’s question (1:04:56) asks for more information about Pomona and some of the routes to getting in.

They are especially interested in hearing about the Early Decision/Action compared to Regular Decision stats and how many admitted students are recruited athletes or from QuestBridge-like programs. Special thanks to Zola for this question. (Length 13 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:17:21) is with Amin Gonzalez-VP and Dean of Admission at Wesleyan University in part 1 of 2 in- Understanding Wesleyan University

Amin Gonzalez
(Length 5 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:22:32)

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