YCBK 183: Colleges hunt for kids who left HS

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (18:18) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, a June 19th, 2021 article from Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Hunt is on for high school students who left the college path“ The article shares the stats about how many kids veered away from college since graduating from high school. The article shows some of the very creative ways colleges are attempting to lure them back. Dave and Mark discuss how the actions these colleges are taking and they do some forecasting as to whether this is atypical of what we can expect in the future. (Length 16 minutes)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hunt-is-on-for-high-school-graduates-who-left-the-college-path-11624095000

This week’s question (34:34) Kim from Illinois wants to know when her son should start applying and complete his applications.

Question
Mark five of the most common college applications in the country and Mark and Lisa discuss when you should start and finish your application for these schools. (Length 36 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:10:29) his week’s interview is with Christina Lopez, the Dean of Admission at Barnard college, the highly selective women’s college that is one of the undergraduate colleges of Columbia University.

Christina Lopez
This week Christina continues to answer questions that students, parents and college counselors who are listeners to our podcast submitted to us. The Barnard interview with Christina went almost an hour, so we divided this into Part 1 and Part 2. (Length 13 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:23:08) Recommended resource: Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast did two episodes on the college rankings. The first is called Lord and the Rankings and the second is called Project Dilliard. (Length 16 minutes)

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