YCBK184: Withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (11:00) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, a June 17th, 2021 article from Jon Marcus of the Hechinger report entitled, “Colleges fight attempts to stop them from withholding transcripts over unpaid bills” Dave and Mark discuss whether it is appropriate for colleges to withhold transcripts from colleges graduates because they have a financial balance. Mark and Dave agree about 75% but the more they talked the more it became apparent that their perspective slightly differs. Mark and Dave discuss how politicians are getting involved and weighing in on the legitimacy of this practice. They also talk about which students are the ones that this practice impacts the most. (length 16 minutes)

Colleges fight attempts to stop them from withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

This week’s question (27 minutes) Tony from Illinois has a great question about how his junior son who has POTS should communicate this to colleges.

Question
Lisa explains what POTS is, and then Mark shares four options that Tony’s son has in how to communicate his POTS. Mark says all four ways make sense in different situations but Mark shares his two favorite ways of the four. (Length 23 minutes)

This week’s interview (50:08) This week’s interview is with a student, Kristen Mosley, a student at Spelman College. Student worked diligently to win 10 outside scholarships.

Kristen Mosley
In Part 1 of 3, Kristen discusses the following topics: (1) Kristen gives her backstory, including what she was involved in during high school, (2) She tells us what it is like being a student during the pandemic, (3) Kristen talks about how important her relationship was with school counselor when it came to winning scholarships, (4) Kristen talks about some of the scholarships her school counselor told her about and she shares the details of these scholarships. (5) Kristen talks about how she floundered when she first started applying scholarships and she explains why she struggled so much, (6) Next she shares a few changes she made and how she starting experiencing success, (7) Finally, Kristen discusses Sorority scholarships (Length 24 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:01:09) Get Real and Get In: How to Get Into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self by Dr. Aviva Legatt

College Spotlight (1:14:55) : Our college Spotlight is Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (https://www1.lehigh.edu/) (Length 34 minutes)

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