In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (17:23) : In this week’s “In the news segment, a July 21st, 2021 Inside Higher Ed article by Scott Jaschik about how colleges tours have changed in the age of covid. The article looks at six colleges in different regions of the country and it looks at how they have made significant changes to how they do tours. Dave and Mark discuss these changes and they chime in with their thoughts. (Length 20 minutes)
This week’s question (37:05) Mark and Lisa answer the following question: Where do late bloomers go to college?
When I read about college admissions and listen to your podcast, the featured examples are usually solid high school students with good GPAs and test scores. What about amazing kids who bloom later and perhaps don’t show as well in high school? (Length 20 minutes)
This week’s interview 1 (57:13) This is the first time we ever have a double interview on the podcast. We start with Eric Furda who spent over 25 years in high-level leadership at both Columbia and Penn, but this week I ask Eric a series of questions about his recently released book that he co-authored with Jacques Steinberg entitled, “A College conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education” (Length 34 minutes) Interview 2 (1:31:26) Our second interview is an update from Kristen Mosley about how her scholarship search is going now that she is at Spelman. Kristen has a big announcement for all of us.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:27:28) Recommended resource: Look at the poll results at niche.com to their question, what one word best describes your school.
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