YCBK 195: The Olympics explains Admissions-Part 1 [Transcript]
YCBK 196: Mark & Dave debate why grad rates are low [Transcript]

YCBK 196: Mark & Dave debate why grad rates are low

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (6:23) : In this week’s “In the news segment, an October 10th article by Jon Marcus of the Hechinger Report, “Most college students don’t graduate in 4 years so the government counts 6 as success” (Length 17 minutes)


This week’s question (23:56) Mark and Lisa talked to 12-15 students at the following three campuses on September 13th and 14th, 2021: Meredith, NC State and Duke. In this segment, they talk about the following:

(1) Where do they find these students? (2) What questions do they ask? (3) How often do they get the cold shoulder? (4) What responses do they get from students? (5) Why are they excited about this practice? (6) Do they believe this is something most students can do? (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (39:51) Mark interviews Kevin Newton who founded, “An Education Abroad”. Mark knows Kevin because if someone comes to Mark and asks, can you help me go to college at a place other than Canada or the US, Mark turns that family over to Kevin to work with. Kevin talks about going overseas for college (beyond one year of study abroad) in this interview. Here is an outline:

Kevin Newton
(1) Kevin gives his backstory and man is it interesting, (2) Kevin tells us what his company, “An Education Abroad” does to help students find undergraduate and graduate universities in countries other than the United States, (3) Kevin explains the reasons why students choose to go abroad, (4) Kevin talks about how you apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (Length 23 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (50:21) : https://datausa.io/ Friends, please trust me and check out this absolutely unbelievable reservoir of data in every area imaginable. The website uses colorful graphs and charts. Some MIT students developed this and it is my favorite website for college data and it uses IPEDS data.

College Spotlight (1:02:38) : Mark and Lisa talk about the flagship university for the state of Iowa: The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa: https://uiowa.edu/

Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com

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