In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (7:36) : In this week’s “In the news segment, an October 25th, 2021 article by Scott Jaschik of “Inside Higher Ed”, “Do applicants lie about their race?” The website intelligent asked 1250 white adults whether they lied about their race when they applied to college. Mark and Dave discuss the results of the survey. Dave and Mark also give their opinion on the content and substance of the article. (Length 22 minutes)
This week’s question (29:46) Dr. Lisa Rouff takes the lead in her discussion with Mark about the pitfalls of perfectionism and how it impacts students.
This week’s interview (46:51) Mark interviews Matt McGann, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Amherst College. Matt helps us to understand, “Amherst College” This is part 2 of 2: Preview of Part 2 - (1) Matt tells us what the 5 College Consortium is and he gives a very brief overview of each of the 5 colleges in the consortium,
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (54:46) Our recommended resource for episode 201 is Ron Lieber’s book, “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make”. The book does a pretty good job at removing the shroud of secrecy about how decisions about what you will be asked to pay actually works, so you and your child are not blindsided by an unaffordable offer from a college.
College Spotlight: Matt’s discussion of Amherst will serve as our College Spotlight.
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