YCBK 214: Embellished essays & fake patents

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (16:40) : In this week’s “In the news” segment, we discuss a Jan 13th, 2022 article, “How college applicants embellish essays with sob stories and fake patents. The article is by Isabel Vincent and it appeared in the New York Post. Mark and Dave discuss why this is happening and what if anything can be done about it. They also discuss other areas in the application where fraud is occurring. (Length 15 minutes)

https://nypost.com/2022/01/13/how-college-applicants-embellish-admission-essays/

This week’s question (31:39) Lisa and Mark answer a question from Shelly from California:

Question
How do I know which colleges should I visit? (Length 30 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:01:04) Our interview is with Mark Salisbury, the Founder of tuitionfit.org. (1) Mark talks about how he gets these aid awards and how he convinces students, parents or counselors to submit their aid awards to Tuition fit, (2) Mark talks about the two core principles that Tuitionfit was founded on, (3) Mark talks about the mechanics of how an interested student or parent creates an account and what are the next steps,

Mark Salisbury
(4) Mark talks about how Tuitionfit safeguards for authenticity and for the privacy of this highly confidential information, (5) Mark shares what a parent gets in return for sharing their student’s aid awards with Tuitionfit (Length 26 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:17:34) Our recommended resource for episode 214 is the outstanding reference book, “Colleges Worth Your Money”-A Guide to What America’s Top Colleges Can Do For You by Andrew Belasco, Dave Bergman and Michael Trivette

College Spotlight (1:27:38) : Our college Spotlight is Western Michigan University, aka WKU in Kalamazoo, Michigan. https://wmich.edu/ (Length 32 minutes)

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