YCBK 237: Do Universities Rescind Their Admissions Offers

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (19:16) : Mark and Susan discuss an article in Grown and Flown, entitled, ”Do Universities Actually Rescind Their Admissions Offers”. The article was actually written on February 3rd, 2021. Susan and Mark discuss three reasons why college’s rescind admission decisions and they draw from their experience to discuss each of the three reasons. (Length 51 minutes)

This week’s bonus content (1:10:36) t’s bonus content school and Lisa leads us in a discussion on the following topic: What is going on with college mental health centers-(Part 2 of 2)

This week’s interview (1:27:53) Our first interview is with Sue Corner, the Dean of Admissions at Willamette University and someone who started as a student at Willamette in the 80’s. She will talk about three misconceptions about private schools in a two-part interview. In part one Sue addressed two of the three misperceptions and in this episode, Sue finishes up her discussion of reason two and then she explains reason three. Susan spends most of her time on reason three. (2 of 2) Preview- (1) Sue addresses Myth #3-Institutional quality is best evaluated by admit rate and ranking,

Sue Corner
(2) Sue discusses various ways in which it is so easy for a school to manipulate its admit rate, (3) Sue talks about how easy it is to manipulate rankings, (4) Sue gives her advice on how to block out the noise and she shares some of the legitimate ways to judge a school’s educational quality (Length 25 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:36:46) The recommended resource is the website, https://www.collegefactual.com/. This website includes voluminous amounts of data on each college and the information is presented in a way that is very visually appealing and user friendly.

College Spotlight (1:52:50) : Lansing Community College is our College Spotlight. https://www.lcc.edu/. Our College Spotlight is a second interview with Dr. Steve Robinson who is the President of Lansing Community College.

Dr. Steve Robinson
Steve debunks a lot of myths about Community College, but he also really articulates well the great opportunities Community College offers (Part 2 of 2)

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