In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (23:02) : Mark and Susan discuss an article by Akil Bello, written on June 27th, 2022 that appeared in Forbes entitled, “The testing predators have beaten the ACT and the College Board”
The article looks at how the test providers of the ACT and the College Board once skewered the test prep companies but now they are in bed with them. How and why did this happen? Susan draws off her decades of experience to shed invaluable of insights on this topic.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/akilbello/2022/06/27/the-testing-predators-have-beat-act-and-the-college-board/ (Length 38 minutes)
This week’s question (1:01:17) For our question from a listener, Jessica, a student in Connecticut wants to know, How do I pick the school I am going to apply Early Decision to?
This week’s interview (1:28:00) Our interview is with John Ambrose, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Michigan State University. Our topic is, Understanding Michigan State University, 2 of 3. This interview will also serve as our college spotlight. Preview of Part 2 : (1) John talks about an admission model they have built that really helps them to factor different high schools into their file reading, (2) John explains why test scores are not necessary for MSU to read a file well, (3) John talks about whether the college a student applies to impacts admissions decisions, (4) John shares what colleges are the toughest to get in, (5) John discusses merit scholarships, (6) John shares all of the new developments on campus, (7) John shares some of the initiatives that are being worked on, (8) John shares how MSU can provide support for incoming freshman,
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:42:48) The recommended resource is Common App’s updated application guide for First-Year students to completing the Common App. Here is the link: https://www.commonapp.org/apply/first-year-students
College Spotlight: see interview above
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