In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (11:00) : Mark and Dave discuss a Town and Country article entitled, Why Are More Northern Kids Heading South For College by Nicole Laporte. The article was written on 10/2/2022. The article looks at why so many students are not looking to New York, Boston or LA, but are flocking to Southern schools. Mark and Dave discuss about a half a dozen reasons why so many students are flocking to Southern universities. (Length 33 minutes)
This week’s question (44:16) Mark discusses with Julia pick up where Mark and Lisa left off by discussing reasons why a college will admit a student with a lower GPA and a lower test score over a kid with a higher GPA and a higher test score.
Julia shares what she has learned from her work with College Horizons. Part 3 of 3 (Length 36 minutes)
This week’s interview (1:20:35) Mark continues with his four part interview that some of our listeners have been asking about for years. Trinity University in San Antonio’s Admission Director (Justin Doty) is joined by their athletic liaison of over 30 years (Paul McGinlay) for an in-depth interview of how athletic recruiting works at an academically selective D-3 school. Justin and Paul answer over 40 questions that Mark asks them about athletic recruiting and how it works. Part 2 of 4. Preview-Part 2 : (1) Justin and Paul continue the conversation about how many of their students are recruited athletes, (2) Paul talks about how the recruited athlete differs from the random athlete when it comes to yielding the student, (3) Paul talks about what he looks for first when an athlete reaches out to him, (4) Paul talks about the one things that almost every student athlete who ends up at Trinity ends up doing, (5) Paul talks about when student-athletes should start the recruitment process, (6) Justin talks about one thing that almost every serious athlete does, (7) Paul gives his opinion of athletic interest forms, (8) Paul gives his advice on who athletes should reach out to,
(9) Paul gives his opinion on what he thinks about video, (10) Paul shares the thing that is better than video, (11) Paul gives his advice on how long the video should be, (12) Paul answers the question, how can a student know if an invitation to an ID camp is an attempt to generate revenue or a reflection of the fact that the school has genuine interest in the student (Length 20 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:31:44)Our Recommended Resource is the documentary, “the Race to Nowhere”. The documentary looks at the incredible pressure that students as young as elementary students are under to forsake creativity and get caught up in the rat race of excessive homework. The documentary was released in 2010 but it is just as relevant now as it was then. It is available on YouTube and Amazon Prime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE7TLXbXROg
College Spotlight (1:40:00) : Kevin Newton is back for a College Spotlight trilogy that will look at the Ancient Scottish Universities. Over the next three weeks Kevin will answer questions about what makes these five universities special.
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