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YCBK 277: How to know if a college is really test-optional

YCBK 276: Many top ranked law schools drop out of US News rankings

In this week’s episode you will hear

Introduction: Mark lets the listeners know about a new feature they can expect in the month of December and moving forward on Thursdays episodes.

  • Mark discusses the largest labor union strike in Higher Ed history that is happening on the 10 University of California campuses right now
  • Mark discusses why six of the top ranked law schools are dropping out of the US News Law school rankings. He discusses what impact will this have on US News.
  • Mark shares another thing that is “grinding his gears”
  • Mark does a Preview of the content of his interview with Arlene Cash

    Part 2 Arlene continues advice on how to research colleges

  • Arlene talks about the importance of Core Values
  • Arlene talks about how HBCU’s have changed
  • Arlene talks about admission practices and admission trends
  • Arlene talks about whether a certain type of student does better at a small, mid-size or large school
  • Arlene talks about the resources on a college campus that students don’t take advantage of enough

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