In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (19:14): Susan and Mark discuss what colleges are doing about Chatbots like ChatGPT to prevent students from falsifying their work. They also speculate what admissions offices may do to address the potential for falsification of work through Chat GPT. (Length 31 minutes)
This week’s question (50:30): Lisa and Mark discuss two speakpipe questions that listeners sent in. Nina from MA wants to know how college admission officers handle students from the same family that apply at the same time.
This week’s interview (1:11:05)
Amanda from Texas wants to know why do schools seem to put so much emphasis on recruiting leaders; do they not value other gifts? (Length 21 minutes)
: We continue our 3-part interview with Dr. Kelly Holloway, the Director of Admissions at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Topic: Understanding Mercer University (Part 3 of 3). (1) Kelly explains whether Mercer admits by major, by college or into Mercer as a whole, (2) Kelly explains which of their programs are Direct Admit once you get to Mercer, (3) Kelly explains when an interview is required, (4) Kelly explains how merit scholarships work, (5) Kelly talks about the composition of the student body from a socioeconomic and racial standpoint, (6) Kelly talks about when Demonstrated interest is factored in and when it isn’t a factor at all, (7) Kelly talks about the personal touch that Mercer admissions officers display in their communication with their students in their territory, (8) Kelly talks about the biggest area that Mercer needs to work on. (Length 26 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:25:30): The recommended resource is the website: acceptancerate.com. The website shares acceptance rates and test scores for thousands of colors.
College Spotlight (1:37:48): Mark and Lynda Doepker discuss Pomona College for the College Spotlight
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