YCBK 318: What Are the 75 Hardest Colleges to Get Into, Plus MEFA Interview, 2 of 3
YCBK 319: The Cynical Reason Why College Applications are Surging [Transcript]

YCBK 319: The Cynical Reason Why College Applications are Surging

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (24:24) : Julia and Mark discuss an article from the New York Times blog by Jeffrey Selingo entitled, “The Cynical Reason Why College Applications are Surging”. (Length 26 minutes)

This week’s question (50:12) : Lisa and Mark continue their five-part series of bonus content. Mark shares seven categories of students who often feel disillusioned with the college process, like it was unfair to them.

Our goal is not to deflate but to help people to avoid the pitfalls involved in having unrealistic expectations. We conclude with the 7th and final group of students and parents that are often disillusioned with their results and their options when college decisions are released. (Length 11 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:01:22): We continue with our interview with Andre Phillips, a 40-year admission veteran who has been at University of Wisconsin-Madison for almost a dozen years.

Andre Phillips
Andre is currently the Director of Admissions. He helps us to understand UW-Madison, Part 4 of 4 (Length 20 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:11:50) : The recommended resource is a great resource for students hoping to play sports in college and that resource is www.ncsasports.org

College Spotlight (1:21:57) : Mark and Lynda discuss Harvey Mudd College for our College Spotlight, Part 2 of 2


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