YCBK 328: Why Colleges Love Early Decision and Early Action


  • Mark discusses a special interview that is coming up and he asks for listeners to send in Speakpipe questions for this interview
  • Mark interviews David Marcus about his book, “Acceptance: A legendary college counselor helps seven kids find the right college–and find themselves, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 :

  • David talks about Chapter 7 of his book, that looks at the Industrial Complex of college
  • David talks about what he was trying to convey in Chapter 8, “Donating Blood is not an extracurricular activity”
  • David shares his 5 big takeaways from the book
  • David talks about the value of being a big fish in a small pond
  • David talks about the importance of picking a college that is a fit and values alignment


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