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YCBK 369: The hot topics that admissions officers & college counselors discussed at NACAC

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (4:28): Mark and Julia and Susan discuss the hot topics that admissions officers and college counselors discuss at the annual NACAC conference in September in Baltimore. Susan picks two workshops that stood out to her and Julia picked two workshops that she thought were enlightening and all three of them discuss these four topics. (Length 52 minutes)

This week’s question (56:14): Mark and Lisa discuss a Speakpipe question from an anonymous listener who wants to know if her daughter should take an online French course for credit or whether to take it pass fail.

(Length 13 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:09:50): Mark interviews Ron Lieber, author of the book, “The Price You Pay for College” and the author of the “You Money” column. Preview of Part 4:

  • Ron and I discuss, it is worth it to pay top dollar for an elite college?
  • Ron discusses the power of the regional network certain state schools have
  • Ron discusses a new initiative he is launching to help families find merit scholarship money
  • Ron goes on the hotseat in the lightning round

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:21:24): Recommended Resource: Jeffery Selingo’s newsletter, “Next” looks at pivotal issues in Higher Ed.

College Spotlight : N/A


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