YCBK 384: Is it better to get an A in an easier class or a B in a harder class
YCBK 384: Is it better to get an A in an easier class or a B in a harder class [Transcript]

YCBK 385: Students need to think like admissions officers when completing applications

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:22): Mark and Julia discuss an article by Rick Clark in Georgia Tech’s blog entitled, “College Admissions Is NOT a form. It’s your story!” The article was written on 9/21/2023. (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s question (18:00): Lisa and Mark answer a question from Julia about what to do if your student has learning differences and he doesn’t seem interested in engaging in the college process.

(Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (34:10): Mark interviews Marissa Salizar in what will be a five part series that will be over 90 minutes, that will do a deep dive on all things college visit. Marissa is over all the visitation programs at Colorado College, and we cover: “Open Houses, “overnight visits”, “admitted-student visits”, “fly-in programs’ and “self-guided tours” Part 2 of 5.

  • Marissa continues with open houses as she talks about the logistics like, when are these Open Houses in the calendar and are their cut off dates
  • We transition to discussing overnights and we talk about whether overnights are effective.
  • We discuss the challenges of overnights and why you so seldomly see colleges providing them these days
  • We transition to discussing “admitted student visit programs”
  • Marissa talks about the structure of admitted student visit programs
  • Marissa talks about the role social media plays with admitted students visit programs.
  • Marissa talks about the structure and the various models our there for “admitted student visits”
  • Marissa talks about what students like to have included in the admitted student visit programs and their Open Houses
  • Marissa talks about two different models for student panels

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (43:40): Recommended Resource-Two different FAFSA 2024-2025 Walkthrough videos that are on YouTube: A 24-minute version by the Kentucky Higher Ed Assistance Authority: (51) 2024-25 FAFSA Walkthrough – YouTube and a second 44 minute version by Best College Aid: (51) NEW 2024-2025 FAFSA Walkthrough | Step-by-step tutorial – YouTube

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