YCBK 398: Are colleges secretly factoring test scores into decisions for test-optional applicants
YCBK 398: Are colleges secretly factoring test scores into decisions for test-optional applicants [Transcript]

YCBK 399: How do admission officers read an admissions file

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:08): Mark and Susan discuss admissions file reading. This is a preview before they discuss three articles on the rise of college applications but that will air in part 2 on February 1st (length 49 minutes)

This week’s question (51:10): Lisa and Mark answer a question from a listener who wants to know, should a kid with a 36 ACT who is standard strong focus on general institutional merit based scholarships or should they be applying to highly selective colleges who give generous need-based gift aid. (Length 21 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:12:00): Mark interviews Dan and Mary LaChance of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and they discuss RIT. This is our College Spotlight-Part 2 of 2. Preview of part 2:

  • Dan shares what he didn’t know until he got to RIT.
  • Dan shares the type of student that does well at RIT and the type of student that doesn’t do well at MIT, and Mary shares her perspective on this question.
  • Dan and Mary go on the hot seat in the lightning round

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:17:05): College Aid Pro College Planning software is a great way to compare financial aid awards

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