Interview 165: Andy Strickler on "How admission file reading from a large school group is different"
YCBK 401: Brown and Cornell are probably admitting less students through Early Decision

YCBK 400: How can my son know if a teacher he wants to ask for a recommendation is a good writer

In this week’s episode you will hear


  • Mark tells listeners how to access the sign-up form for the first YCBK in-person gathering on Saturday, March 23rd at 7 pm in Durham, NC
  • Mark and Susan discuss a question from Carla from Western Washington who wants to know how my son can know if the teacher he wants to ask for a recommendation is a good writer
  • Mark interviews Andy Strickler, the Dean of Admissions at Connecticut College and they discuss, How is admissions file reading different when a college gets an usually large number of strong applications from the same high school-Part 1 of 3


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