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

YCBK 401: Brown and Cornell are probably admitting less students through Early Decision

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:30): Mark and Susan discuss admissions file reading. They discuss three articles on the rise of college applications, especially early applications, and they discuss how some colleges are re-evaluating whether their early decision policies need to be altered to save their mission. Early admissions data show big bump in applications, Early decision applications face uncertain future, Cornell Reduces Proportion of Students Admitted Through Early Decision Track (Length 45 minutes)

This week’s question (47:48): Lisa and Julia answer a question about how the changes in Affirmative Action are likely to impact Native students. (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:03:26): Mark and Julia interview Michael Keaton, the VP of enrollment of Ursinus College; they discuss how changes to the FAFSA are impacting students and colleges. Preview:

  • Michael shares his bio
  • Michael shares some of the changes to the NEW FAFSA
  • Michael shares how the changes to the FAFSA are impacting students and college admissions offices.
  • Michael talks about some of the kinks in the FAFSA rollout and he talks about the wrinkles impact on schools differently.
  • Michael talks about how the new FAFSA is impacting multiple kids in college at the same time, and how colleges are addressing this. (Length 36 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:18:13): Recommended Resource- Common App for mobile

College Spotlight (1:39:44): Wentworth Part 1 of 2 https://wit.edu/


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