YCBK 402: If a student has multiple college acceptances, how should decide where to go? [Transcript]
YCBK 403: College Spotlight, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Part 2 of 2

YCBK 402: If a student has multiple college acceptances, how should decide where to go?

In this week’s episode you will hear

Introduction :

  • 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 asks Julia, what is her advice when a student asks her, how am I supposed to decide between my college options.
  • Mark and Julia warn listeners about a common missed opportunity they encounter fairly frequently when it comes to college list building.
  • 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 3 of 3

Andy Strickler Interview : Preview Part 3

  • Andy talks about some of the things that he finds unsavory about the profession; things that are in the best interests of the institutions and
  • Andy talks about using 3rd parties to help with predicting yield
  • Andy explains what an affinity score is?
  • Andy talks about how you have to read affinity scores in context
  • Andy talks about the Twitter war he found himself embroiled in, over counseling some students out of submitting an ACT or SAT test score, that is hurting an academic reader rating, and counseling the student to pull their test score, is acting in a students best interest and it is not motivated to


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