YCBK 402: If a student has multiple college acceptances, how should decide where to go?
YCBK 404: How is AI impacting admissions & Thoughts on Dartmouth requiring test scores

YCBK 403: College Spotlight, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Part 2 of 2

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (16:06): Vince and Mark discuss an article that appeared in the New Yorker entitled, How Rich or Not Rich do you need to be to get in the IVY league By Gail Cornwell. Kids whose parents make $158,200 to $222,400 a year have the worst odds of acceptance. Vince describes the article and Vince and Mark share whether they agree with the article. (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s question (32:06): Lisa and Susan answer a question about who qualifies for extra time on the ACT and the SAT. They also answer how do you qualify for extra time. (Length 30 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:02:18) Lisa interviews Scott Barnhardt, a former Broadway actor on the topic of college admissions for musical theater majors and other performing arts majors-Part 1 of 2. Preview 1 :

  • Lisa shares Scott’s impressive biography including his time on Broadway in productions like the Book of Mormon
  • Scott shares how a disappointment turned out to be a blessing in disguise
  • Scott says the most common question he is asked is, what is the difference between a BA and a BFA, so he answers that question for us with some depth.
  • Scott talks about how creative applicants have to do an art supplement and a prescreen, and sometimes a second round of auditions, so their application process is different.
  • Scott talks why rejections for performing arts majors are so painful
  • Scott talks about how hyper competitive the applications process is performing arts majors.
  • Lisa asks Scott how he builds a college list for musical theater majors and for performing arts majors.
  • Scott shares the biggest mistake he sees families who are looking at performing arts make in their college process (Length 27 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:54): Recommended Resource- College Uncovered : NPR

College Spotlight (1:29:45): College Spotlight, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Part 2 of 2


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