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YCBK 406: Dartmouth requires the ACT or SAT, why students go to out of state colleges

YCBK 405: 5 Tips for Homeschool Students to Help with College Admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:20): 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. Part 2 of 2 (Length 32 minutes)

This week’s question (34:50): Mark and Susan each give a few tips for homeschool students in response to a Speakpipe question (Length 18 minutes)

This week’s interview (52:30): Lisa interviews Scott Barnhardt, a former Broadway actor on the topic of college admissions for musical theater majors and other performing arts majors-Part 2 of 2. Part 2-Preview:

  • What goes into preparing for auditions?
  • Scott gives a timeline of when everything needs to be complete for performing arts majors.
  • Scott answers the question, do BA programs require additions.
  • Scott tells our listeners when students admitted into actual program.
  • Scott shares some of the hidden gem schools that students should consider.
  • Scott shares his 80/20 rule.
  • Scott shares his best advice for parents and students and college counselors. (Length 25 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:04:55): Recommended Resource- Lisa DaMour’s new book: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents

College Spotlight (1:17:48): College Spotlight, Interview with VP of enrollment, Gil Villaneuva, Understanding Rhodes College is our preferred method for you to ask a question and we will be prioritizing all questions sent in via Speakpipe.

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