YCBK 408: Colleges come up with very creative ways to use the ACT/SAT [Transcript]
YCBK 409: College is under attack; is college worth it? [Transcript]

YCBK 409: College is under attack; is college worth it?

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (5:06): Matt Bonser, the Director of Admissions at Colorado College and a Gap year expert answers 20 questions about Gap Years in this 75 minute discussion. (Part 2 of 3) (Length 25 minutes)

This week’s question (30:50): Mark and Lisa answer a question about whether college is worth it? (Length 27 minutes)

This week’s interview (57:50): Mark interviews Nora and Hannah, two college coaches with ScholarMatch, the CBO that matches college coaches with First Gen, under-resourced students. They explain who ScholarMatch is and how YCBK listeners can become a volunteer college coach with ScholarMatch, even if they do not have any college counseling experience. Part 2 of 3 (Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:05:50): Recommended Resource- College Credit While Traveling Abroad | Verto + Academic Provider (vertoeducation.org) Start your education Abroad and ScholarMatch and here are the dates for ScholarMatch information sessions:

College Spotlight (1:18:15): College Spotlight, Saint Andrews University, Scotland, with International Specialist, Kevin Newton


Here is a link to the ScholarMatch volunteer form: Volunteer Contact Form


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