YCBK 412: Many States are Admitting Students by Class Rank; is This Good or Bad? [Transcript]
YCBK 413: Understanding Haverford College, Swarthmore College & Marquette University [Transcript]

YCBK 413: Understanding Haverford College, Swarthmore College & Marquette University

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:10): Julia and Mark planned to talk about an article that ran in Bowdoin Orient, their student newspaper entitled: “Dean of Admissions Claudia Marroquin on the decline of male applicants to Bowdoin” but they don’t get to the article until next week but they do discuss some application tips including, should you write your Personal Statement on Your College Major? Part 1 of 2 (Length 22 minutes)

This week’s question (24:36) : Question from a listener, Marissa Salazar, Associate Director of Admissions at Colorado College answers a couple questions about applications from the state of Florida in our QFL section (Length 11 minutes)

This week’s interview (35:55): Lydia Dagenais, a former admission officer at Haverford College and Swarthmore College is joined by Julia Esquivel, a co-host for YCBK but also a former Haverford College admission officer to discuss Haverford and Swarthmore. Preview:

  • Lydia shares her backstory
  • I ask Lydia, the students that pick Swarthmore over Haverford, why do they do it, and the students that pick Haverford over Swarthmore, why do they do it?
  • Julia, so what do you want our listeners to know about Lydia that she didn’t share?
  • Julia, explain the bi-co and tri-co consortium in case our listeners are not familiar with it (Length 25 minutes)
  • Mark’s recommended resource of the week (41:10): Getting In College Admissions & Finance Advice | Bright Horizons College Coach Blog (getintocollege.com)

    College Spotlight (1:00:35): Mark and Lisa talk about Marquette University in our College Spotlight section, Part 1 of 2

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