YCBK 420: How to select a college when you have options-Part 3 of 3
YCBK 419: Mark and Vince discuss observations from this year’s admission decisions [Transcript]

YCBK 421: Students Brand Themselves In Order to Try to Get In Elite Colleges

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (3:30): Mark and Vince discuss an article on how students are being coached to brand themselves in their applications. This is an article that appeared in the NY Times by a Guest Essayist, entitled, “Elite college admissions have turned students into brands” (Length 3 minutes)

This week’s question (33:30): Lee from Northern California has three questions about how colleges admit students when there is so much grade inflation. (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:14:45): Chris Cage, the VP of enrollment at Belmont University answers the question, “Why go to college”

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:01:48): Collegeessayguy.com, a great resource for information on applying to college

College Spotlight : No College Spotlight this week, but next week we will have two Spotlights, American University and Belmont University


Speakpipe.com/YCBK is our method if you want to ask a question and we will be prioritizing all questions sent in via Speakpipe.

You can also use this for many other purposes: 1) Send us constructive criticism about how we can improve our podcast 2) Share an encouraging word about something you like about an episode or the podcast in general 3) Share a topic or an article you would like us to address 4) Share a speaker you want us to interview 5) Leave positive feedback for one of our interviewees. We will send your verbal feedback directly to them and I can almost assure you, your positive feedback will make their day.

If you have a question for one of our upcoming interviews with admissions professionals, here is a list of admissions professionals who we will interview in 2023 or 2024.

To sign up to receive Your College-Bound Kid PLUS, our new monthly admissions newsletter, delivered directly to your email once a month, just go to yourcollegeboundkid.com, and you will see the sign-up popup.

Check out our new blog. We write timely and insightful articles on college admissions: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/category/blog/

Share This, Choose Your Platform!


Subscribe to YCBK Plus

* indicates required
Who are you?

Send Voicemail

Blog Categories

Interviews tags

College Spotlights Categories

No sub-categories

Episodes by Month

Latest Comments