YCBK 428: What is Double Depositing and why it is regarded as inappropriate [Transcript]
YCBK 429: Filling out the Activities Section of the Common App: Do’s and Don’ts, 2 of 3 [Transcript]

YCBK 429: Filling out the Activities Section of the Common App: Do’s and Don’ts, 2 of 3

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (3:12): We have a five-way conversation for the first time at YCBK. Our four regular (Julia, Susan, Vince and Mark) are joined by Hillary Dickman, (Assistant Director of Admissions, Colorado College) for a conservation about how to complete the Activities Section of the Common Application. We discuss the Do’s and the Don’ts over the next three weeks. Part 2 of 3 (Length 28 minutes)

This week’s question (31:51): A mom from Western Massachusetts wants to know how activities are evaluated by middle income students, who don’t have the money to do expensive activities, but they also aren’t classified as under-resourced students (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (47:18): Two college counselors who specialize in working with homeschooled applicants (Dr. Michele Evard and Holly Ramsey) and a Senior Associate Director of Admissions (Liam Dailey) who works at Beloit College but serves as Beloit College’s admission liaison have an in-depth 90 minute conversation about, How Admission Offices evaluate homeschooled applicants (Part 1 of 4). Preview:

  • Holly, Michelle, and Liam all introduce themselves.
  • Liam, Michelle, and Holly share the reasons why students choose homeschooling
  • Holly shares some of the fascinating statistics on homeschooling
  • We return to the subject of why students consider homeschooling
  • Holly explains why she feels homeschooling is a humane way to educate
  • Holly explains how the racial unrest with George Floyd has impacted homeschooling
  • Liam shares some creative examples of students who homeschooled
  • Michele answers the question, when is a student that learns at home homeschooled, and when are they not homeschooled
  • Holly speaks to the efficiency of homeschooling (Length 25 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week : No recommended resource during the Homeschooled interview because Holly, Michele and Liam share about five recommended resources during their four part interview.

College Spotlight (1:12:35): X(1)College Spotlight-Understanding Ursinus, an interview with Michael Keaton-Part 1 of 2. Preview of Part 1:

  • Michael gives an overview of Part 1
  • Michael talks about the Presidents vision for Ursinus and he says that is one reason he chose to come to Ursinus
  • Michael talks about the departments and programs that students are the most enthusiastic about
  • Michael talks about the Summer Fellows Program


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