YCBK 434: Why are there so many more kids from the local area at very selective colleges
YCBK 434: Why are there so many more kids from the local area at very selective colleges [Transcript]

YCBK 435: Is Enrollment Management Destroying Colleges-Part 2 of 2

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:28): Susan and Mark discuss an Inside Higher Ed article by Liam Knox, entitled, “Pulling Back the Veil” on Enrollment Management. The article is an interview with Stephen Burd on his new book that blames the multi-million-dollar field of enrollment management for much of higher education’s woes. Part 2 of 2 (Length 34 minutes)

This week’s question (36:50): A dad from Virginia wants to know, how is the IB curriculum perceived by colleges (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (56:02): 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 4 of 4) Preview of Part 4

  • Michele talks about how the process can be different in the UK
  • Holly talks about her book she wrote with Michele; College Unmazed, Design and Document Your Homeschool
  • Holly and Michele share some other great resources.
  • Michele warns us about trusting the rumor mill when it comes to homeschooling.
  • Michele has some words of wisdom on the topic of college readiness, including what students with learning differences need to do
  • Our guest experts discuss the stereotype, Homeschooled students struggle socially. (Length 18 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week : N/A

College Spotlight (1:10:28): College Spotlight-Our international specialist, Kevin Newton is back and he joins Mark to do a deep dive on the London School of Economics -Part 2 of 3


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