Podcast Episodes

Podcast Episodes2023-02-16T22:04:47-05:00

YCBK 439: What is a book award from a college and should I list it in my application

In this week's episode you will hear Question from a listener: Number 1 (3:05): We have two Questions from listeners today. Susan and Mark answer a question, How do colleges perceive it when a student does three years of high school instead of four years? (Length 9 minutes) Question from a listener: Number 2 (12:43): [...]

June 14, 2024|

YCBK 438: What is Scholarship Displacement and What Can You Do About It

Introduction : Julia and I discuss Scholarship Displacement, what is it and is there anything you can do about it; are any states outlawing scholarship displacement Julia and Mark discuss Stanford’s return to requiring the SAT or the ACT and Mark has his first grinding my gears in the last 6 months. Mark interviews John [...]

June 14, 2024|

YCBK 437: How Much Weight To Put On Admitted Student Visit Days In Your College Decision

In this week's episode you will hear This week's question number 1 (3:05): We have two Questions from listeners today. Lisa and Mark answer a question, How important should a student’s experience at an “Admitted Student Program” be when selecting a college? (Length 13 minutes) This week’s question number 2 (16:10): Mark and Susan then [...]

June 6, 2024|

YCBK 436: Three Opportunities Some Students Miss Out on Over The Summer

Introduction : Mark shares three opportunities he sees too many students and parents missing out on over the summer. Mark interviews John Hoffman: Reflections on 45 years doing college placement and school placement-Part 2 of 3 Preview Part 2 : John talks about the college process for his daughter that was just completed last month [...]

June 6, 2024|

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 [...]

May 30, 2024|

YCBK 433: Is Enrollment Management Destroying Colleges-Part 1 of 2

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (26:16): 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 [...]

May 23, 2024|

YCBK 432: Jeff Selingo Interview: Miscellaneous Topics

Introduction : Mark shares some updates about upcoming webinars and YCBK meet and greets Suan and Julia answer a question from a mom with three high school students that are 18 months apart in age; she wants to know of a good organizational tool to help with the college process Mark interviews Jeff Selingo on [...]

May 21, 2024|

YCBK 430: Jeff Selingo Interview: How to know if a college is struggling financially

Introduction : Mark shares a text he received that had an idea he thought could help the podcast Mark shares a text message and a Speakpipe comment he thought was profound, and worth sharing Suan and Mark answer a question about whether a student graduates from a selective liberal arts school in economics will hurt [...]

May 14, 2024|

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