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Behind the Curtain
: A YouTube video that gives a great 1 hour overview of the Claremont Colleges. It aired in 2022.
: This app a great organizational tool that stores documents on your phone. You can use InClass to effectively manage assignments, due dates, class times, and other important priorities is an excellent way to exercise the Time Management thinking skill. Users can utilize the app to track upcoming assignments by priority and due dates.
My So-Called High School Rank
: This HBO film follows three high school drama departments performing a musical that depicts a dystopian society where students’ class rank determines every part of their future.
Go to College Learning Differences college fair
: This webinar introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile TM, a financial aid application required by roughly 300 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the Profile, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information.
How to fill out the 2023-24 FAFSA
: In this tutorial walk-through, Kierstan Dufour, Assistant Director and Project Manager at Get2College, guides students and parents on how to fill out the 2023-24 FAFSA for dependent students from start to finish.
What to Know About the CSS Profile TM - MEFA
: that occurs on Wednesday, May 4th from 11-1 pm and again on May 4th from 6:30-8:30.
: Lisa and Mark were both transfixed watching this documentary and they cannot recommend “Try Harder” more highly. The documentary looks at how the pressure students at Lowell High School feel to go to a prestigious college and the impact this pressure has on their self-esteem and mental health.
NASFAA Off the Cuff podcast
: A great source for understanding how Federal legislation will impact what students have to pay for college. If you like following the technical aspects of student aid, this podcast may be for you.
Application Advice Series Part 3: A Case Study
: A great source for understanding how colleges look at and interpret an application. It is a case Study that two experienced Rice admission officers lead.
Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast
: The podcast did two episodes on the college rankings. The first is called Lord and the Rankings and the second is called Project Dilliard.
Motley Fool Answers
: The podcast does one or two episodes a year on college money but the monthly Mailbag episodes are chalked full of great financial advice to help every family with their finances.
What to Know About the CSS ProfileTM
Student Loans and Guidance on Ways to Pay for College - MEFA
2022-2023 FAFSA Walkthrough Video English
: The place to go to get what Mark believes is the best step by step FAFSA Walkthrough video.
Admissions Blog | Bucknell University
: The College Admission Insider podcast. This is one of Mark’s favorite College Admission podcasts. It is produced by the admission officers at Bucknell University.
College Admissions Counselors
: The Facebook group brings admissions counselors and college counselors together in one place. The group has almost 18000 members. It is a private group that is only for who can prove they are in the profession.
Grown and Flown Parents
: A Facebook private group with almost 200,000 members. It is private but most people who apply for membership will be approved.
Paying For College 101
: A Facebook private group with almost 105,000 members. It is private but most people who apply for membership will be approved.
THE STATE OF COLLEGE ADMISSION REPORT
: The State of College Admissions, a NACAC annual report.
The College Tour
: This is a new Amazon Prime TV show that takes 60 minutes per episode to tour various college campuses. You get introduced to about ten students who attend the college and you get to really learn a lot about each college. You also get to see the campus, just like on a real college tour.
The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admission and Testing
: A panel discussion with three admissions officers on how Covid-19 will impact testing and admissions.
"Historical Waiting List Data (2017-2019)" by Jennie Kent and Jeff Levy
: A document that uses Common Data Set information to let you know for specific colleges how many kids they wait list and how many students they take off the wait list for the last 3 years; here is the document.
How to calculate your Weighted GPA by Prep Scholar
: An excellent blog article on how to calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA)
: Test Innovator founder, Edan Shahar is offering 20% off to all ycbk listeners for any of Test Innovators products. Be sure to use the coupon code ycbk to get this discount.
SDP Summer Melt Handbook: A Guide to Investigating and Responding to Summer Melt
: A great resource to explain what Summer Melt is, why it occurs and what can be done to prevent it (send end us an email at email@example.com to request this)