YCBK 177: Don’t trust college lists that high schools produce


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In this episode you will hear: (07:08) In this week’s “In the news segment”, an article from Ron Lieber of The New York Times. The article is entitled, “High Schools Are Producing Their College Lists. Don’t be misled.” The article talks about how in some high schools, there is so much buzz and emphasis on the list of where kids go to college. Mark and Dave talks about why this is an unreliable way to evaluate a high school. Mark has a confession of how he used these lists for pure marketing reasons when he was doing boarding school admissions. Mark and Dave return to their discussion of those who are “Just folks” vs “those who have built in lobbyists”. (28:33) This week’s question is from Yvette in California. Yvette’s child had outstanding academic success in high school but she was left really disappointed and even astonished with the bad news she received when admissions decisions were released. Yvette has a series of questions about “what happened” and what should she do next. Mark and Lisa will answer Yvette’s questions in episode 177 and in 178 in the question segment. Part 1 of 2 (46:43) This week’s interview is the VP of Enrollment at Babson college, Courtney Minden. We look at ‘The new ways colleges recruit’. In Part 2 of 3, Courtney addresses the following topics: Courtney discusses Babson’s senior fellow interview program, what is it and is it informational only or are these interviews evaluative? Courtney tells us what Platform Q is, why Babson uses them and how they used platform Q? Courtney talks about virtual high school visits and virtual college fairs and we have a candid discussion about how effective virtual college fairs are. (58:33) Recommended resource: The website, https://www.collegewebld.com/ is a great source to see how well various colleges serve students with learning differences. (01:07:13) College Spotlight: Lawrence University, () Appleton, Wisconsin Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . Music is by SENA HERO/Victor-Alan Weeks. If you enjoy our podcast, would you please do us a favor and share our podcast both verbally and on social media? We would be most grateful! EXCITING OPPORTUNITY We are excited to announce that Your College-Bound Kid and School Match 4U are putting together panels of current undergraduates, so parents, students and college counselors can ask the students about their college experiences. This is an excellent way to get beyond the marketing from the colleges and to learn what the student experience is really like. This survey will help us to know which colleges you are interested in meeting students from; it will also let us know what are the best days for us to host these panels. https://tinyurl.com/preferences4studentpanels

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