• YCBK 424: More Observations from Admissions Decisions For the Class of 2024
    by Mark on April 23, 2024 at 1:11 am

    Introduction : o Mark and Julia discuss what they learned from admissions decisions from the class of 2024 o Lisa interviews Elizabeth Hamlet, a Disability Services Expert. They discuss how students with Disabilities can successfully transition to college-Part 1 of 3 Preview : o Liz shares her backstory from special ed teacher to author and [...] The post YCBK 424: More Observations from Admissions Decisions For the Class of 2024 appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 423: How are extracurricular activities evaluated by highly rejective colleges [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 21, 2024 at 10:09 pm

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  • YCBK 422: What you need to know about the ACT and the SAT [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 21, 2024 at 10:09 pm

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  • YCBK 423: How are extracurricular activities evaluated by highly rejective colleges
    by Mark on April 20, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:02): Mark and Vince discuss the nine colleges that make up the University of California-Part 1 of 2 (Length 34 minutes) This week’s question (36:50): An anonymous mom from New York wants to know how highly rejective colleges evaluate extracurricular activities (Length 18 minutes) This [...] The post YCBK 423: How are extracurricular activities evaluated by highly rejective colleges appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 422: What you need to know about the ACT and the SAT
    by Mark on April 20, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    Introduction : Mark gives a preview of his 63 minute interview with Jed Applerouth, founder of Applerouth.com Preview : Jed gives his background, and he tells us a little bit about Applerouth Jed talks about the work Applerouth does for students with executive functioning. Jed and I talk about public flagship colleges and their insane [...] The post YCBK 422: What you need to know about the ACT and the SAT appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Outside Scholarships: What You Need to Know
    by Lynda Doepker on April 17, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    Higher education expenses continue to soar, and scholarships are one way students can mitigate the cost of college. While the largest scholarships typically come from colleges as a form of merit aid, outside scholarships, those not awarded by a school, can often help ease the financial burden. LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS The first place to look for [...] The post Outside Scholarships: What You Need to Know appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 421: Students Brand Themselves In Order to Try to Get In Elite Colleges [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 14, 2024 at 3:30 pm

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  • YCBK 420: How to select a college when you have options-Part 3 of 3 [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 14, 2024 at 3:29 pm

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  • YCBK 419: Mark and Vince discuss observations from this year’s admission decisions [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 14, 2024 at 3:28 pm

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  • YCBK 421: Students Brand Themselves In Order to Try to Get In Elite Colleges
    by Mark on April 13, 2024 at 12:42 am

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (3:30): Mark and Vince discuss an article on how students are being coached to brand themselves in their applications. This is an article that appeared in the NY Times by a Guest Essayist, entitled, “Elite college admissions have turned students into brands” (Length 3 minutes) [...] The post YCBK 421: Students Brand Themselves In Order to Try to Get In Elite Colleges appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 420: How to select a college when you have options-Part 3 of 3
    by Mark on April 13, 2024 at 12:33 am

    Introduction : Mark gives a preview of some up and coming episodes Lisa gives advice about selecting a college from a psychological and practical standpoint. Lynda interviews Marjorie Betley, the Senior Associate Director of Admission at the University of Chicago, and the Executive Director of Admissions at the STARS College Network, and they discuss the [...] The post YCBK 420: How to select a college when you have options-Part 3 of 3 appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 419: Mark and Vince discuss observations from this year’s admission decisions
    by Mark on April 13, 2024 at 12:29 am

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (1:50): Mark and Vince will eventually discuss an article on how students are being coached to brand themselves in their applications. This is an article that appeared in the NY Times by a Guest Essayist, entitled, “Elite college admissions have turned students into brands” but [...] The post YCBK 419: Mark and Vince discuss observations from this year’s admission decisions appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 177: Marjorie Betley on “STARS College Network”
    by Mark on April 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm

    Marjorie gives her backstory. Deputy Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago Marjorie shares statistics of rural students at U Chicago Marjorie explains what the history of the STARS (Small Town and Rural Students) College Network is Marjorie explains what the Emerging World Leaders Program is Marjorie gives an overview of the Small Town [...] The post Interview 177: Marjorie Betley on “STARS College Network” appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 176: Andy Strickler on “Understanding Connecticut College”
    by Mark on April 9, 2024 at 11:44 pm

    Andy tells us how the mission statement impacts the student experience. Andy answers the question, “Why come to Conn College" Andy tells us how the honor code impacts the experience at Conn College Andy talks about how they create community at Connecticut College How does the history of formerly being a women’s college impact the [...] The post Interview 176: Andy Strickler on “Understanding Connecticut College” appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 175: Lydia Dagenais on “How Law School Admissions work”
    by Mark on April 9, 2024 at 11:37 pm

    How does Law school admissions work? Lydia tells us what LSAC is, and she talks about the central role of LSAC in law school admissions Lydia talks about the requirements for the law school application Lydia talks about the role of the American Bar association Lydia talks about how the role of testing differs for [...] The post Interview 175: Lydia Dagenais on “How Law School Admissions work” appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Connecticut College (CT)
    by Mark on April 8, 2024 at 1:07 am

    You can also listen on Episode 410, Episode 412, and Episode 414 The post Connecticut College (CT) appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Haverford College (PA)
    by Mark on April 8, 2024 at 12:58 am

    You can also listen on Episode 413, and Episode 415 The post Haverford College (PA) appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
    by Mark on April 8, 2024 at 12:58 am

    You can also listen on Episode 413, and Episode 415 The post Swarthmore College (PA) appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 174: Lydia Dagenais on “Haverford and Swarthmore colleges”
    by Mark on April 8, 2024 at 12:47 am

    Lydia shares her backstory I ask Lydia, the students that pick Swarthmore over Haverford, why do they do it, and the students that pick Haverford over Swarthmore, why do they do it? Julia, so what do you want our listeners to know about Lydia that she didn’t share? Julia, explain the bi-co and tri-co consortium [...] The post Interview 174: Lydia Dagenais on “Haverford and Swarthmore colleges” appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 418: Lessons Learned From SACAC, College Visits and Meetings with Admission Officers [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 2, 2024 at 12:09 am

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  • YCBK 417: Colleges are Perplexed at How to Get More Males To Apply and Enroll [Transcript]
    by Mark on April 2, 2024 at 12:07 am

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  • YCBK 418: Lessons Learned From SACAC, College Visits and Meetings with Admission Officers
    by Mark on April 1, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    Introduction : Mark gives a recap of some of his key takeaways from the SACAC conference Mark shares some key takeaways from college visits and from conversation with reps Mark looks at what may look like perplexing admissions decisions for about a dozen students School Match 4U counselors worked with and he discusses the reasons [...] The post YCBK 418: Lessons Learned From SACAC, College Visits and Meetings with Admission Officers appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 417: Colleges are Perplexed at How to Get More Males To Apply and Enroll
    by Mark on April 1, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (6:30): Julia and Mark discuss an article by “Dean of Admissions Claudia Marroquin on the decline of male applicants to Bowdoin” but Julia and Mark know this is a national crisis, so they discuss the article in the context of the national challenge. Part 3 [...] The post YCBK 417: Colleges are Perplexed at How to Get More Males To Apply and Enroll appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 416: What 16 Colleges are Doing To Get More Rural & Small Town Students [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 26, 2024 at 6:45 am

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  • YCBK 416: What 16 Colleges are Doing To Get More Rural & Small Town Students
    by Mark on March 25, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    Introduction: Mark gives a recap of the first ever YCBK Meet & Greet that occurred in Durham, NC on 3/23 Julia has returned to admission file reading after 8 years and she shares how things have changed and what she has learned Lynda interviews Marjorie Betley, the Senior Associate Director of Admission at the University [...] The post YCBK 416: What 16 Colleges are Doing To Get More Rural & Small Town Students appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 415: What Does My Student Do if He Gets in His ED School and is Having Regrets [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 22, 2024 at 12:06 am

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  • YCBK 414: Your Biggest Bruises Often Become Your Biggest Blessings [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 22, 2024 at 12:05 am

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  • YCBK 415: What Does My Student Do if He Gets in His ED School and is Having Regrets
    by Mark on March 21, 2024 at 10:54 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:15): Julia and Mark planned to talk about an article that ran in Bowdoin Orient, their student newspaper entitled: “Dean of Admissions Claudia Marroquin on the decline of male applicants to Bowdoin” but they don’t get to the article until next week but they do [...] The post YCBK 415: What Does My Student Do if He Gets in His ED School and is Having Regrets appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 414: Your Biggest Bruises Often Become Your Biggest Blessings
    by Mark on March 21, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear Introduction: Mark discusses three upcoming events: The YCBK gathering in Raleigh, Andy Strickler’s Q & A with our listeners and the final info session for ScholarMatch Mark shares a powerful quote from Nvidia founder Jenson Huang that he can’t stop thinking about Mark interviews Andy Stickler on the [...] The post YCBK 414: Your Biggest Bruises Often Become Your Biggest Blessings appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 413: Understanding Haverford College, Swarthmore College & Marquette University [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 15, 2024 at 11:11 pm

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  • YCBK 413: Understanding Haverford College, Swarthmore College & Marquette University
    by Mark on March 14, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:10): Julia and Mark planned to talk about an article that ran in Bowdoin Orient, their student newspaper entitled: “Dean of Admissions Claudia Marroquin on the decline of male applicants to Bowdoin” but they don’t get to the article until next week but they do [...] The post YCBK 413: Understanding Haverford College, Swarthmore College & Marquette University appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 412: Many States are Admitting Students by Class Rank; is This Good or Bad? [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 13, 2024 at 1:11 am

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  • YCBK 412: Many States are Admitting Students by Class Rank; is This Good or Bad?
    by Mark on March 11, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    Introduction: Mark takes a look at the growing trend to guarantee admission to students based on class ranking. Mark shares six reasons opponents don’t like these plans and six reasons why proponents love these direct admit plans based on class rank Mark interviews Andy Stickler on the topic of, Understanding Connecticut College, Part 2 of [...] The post YCBK 412: Many States are Admitting Students by Class Rank; is This Good or Bad? appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 411: Tips to Get the Most out of a College Fair
    by Mark on March 8, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (4:52): Matt Bonser, the Director of Admissions at Colorado College and a Gap year expert answers 20 questions about Gap Years in this 75-minute discussion. (Part 3 of 3) Should a student reapply to the selective school they didn’t get in the next year, after [...] The post YCBK 411: Tips to Get the Most out of a College Fair appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 410: 6 Questions To Ask To Help you Compare the Colleges That Admitted You
    by Mark on March 8, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear Introduction: Susan and Mark answer a Speakpipe question that asks for advice when your student is selecting a college and he/she has two or more quality options, and they are really torn Mark interviews Andy Stickler on the topic of, Understanding Connecticut College, Part 1 of 3 Q&A [...] The post YCBK 410: 6 Questions To Ask To Help you Compare the Colleges That Admitted You appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 411: Tips to Get the Most out of a College Fair [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 7, 2024 at 11:25 pm

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  • YCBK 410: 6 Questions To Ask To Help you Compare the Colleges That Admitted You [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 7, 2024 at 11:25 pm

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  • YCBK 409: College is under attack; is college worth it? [Transcript]
    by Mark on March 1, 2024 at 12:26 am

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  • YCBK 409: College is under attack; is college worth it?
    by Mark on February 29, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (5:06): Matt Bonser, the Director of Admissions at Colorado College and a Gap year expert answers 20 questions about Gap Years in this 75 minute discussion. (Part 2 of 3) (Length 25 minutes) This week’s question (30:50): Mark and Lisa answer a question about whether [...] The post YCBK 409: College is under attack; is college worth it? appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 408: Colleges come up with very creative ways to use the ACT/SAT [Transcript]
    by Mark on February 28, 2024 at 11:50 pm

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  • YCBK 407: 20 answers to questions about taking a Gap Year [Transcript]
    by Mark on February 28, 2024 at 11:50 pm

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  • YCBK 408: Colleges come up with very creative ways to use the ACT/SAT
    by Mark on February 28, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    Introduction : Mark does a deep dive on Yale’s decision to embrace a test flexible policy Hillary Dickman comes on to explain how Colorado College’s non-harm test score policy works. Mark interviews Andy Borst, the VP of enrollment at the University of Georgia on the topic of, why do college students go out of state [...] The post YCBK 408: Colleges come up with very creative ways to use the ACT/SAT appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • YCBK 407: 20 answers to questions about taking a Gap Year
    by Mark on February 28, 2024 at 8:59 pm

    In this week's episode you will hear In the News (11:20): Matt Bonser, the Director of Admissions at Colorado College and a Gap year expert answers 20 questions about Gap Years in this 75 minute discussion. (Part 1 of 3) (Length 29 minutes) This week’s question (40:56): Mark and Susan answer a question about how [...] The post YCBK 407: 20 answers to questions about taking a Gap Year appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 173: Matt Bonser on “Answers to 20 FAQ about Gap Years”
    by Mark on February 23, 2024 at 12:58 am

    Matt shares a trend he is observing in admissions this year. Matt tells us what his role is for Gap year applicants to Colorado College Matt tells us what a Gap year is. Matt tells us what percentage of students take a gap year. Matt shares the reasons why students request to take a gap [...] The post Interview 173: Matt Bonser on “Answers to 20 FAQ about Gap Years” appeared first on Your College-Bound Kid.

  • Interview 172: Nora Rosales and Hannah Takasuka on “Opportunities to be a college coach with ScholarMatch”
    by Mark on February 23, 2024 at 12:50 am

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  • YCBK 406: Dartmouth requires the ACT or SAT, why students go to out of state colleges [Transcript]
    by Mark on February 19, 2024 at 11:27 pm

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  • YCBK 405: 5 Tips for Homeschool Students to Help with College Admissions [Transcript]
    by Mark on February 19, 2024 at 11:26 pm

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  • YCBK 406: Dartmouth requires the ACT or SAT, why students go to out of state colleges
    by Mark on February 19, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Introduction: Mark and Julia discuss Dartmouth’s decision to be