Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
Summary: Each Thursday, the "Your College-Bound Kid" podcast will discuss a hot college admissions article; answer a question from a listener; interview a "thought leader" in the world of college admissions and do a Spotlight on a college. YCBK combines in depth knowledge and insights about college admissions with a lighthearted easy to listen to style.
YCBK 98: Why Your EFC Says You have to pay so much for college
YCBK 97: Why is EFC So Important?
YCBK 96: Who is Eligible for Federal Financial Aid (Grants and Loans)?
YCBK 95: 5 Reasons Why College Costs Are Skyrocketing
YCBK 94: Cost of Attendance and Why It’s Important
YCBK 93: How to Not Go Crazy from the Admissions Process
YCBK 92: What is the Media Not Saying About College Admissions?
YCBK 91: Why the Buzz About the Coalition for College?
YCBK 90: Do Colleges Know Where Else Your Child Applies?
(05:44) Article we discuss: “9 Ways College is Different for Millennials Than it was for Previous Generations”, by Hillary Hoffower (22:28) Chapter we discuss: What are the Differences Between AP and IB? (39:28) Question from a listener: What details are counselors asked for when writing student recommendations? (53:31) Interview: Tara Kalinisan, Admissions Counselor at Smith College, “The Last 6 Months of the Admissions Officer’s Workload” (01:03:06) Resource: FAFSA Walkthrough video
(04:51) Article: “Fed Says Student Debt Has Hurt the U.S. Housing Market”, Josh Mitchell & Laura Kasisto (18:39) Chapter: Do colleges evaluate your child’s high school? (47:46) Question: How can students who are not at the top get admitted at the most respected schools? (01:01:07) Interview: Tara Kalinisan, AO at Smith College, “The First 6 Months of the Admissions Officer’s Workload” (01:10:05) Resource: Where Harvard Law students get their bachelors degree Spotlight: Washington and Jeffer
(06:12) Article: “Surge in Number of Colleges Cutting Tuition”, by Mark Kantrowitz (23:50) Chapter: How college admissions committees make their decisions (43:58) Question: Do I need to provide consent for my 17 year old kid to attend college? (55:490 Interview: Tara Kalinisan, AO at Smith College, “What you need to know about college fairs and college admissions interviews” (1:09:49) Resource: The Recruit Me podcast and Athletic Scholarship Playbook College Spotlight: Occidental
(04:16) Article we discuss: “Study Finds that More AP Classes May Not Be Better”, UNC Chapel Hill Gazette (16:02) Chapter we discuss: When you should start the admissions process (31:44) Question from a listener: Should my child submit her AP score of 3 to highly selective schools? (51:10) Interview: Tara Kalinisan, Admissions Counselor at Smith College, “The Do’s and Don’ts at College Info Sessions” (59:27) Resource: How Children Succeed by Paul Tough College Spotlight: Case Western Reserv
(04:45) Article we discuss: “Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside D.C.’s Most Elite Private School” by Adam Harris of the Atlantic (14:20) Chapter from the book "171 Answers" we discuss: What parents can do now for kids 12 & under (24:06) Bonus content: 8 things Mark wishes admissions counselors would and could tell students and parents (01:02:39) Interview: Admission Dean Dave Wagner “About St. Olaf College and Who it is For” (01:12:31) Recommended resource: cb.org/landscape, the new version
(04:53) Article we discuss: “Survive College Application Season with the Family in One Piece” by Sue Shellenbarger of the Wall Street Journal (17:54) Chapter we discuss: How students can benefit from Honors Colleges (32:37) Question for a listener: Pros and Cons of attending Canadian universities? (55:10) Interview: Part 3/4 Interview with Dave Wagner “Understanding the 7 Sections of the Common Application” (01:01:15) Recommended resource: ulifeline.org College spotlight: Elon University