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Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike
Kenny Xu: Harvard Discriminates Against Asians For Being Too Smart and Working Too Hard

Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 36:28


Today, The Two Mikes interviewed Kenny Xu an author and activist in the cause of returning fairness to school admissions. He also wrote a new and excellent investigative article about the Salvation Army wrecking itself by adopting a policy of strongly anti-White wokeness. Mr. Xu has been active in the fighting Harvard Univerity's longstanding policy of discriminating against Asians in its admission decisions. "Listening to Two Mikes will make you smarter!”- Gov Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.Sponsors:- Our Gold Guy - Talk to IRA about whether investing in gold is right for you. Let them know Two Mikes sent you at http://ourgoldguy.com - Freedom First Coffee - Drink the coffee of Patriots. Use code TWOMIKES for 10% off at http://freedomfirstcoffee.com

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
2021 Admissions Reflections; Income-Driven Repayment Options

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 60:00


2021 was the year when we were supposed to emerge from beneath the COVID cloud. It didn't exactly pan out that way, but we did emerge! We're sharing insight into what went well for our students in the college admissions process and how to think about your own process with those experiences in mind. On the paying for college front, we're looking at income-driven repayment options and helping you decide if this could be a good path for you.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
YCBK 207: Humanities majors drop 8 years in a row

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 106:40


In this episode you will hear:   (16:05) In this week's “In the news” segment, a November 22nd, 2021 article in the Hechinger Report, by jill Barshay “The number of college graduates in the humanities drops for the eighth consecutive year”  Mark and Dave discuss why this is happening and what are the implications of this.   https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-the-number-of-college-graduates-in-the-humanities-drops-for-the-eighth-consecutive-year/   (38:56) Mark and Lisa discuss a question that three listeners sent in to us: Why would Connecticut College tell a student with a 1320 on the SAT, that they will admit the student if they withdraw their test score. Mark and Lisa debate whether Conn College crossed an inappropriate line by doing this. Mark and Lisa got really immersed in this debate, with each side having points they wanted to make, so they turned this into a multiple part answer. This is part 1.    (01:00:26) Mark interviews Lynda Doepker, a parent and podcast listener about how she strategically used parent college Facebook groups to learn more about the colleges her daughter is applying to. (Part 1 of 2)     (01:11:26) Our recommended resource for episode 207 is the book: “The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe” by Josh Mitchell. The book traces the 70 year history of how student debt is now at 1.6 trillion dollars.   (01:21:54) The college Spotlight is:  Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee (https://new.sewanee.edu/)   To sign up to receive Your College-Bound Kid PLUS, our free quarterly admissions deep-dive, delivered directly to your email four times a year, just go to yourcollegeboundkid.com, and you will see the sign up on the right side of the page under “the Listen to our podcast icons”   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you subscribe to our podcast. You will also get instant notifications as soon as each episode goes live.   Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All they ask is that you review the services on their website before the complimentary session. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
Summer Programs; Listener Q&A

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 60:00


Is it too early to start thinking about the summer? Of course not! Early winter is the perfect time to think about what you want to do and where you want to do it—we have tips for getting started. We're also answering college finance and admissions questions in our Office Hours segment.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (12:28) In this week's “In the news” segment, a blog article from the Josiah Barlett center of Public Policy entitled, by Andrew Cline “Is College Worth Is: Usually but not always” Dave and Mark discuss the statistics the blog article shares as they debate if college is worth it.   https://jbartlett.org/2021/10/is-college-worth-it-usually-but-not-always-new-study-finds/#:~:text=A%20college%20degree%20is%20a,school%20students%20are%20constantly%20told.&text=Cooper's%20study%20adds%20real%20value,investment%2C%20not%20just%20lifetime%20earnings.     (32:30) Mark and Lisa discuss two questions, one from a dad from Colorado and one from a high school student. Here are the two questions:   First question- How can you evaluate whether a school does better than its peers at looking after First year students-Dave from Colorado   Second question-I attend a small school and two of my peers committed to Duke as athletic recruits, will Duke consider taking 3 students from my small school or will their commitments hurt my chance of admission? Anonymous female student         (58:30) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall's school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 5 of 5.   Preview-Part 5   Courtney and Michael continue their discussion about common mistakes they see a lot on the FAFSA and the PROFILE. Michael finishes up with the FAFSA and then he transitions to the PROFILE Courtney shares the most common mistakes she experiences both when she did financial aid and now that she is a Director of College Counseling Courtney and Michael answer the question, “Are you experiencing more schools requiring the FAFSA for merit aid”? Courtney-If my student will be starting college in the fall of 2022. I have heard that we should pay as we go for the first two years and  use very little of our 529. The reason for this is that the colleges use your prior prior year taxes for FAFSA. Because if we wait for the last two years to use the money for the 529 it will not have any tax impact because he will be completed by then. So basically what I'm saying is we can use a lump sum toward his college and it not be held against us Mark puts Courtney and Michael on the hot seat with some lighthearted non financial aid questions Courtney returns for a 15 minute addendum to really emphasize some things about federal loans, student loans, parent loans and graduate student loans.   (01:12:14) Our recommended resource for episode 206 is 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, the NASFAA Off the Cuff podcast may be for you.   No college spotlight this week. Next week we will discuss, Sewanee: The University of the South Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you subscribe to our podcast. You will also get instant notifications as soon as each episode goes live.   Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:       If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All they ask is that you review the services on their website before the complimentary session. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

College Admissions with Mark and Anna
Holistic College Admissions 2021

College Admissions with Mark and Anna

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 44:12


While a student's weighted GPA and SAT score are important, and thoughtful recommendations are significant, as are clear, concise, and cogent essays—school representatives often comment that a common attribute of the strongest and most successful applications is…consistency. Does the entire application sound like the same person? Are strong attributes and characteristics consistently highlighted, and do examples from essays, recommendations, and even extracurricular activities correlate with one another? These are all ways to make an application more powerful and effective.Join Mark and Anna as this discuss how essays, recommendations, and activities support an applicant beyond their transcript and test scores to help them stand out in the college admissions process. 

Simply Smarter
A Decade of Changes with Stephen Heiner: Part One

Simply Smarter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 40:06


Season Five of the Simply Smarter Podcast kicks off with a look back at all of the changes within the past 10 years, featuring Stephen Heiner.  Stephen was the President of Get Smarter Prep from 2006-2012. He turns the tables on Caleb and Jill and asks them questions about how  Get Smarter Prep has adapted within the decade. 

Graduating Anxiety
College Admissions W/Renown Consultant Michelle McAnaney

Graduating Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 41:26


In this episode of Highway to Higher Ed, Alex is joined by Michelle McAnaney the founder of the College Spy, a college admissions consultancy. With a history as a counsellor inschools and a background in psychology, Michelle decided to set up her own consultancy business, so she could concentrate fully on the needs of students goingthrough the college admissions process. Michelle discusses her background, how changes in standardized testing has changed the college admissions process and howshe believes the future of college admissions is going.

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
The Student's Perspective; Ishita Anand, Pt. 2

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 27:29


Get into the details of how Ishita figured out what her impact project should be. Learn how she progressed through the steps.You'll understand how amazing an impact project like this could be for you as you listen to the journey Ishita went through to get where she is today. Sign up for the Ivy League Challenge now: TILC.to/waitlistfollow me on IG: @theivyleaguechallengefollow me on FB: TheIvyLeagueChallengeemail me: TheIvyLeagueChallenge@gmail.com

Time4Coffee Podcast
909: How to Break Into College Admissions Coaching With Case Near, Collegewise [Espresso Shots]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 21:58


Casey Near is the Executive Director of Counseling at CollegeWise, the largest college admissions counseling company in the United States. In her role as an executive director, she manages all of the company's admissions counselors, oversees day-to-day operations, and monitors the quality of counseling at CollegeWise. The post 909: How to Break Into College Admissions Coaching With Case Near, Collegewise [Espresso Shots] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
Apps Submitted: Now What?; Admissions & Finance

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 53:56


Your applications are in. Now what?! We'll tell you! As the New Year approaches, and with it, resolutions, we're offering some suggestions for you to consider on both the admissions and personal finance front. Start the New Year with some new goals in place.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (12:25) In this week's “In the news” segment, a November 9th, 2021 article by Emma Whitford of “Inside Higher Ed”, “A New push to create a 3-year degree option”. Mark and Dave discuss a new 3-year degree. Is this a good idea or not? Which students are likely to take advantage of this? Mark and Dave discuss this and so much more.   Part 2 of 2       (20:18) Mark was asked in our questionnaire what trends he is observing for the future concerning college admissions, Mark and Lisa discuss 15 different observations Mark has made about where he sees admissions trending over the next 5-10 years.  In Part 4 of 4 Mark and Lisa discuss the final four trends.   (01:00:35) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall's school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 4 of 5.     Preview Part 4-preview   Courtney takes the lead on the following question: Some schools like Franklin and Marshall offer an Early Estimate to students who apply Early Decision, is this different from a Net Price Calculator? Will a school stand by their Early Estimate and is this something other schools my child is considering will do if we ask them for an Early Estimate. Courtney explains how the Early estimate is different from the net price calculators and she shares two other schools that do this Michael answers the question, how would you respond if someone said, Smith, other schools are doing an Early Estimate, will you do an Early Estimate?   Michael takes the lead on the following question: My child is applying to colleges that require the CSS PROFILE. I am divorced and the CSS PROFILE is asking for my ex to complete a non-custodial parent profile, but he has never been reliable, I know he just will not complete this, is there any option for my child or does she need to apply to schools that do not require this? Michael talks about the process they take at Smith when these dilemmas arise to try to work it out so the student isn't hurt Courtney speaks up about her experience Courtney answers the following question: My child was approved for Work-Study? How does she actually get a work-study job and can she get a job that is related to her major? She plans on majoring in Biology Courtney shares how work-study has worked at the schools she has worked and and Michael chimes in and shares how work-study has worked at the schools he has worked at Michael takes the lead on the following question-What are some common mistakes you see students and parents make on either the FAFSA or the CSS PROFILE? Michael and Courtney start this question on part four and finish up answering it on our final segment next week   (01:11:55) Our recommended resource for episode 205 is 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. If you want to know how the sausage is made: watch this 46 minute video:   (01:25:37) Our College Spotlight is University College London (UCL) and Kevin Newton (our international university specialist) delivers the Spotlight. Part 2 of 2   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you subscribe to our podcast. You will also get instant notifications as soon as each episode goes live.   Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:       If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All Mark asks is that you review the services on their website before the complimentary session. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
The Student's Perspective; Ishita Anand, Pt. 1

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 16:37


Ever wonder what students do in the Ivy League Challenge? Listen in to learn from Ishita. There are two parts to this interview, this is part 1.Register for the Ivy League Challenge: Tilc.to/waitlistIG: @theivyleaguechallengeFB: TheIvyLeagueChallengeEmail me: TheIvyLeagueChallenge@gmail.com

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
YCBK 204: A new push to create a 3-year degree

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 105:07


In this episode you will hear:   (32:03) In this week's “In the news” segment, a November 9th, 2021 article by Emma Whitford of “Inside Higher Ed”, “A New push to create a 3-year degree option”. Mark and Dave discuss a new 3-year degree. Is this a good idea or not? Which students are likely to take advantage of this? Mark and Dave discuss this and so much more.   Part 1 of 2     (41:25) Mark was asked in our questionnaire what trends he is observing for the future concerning college admissions, Mark and Lisa discuss 15 different observations Mark has made about where he sees admissions trending over the next 5-10 years.  In Part 3 of 4 Mark and Lisa discuss four more trends.   (01:03:46) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall's school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 3 of 5.      Preview Part 3-preview   Courtney has a great idea that will help families and will be appreciated by some financial aid officers that she shares Courtney takes the lead on the following question: I've had schools tell me that Net Price Calculators tend to be inaccurate when someone owns their own business or if a student is coming from a family where the parents are divorced, separated or were never married, do you agree with this? Also, are there any other times that Net Price Calculators are not that reliable? Courtney answers this and she shares another group for whom the net price calculators are useless, and Michael adds a fourth category where calculators may not always be accurate. Michael takes the lead on the following question: Our child intentionally applied to colleges that say they meet full demonstrated need, we completed seven net price calculators and a few schools were more than double the best offer. I double checked my work so I know we never made a mistake, how can financial offers vary so much for schools that claim they meet full demonstrated need? Courtney adds some great tidbits to Michael's answer   (01:09:40) Our recommended resource for episode 204 is a great source for research on Canadian universities and it is Macleans annual college edition:   (01:21:28) Our College Spotlight is University College London (UCL) and Kevin Newton (our international university specialist) delivers the Spotlight. Part 1 of 2   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you subscribe to our podcast. You will also get instant notifications as soon as each episode goes live.   Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:       If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All Mark asks is that you review the services on their website before the complimentary session. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Time4Coffee Podcast
905: How to Break Into College Admissions Counseling With Kevin McMullin, Collegewise [Espresso Shots]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 17:42


Kevin McMullin is the founder and Head of Talent at Collegewise, the world's largest college admissions counseling company. Kevin founded Collegewise in Irvine, California, in 1999 using his last paycheck from his previous job. The post 905: How to Break Into College Admissions Counseling With Kevin McMullin, Collegewise [Espresso Shots] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

The College Prep Podcast
400: Six Myths about College Admissions That Students Should Stop Believing

The College Prep Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 24:18


[This episode originally aired November 23, 2015.] There are six common myths and misunderstandings that many students and parents believe that cause extra stress senior year. They may also hurt your prospects for getting in to college. Megan breaks them […] The post 400: Six Myths about College Admissions That Students Should Stop Believing appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
Looking for a "Research Opportunity?" Listen First!

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 15:28


As I continue helping more and more teens get into their dream colleges, and especially as I have become known as the person who specializes in helping students create their 'stand out factor', I have been receiving more and questions about where teens and parents of teens should go to find "opportunities." Even though I have a lot more to say about it, this podcast is my response to that question. Please don't fall into the trap/make the common mistakes I help you avoid in this episode. Those mistakes are too costly.Register for the Ivy League Challenge: TILC.to/waitlistfollow on IG: @theivyleaguechallengefollow on FB: TheIvyLeagueChallengeSend me an email: TheIvyLeagueChallenge@gmail.com

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (14:14) In this week's “In the news segment, an October 3rd, 2021 article by Ron Daniels of “The Atlantic”, “Universities are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy” This scholarly article is written by the current president of Johns Hopkins university. Mark and Dave take this esoteric article and discuss how can our listeners apply the truths Daniels articulates to their own lives.  Part 2 of 2       (20:40) Mark was asked in our questionnaire what trends he is observing for the future concerning college admissions, Mark and Lisa discuss 15 different observations Mark has made about where he sees admissions trending over the next 5-10 years; in Part 2 of 4. They discuss trends 4-7 in Part 2   (44:12) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall's school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 2 of 5.   Preview Part 2-preview   Courtney takes the lead on this question but we have a great back and forth and exchange of ideas)-When do you have a good case to appeal the aid award your child received, and how should you appeal? Also, does the student have to do the appeal or should the parent do it? Courtney shares the various terms that different schools use for these appeals Courtney also shares seven areas where people frequently attempt to appeal an aid award that will not be deemed as a legitimate case for an aid evaluation. Michael takes the lead on this thorny question-”We completed a net price calculator for our oldest child and then the aid award came in and it was almost $4000 more than the net price calculator. We requested a meeting and met with the director of financial aid, and he told us that we had not made any mistakes on the Net Price Calculator, but their estimate is the accurate one and their award was final; he said, the net price calculator is only an estimate. Is this an exception, do college's stand behind their net price calculators, and if they don't, how can we trust Net Price Calculators?”     (51:26) Our recommended resource for episode 203 is Tom Krieglstein's 2020 book, entitled “Perfect Quotes for College Success: Inspiration, advice, and tips for anyone going to college Paperback by Tom Krieglstein   This book has over 300 quotes on 34 topics related to excelling while in college.   (01:03:15) Our College Spotlight is Appalachian State in Boone, NC. Lisa just spend three days in Boone and she gives us a breakdown on App State. Part 2 of 2   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on their website first. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

ex.haust
Episode 69: Brain Smart: Common Core and The Downfall of the Humanities ft. Catherine Liu

ex.haust

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 65:41


Professor of film and media studies and author of Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class (https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/virtue-hoarders), Catherine Liu (https://twitter.com/bureaucatliu) joins Emmet to talk about the death of the humanities in higher ed, the meritocratic nightmare of Common Core, why the humanities are important, the HRification of everything, and more! The Apotheosis of the Professional Class by Catherine Liu (https://catalyst-journal.com/2021/05/the-apotheosis-of-the-professional-class), Catalyst. Subscribe to our Patreon to get two exclusive episodes a month! (https://www.patreon.com/exhaust) Closing Song: Shimmering Neck by Landowner. (https://landowner.bandcamp.com/album/impressive-almanac-2)

College Admissions Decoded
What Non-academic Factors Actually Influence College Admissions

College Admissions Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 38:28


Beyond grades, test scores, and class rank, what non-academic factors do colleges consider when making decisions on whom to admit? And how should students present their nonacademic selves? We'll talk about these questions, and discuss college interviews and recommendation letters, too.    Guests: Courtney Vaughn, associate director of college counseling at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Georgia and Lenell Hahn, director of admissions at Southeast Missouri State University. Moderated by NACAC member Eddie Pickett, a college counselor and dean at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California.

First Right Podcast
Episode 47: Kenny Xu, author, advocate

First Right Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 13:15


Doug talks to Kenny Xu, whose new book "An Inconvenient Minority" zeroes in on the attack on Asian-American excellence and the fight for meritocracy.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (13:18) In this week's “In the news segment, an October 3rd, 2021 article by Ron Daniels of “The Atlantic”, “Universities are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy” This scholarly article is written by the current president of Johns Hopkins university. Mark and Dave discuss the salient points from this article in what will be part 1 of 2       (29:26) Mark was asked in our questionnaire what trends he is observing for the future concerning college admissions, Mark and Lisa discuss 14 different observations Mark has made in Part 1 of 4. They discuss the first three trends in Part 1   (01:01:10) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall's school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 1 of 5.   Preview Part 1     Courtney Hatch and Michael Ireland both give us their backstory and they share what they enjoy about financial aid and counseling Question 1-My son is interested in out of state public schools but it is going to be expensive for us to pay for out of state tuition for all four years, how can I find out exactly what we have to do to pay “in-state” tuition at his “out of state” school? I have heard it varies from one school to another Question 2-How can we tell if a private college has decent financial health? Where do we do our digging to get info on this?   (01:14:00) Our recommended resource for episode 202 is Ron Lieber's book, “The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between by Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey This book provides sage advice about how to successfully transfer from high school to college. It covers topics like: academics, roommates, mental health, money, social life, etc.   (01:26:23) Our College Spotlight is Appalachian State in Boone, NC. Lisa just spend three days in Boone and she gives us a breakdown on App State. Part 1 of 2   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on their website first. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
Rejected? Accepted? Waitlisted? How to Respond to Admissions Decisions

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 19:31


Ivy Day is coming up. If you are one of the tens of thousands who has applied to these outstanding eight colleges, it will be a day of powerful emotions.But how should you respond to that decision? wether you were accepted, rejected, or waitlisted? Based on actual quotes from Yale admissions officers (from this podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/show/inside-the-yale-admissions-office/episode/dealing-with-decisions-82872057) and my own conversations with similar people at Harvard, Dartmouth, and others, I share my personal opinion about how you should respond to admissions decisions. If you have ambitions to apply to a top tier college, check out my introductory online class, Elite College Admissions Made Easy. You can find it here: https://ivy-league-prep-academy.mykajabi.com/ECAMEstarter-courseor to begin the Ivy League Challenge, go to: TILC.to/waitlist

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (07:36) In this week's “In the news segment, an October 25th, 2021 article by Scott Jaschik of “Inside Higher Ed”, “Do applicants lie about their race?” The website intelligent asked 1250 white adults whether they lied about their race when they applied to college. Mark and Dave discuss the results of the survey. Dave and Mark also give their opinion on the content and substance of the article.       (29:46) Dr. Lisa Rouff takes the lead in her discussion with Mark about the pitfalls of perfectionism and how it impacts students. Part 2 of 2     (46:51) Mark interviews Matt McGann, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Amherst College. Matt helps us to understand, “Amherst College” This is part 2 of 2:   Preview of Part 2   Matt tells us what the 5 College Consortium is and he gives a very brief overview of each of the 5 colleges in the consortium Matt shares the benefits of being at a school that gives you access to the 5 College Consortium Matt tells us what Amherst admissions officers are looking for beyond the three basic things every college wants: Is this a good student, is this a good citizen and will this student plug in and contribute. You don't want to miss his insightful answer I put Matt on the hot seat and you will learn about a  side of Matt that didn't come out in the formal part of the interview   Matt's discussion of Amherst will serve as our College Spotlight.   (54:46) Our recommended resource for episode 201 is Ron Lieber's book, “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make”   The book does a pretty good job at removing the shroud of secrecy about how decisions about what you will be asked to pay actually works,  so you and your child are not blindsided by an unaffordable offer from a college.     Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: .   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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:   If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on their website first. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
Yale Doctoral Candidate & Author Crystal Harrell

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 27:18


Crystal grew up the 7th of 10 children in public housing. She didn't dream of attending a top-tier college until she was older, because she didn't think it was possible and didn't know anyone else who was doing it. Share shares her incredible story here about overcoming the odds and getting into a highly competitive PhD program at her dream university, Yale. Check out her book: Crystal ClearYou can also follow her on Instagram at @Crystalharrell_

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
Encore: Who Gets In and Why: A Conversation with Jeffrey Selingo

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 55:45


Excited to welcome New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo to the show to discuss his latest, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. We discuss everything from the impact of marketing and rankings on college admissions over the past 30+ years to the concept of “buyers” and “sellers” and how those distinctions can and should impact students' college application decisions. He also shared what he's hearing from enrollment managers this year and his thoughts on the COVID-dictated changes he thinks might stick.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (12:32) In this week's “In the news segment, an October 4th, 2021 article by Scott Jaschik of “Inside Higher Ed”, “Can young alumni get colleges to drop legacy admissions” Dave and Mark and a very special first time guest join them for this discussion. To celebrate episode 200 this special guest also joins Mark and Dave for a second article by Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal entitled: “Amherst Drops admissions advantage for children of alumni”       We previously discussed legacy admissions on episodes 121 and 180. Here is the article I referenced in the podcast that appeared in the Atlantic by the President of Johns Hopkins:     (40:00) Dr. Lisa Rouff takes the lead in her discussion with Mark about the pitfalls of perfectionism and how it impacts students. Part 1 of 2     (58:03) Mark interviews Matt McGann, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Amherst College. Matt helps us to understand, “Amherst College” This is part 1 of 2:   Part 1-Preview Preview of Part 1   Matt gives us an overview of Amherst college Matt explains what the Liberal Arts actually are and he explains why the term, “Liberal Arts” is such poor marketing Matt tells us what he thinks Amherst does very well compared to other schools that students look at, and of course, Amherst has done research on this and he shares that research with us. Matt highlights two things in particular that Amherst does very well, based on their research Matt talks about the percentage of students on campus at Amherst Matt shares the things that Amherst needs to do to be an even better college.   Matt's discussion of Amherst will serve as our College Spotlight.   (01:05:50) Our recommended resource is the podcast, “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.   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:     To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on their website first. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Wealth, Actually
EP.96 USING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR INTERGENERATIONAL DISCUSSIONS with LINDSAY TANNE

Wealth, Actually

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:42


The College Admission season is in full swing and it brings it usual stresses. However in the world of intergenerational planning, it's a unique opportunity for families to discuss their core values and the development of their kid's personal narratives.  It is chance for families to collaborate on a life changing decision around the kids future- a process in which the engaged kids have a vested interest! Finally, it's often the first instance where kids experience the judgment of their personal narratives by the outside world. To help us dive deeper into this concept, I'm going to speak with LINDSAY TANNE Lindsay is the Founder and CEO of LOGICPREP. As a leading College Admissions Advisor, Lindsay helps students around the world develop and tell their stories and identify their best-fit schools. Over the past decade, she and her team have helped thousands of families successfully navigate the college application and higher education landscape. There's been so much news coverage around college admissions and how last cycle was the most competitive one ever. Is it really as crazy out there as it seems?  Yes and no...More applications for the same number of spots - which means lower acceptance rates are a realityImagine you were applying to Columbia 2 years ago - you were one of 40,000. Well, last admissions cycle, you're up against 60,000 other students. At MIT, for example, applications were up 66%Simply put, at highly selective schools in particular, the pond expandedIt's not that you're a smaller fishIt's just that the pond got biggerBut there's one thing in particular I want to point: only 2.4% more students applied BUT applications were up 11%Basically, this means that the increase came from students applying to more schools rather than more students applying overall Less data available Transcripts were less reliable in this last admissions cycle as education moved onlineAdditionally, during the pandemic, almost every school had to go test optional - meaning they wouldn't require the SAT/ACT - as a temporary accommodation since the tests kept getting cancelled As a result, students did not feel constrained by test score ranges and more students were open to the possibility of applying to highly selective schools than ever beforeIn a sense, it's like the lock on the front gate appeared to be loosened at the most competitive universities - since test scores no longer stood as a barrier to entry -more students felt emboldened to applyUltimately, not as full of surprises as people might think (90% acceptance rate for LP to 1 of top 3 schools)Why? The criteria for evaluation hasn't fundamentally changed, but the weight assigned to each category has More subjective, less quantifiableTest scores were optionalTranscripts were less reliable - online school, pass/fail Plus, with limitations on extracurriculars, there were even fewer avenues to demonstrate leadership and passion What actually counts in the college application process? How do you help your child stand out?  Basically, the college admissions process is founded upon three pillars: Academic Record - transcript and its rigor, what classes you take and your grades Standardized Test Scores - SAT/ACT Personal Narrative - your activities, how you spend your summers, teacher recommendations, what it is what makes you who you are2020, of course, was an unusual year - but things are changing slightly….These pillars still stand (though some might be shakier than others) However, the weight or emphasis, of each of these pillars has been challenged  So what is the impact on the test-optional trend on college admissions?  First, let's define: what is test optional? SAT/ACT not required; considered if submittedWhat is test blind? SAT/ACT not evaluated at all; very few schools fit into this category, though it does include the UC systemThe 2021 admissions cycle has really been an extension of 2020 - more schools offering test optional admissions a tem...

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
The Little Things... Are the Big Things

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 15:51


I recently asked Luke, the 17 year-old world-record holder for most burpees in a minute by a male, how he became the best in the world at doing burpees.His answer... "I realized that the little things are the big things."In music, in athletics, in academics, in relationships, and in all other areas of life, those who become outstanding learn to make the little thing the big things. It isn't how many minutes you spend reading your textbook that matters, so much as how aware you are of what you are reading and how it fits in with the bigger picture.The concert is important to both the amateur and the professional, but the daily practice time is treasured by only the professional. Listen and learn how emphasizing the little things can make all the difference in middle school, high school, and beyond.Like what you hear? What more? Check out the Elite College Admissions Made Easy Starter Course here. https://ivy-league-prep-academy.mykajabi.com/ECAMEstarter-courseAnd check out my signature course, The Ivy League Challenge, here: TILC.to/waitlist

Nightside With Dan Rea
It's the Annual College Admissions Special! - Part 2 (9 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 38:39


The Admissions Deans from both Harvard and Boston College join Dan to demystify the college application process for students and their parents as they attempt to navigate the task. If you or someone you love are applying to schools now, or in the near future, you will not want to miss this segment! Get on board!

Nightside With Dan Rea
It's the Annual College Admissions Special! - Part 1 (8 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:04


The Admissions Deans from both Harvard and Boston College join Dan to demystify the college application process for students and their parents as they attempt to navigate the task. If you or someone you love are applying to schools now, or in the near future, you will not want to miss this segment! Get on board!

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (07:52) In this week's “In the news segment, an October 4th, 2021 article by Allison Tate of “USA Today”, “How important is it to take AP Classes for College Admissions” Dave and Mark answer several questions including: 1) What are AP classes? 2) How important are AP test scores? 3) How many AP courses should a student take? 4) Are all AP classes equal? 5) Do colleges see AP courses and dual enrollment courses as being equal? Plus more     (31:36) Mark and Lisa  answer the following three questions from listeners:   Question 1)  Why does the Common App ask what is the occupation of the parents?  If my husband has an executive management position are colleges going to discriminate against our son? (Kim from Illinois)   Question 2)   I see a lot of colleges we are looking at talk about the QuestBridge college application, what is the QuestBridge college application? Anonymous   Question 3) What is the maximum amount of loan debt a student should take out for an undergraduate degree?   (01:12:15) Mark interviews Matt McGann, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Amherst College. Matt will be discussing How to get a research opportunity with a college professor. This is part 2 of 2:   Part 2-Preview   Matt talks about some other people besides the professors themselves who are great people to reach out to if you want to do research Matt goes into more depth on the difference between doing research at undergraduate only college versus doing research at a place that has doctoral degrees. Matt talks about how the approach, who your mentor is and how the feel will be different Matt ends our interview by giving advice to a high student, what they can do to get an opportunity to start doing research while in high school with a college professor   (01:23:02) Our recommended resource is The American Council of Higher Education (ACE) website. We particularly want to draw attention to their top stories in Higher Education. This is a great way to stay current on the hot topics in the news beyond the one that Mark and Dave discuss every week on the podcast. https://www.acenet.edu/News-Room/Pages/Todays-Top-Higher-Education-News.aspx   (01:28:46) Our College Spotlight for episode 198 is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, better known as “RPI”. This 36 minute college spotlight will be split over episode 198 and 199. This is Part 2/2   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:   To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on his website first. His website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced independent educational consultant? MEET OUR GUEST Meet Steven Mercer, Ed.D., the founder of Mercer Educational Consulting, a private college counseling practice in Los Angeles, CA. He is an experienced educator with an extensive background in selective college admission, counseling, teaching, and academic and non-profit leadership. Prior to founding Mercer Educational Consulting he was an admission officer at the University of Southern California. In addition to working with students one-on-one, Dr. Mercer is an Adjunct Faculty in the on-line College Counseling Certificate program at UCSD Extension and works as a consultant to colleges and universities on matters related to college admission. Dr. Mercer has a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and an Ed.D.in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Steve first appeared on this podcast in episode 156 to discuss Transparency in College Admissions. Find Steven at https://mercered.com. ABOUT THIS PODCAST Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:     (09:54) In this week's “In the news segment, a  September 20th article by Patrick O'Connor of the Counselors' Corner blog, “The media is not a college applicant's best friend” This blog article looks at how what stories the media focuses on out of touch with where most college applicants are at. Mark and Dave discuss why the media focuses on the wrong stories and how their fixation is not in the best interest of college applicants.     (26:09) Mark and Lisa  answer the following two questions from listeners:   Question 1)  My son has lost interest in a specific college because he thinks the acceptance rate is too high; what can you tell him? Ann from Illinois   Question 2)  If the school meets a full financial need, how can they prevent having too many "needy" students accepted in a given class and still remain need-blind? Tazin from California   (56:06) Mark interviews Matt McGann, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Amherst College. Matt will be our interview for the next four weeks. The first two weeks he discusses, how to get a research opportunity with a college professor. The following two weeks he will help us to understand Amherst College. Here is an outline of the interview:   Part 1-Preview   Matt gives his backstory including his admission experience Matt tells us what he majored in when in college, and how he applied his major in the real world Matt tells us what research actually is, and you will love his definition of research! Matt tells us about his own research that he has done Matt lets us know how doing research at an undergraduate college differs from doing research at a university that offers doctoral degrees Matt tells us where a student should start when they want to do undergraduate research     (01:04:03) Our recommended resource is to look at the college career centers for any school on your student's list. We feature RPI's Center for Career and Professional Development as an example of this treasure trove of a resource that you want to check out for the college's on our student's list:   (01:18:30) Our College Spotlight for episode 198 is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, better known as “RPI”. This 36 minute college spotlight will be split over episode 198 and 199.   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:   To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on his website first. His website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

Relationships & Revenue with John Hulen
Episode 76 The Parent Compass with Cindy Muchnick & Jenn Curtis

Relationships & Revenue with John Hulen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 56:59


In today's episode, John interviews Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis - co-authors of the book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World and co-hosts of The Parent Compass Podcast. Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and is an expert on the college admissions process. She has also written 10 books. Jenn owns Future Wise Consulting, which is an educational consulting company. She is also a graduate of both UCLA and USC. Listen to this episode to learn more: [01:02] - About Cindy and Jenn [02:58] - Why they wrote the book [07:06] - The idea of Intentional Parenting [11:12] - Can the compass point in the wrong direction? [12:38] - How parents should apologize to their children [15:42] - John's parenting style [17:29] - The difference between failing and failure [20:22] - Children need to see their parents making mistakes too [24:25] - Problems with the current educational system [30:20] - Jenn and Cindy's definitions of success [37:14] - Feedback Jenn and Cindy receive from parents [39:40] - Jenn's views on colleges bringing students back to campuses and COVID [42:32] - Upward trend in teens being medicated for depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc. [48:38] - Research studies about anxiety, depression, teen pregnancy, bullying, etc. [50:45] - Different types of support teens need from mom and dad [52:50] - A giveaway for the listeners NOTABLE QUOTES: “Parent Compass is a way to hold yourself accountable for the kind of parenting that's going to lead to thriving kids.” “Apologizing is about making a mistake, owning the mistake, acknowledging the mistake, and then moving on from the mistake.” “If you're not actually sorry for doing it, don't say you're sorry, because you're lying on top of it.” “Praise the journey, not the destination.” “The children need to see the parents making mistakes too and model that.” “Failing means I'm trying something new. I didn't do it right. And now I have an opportunity to learn from it.” “Success is the ability to self-advocate, to have intact and healthy relationships, to effectively communicate with people. It is living a life and knowing how to live a life of intention, having grit and resilience, and having our self-confidence to know who we are and to be comfortable in that.” “Pain leads to purpose. And purpose leads to the platform.” BOOKS MENTIONED: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer USEFUL RESOURCES:  https://www.parentcompassbook.com/  https://tinyurl.com/ParentCompassBook  https://www.instagram.com/parentcompass/  https://www.facebook.com/TheParentCompass  https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindy-muchnick-and-jenn-curtis-2b53491aa/  CONNECT WITH JOHN Website - https://thejohnhulen.com  Clubhouse - https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@johnhulen  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnhulen  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/johnhulen  Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/johnhulen  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhulen  YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLX_NchE8lisC4NL2GciIWA  EPISODE CREDITS Intro music provided by Tony Palacios - https://www.instagram.com/tonytonedog/  Outro music provided by Jeff Scheetz - https://jeffscheetz.com/ 

Dr. Sheryl's PodCouch
Episode 048: Navigating the Insane College Admission Process with Dana Ponsky and Whitney Fisch

Dr. Sheryl's PodCouch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:20


Dana Ponsky (pictured) began her career in education and advocacy more than 20 years ago. Her first professional experiences were at the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, and Barry University as a career counselor and then as an assistant director and director of orientation, leadership, and first-year programming. After working with first-year college students, Dana began to wonder how students were being supported in their high schools and what they were doing to be prepared for college. After realizing to be successful in college, students need excellent guidance while in high school, Dana transitioned to work as a school-based college counselor. She has served as a high school director of college counseling and has volunteered for nationally-recognized college access programs. You can find her at her website ConsultWithDana.com. Whitney Fisch, MSW started her career working on college campuses as the Jewish Student Life Director at Hillel at the University of Georgia and now as the Executive Director of the Hillel at Miami University in Ohio. She graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work and spent the next decade as a school counselor and Director of Counseling working in partnership with teens, families, and administration all in advocacy of the student. Now, she uses her years of training as a counselor and student advocate to help schools + other youth-focused community organizations to build comprehensive health + wellness programs, parent education, as well as helping families successfully navigate the college process from beginning to end making sure the student's needs never get lost in the process. You can find her at her website WhitneyFisch.com.  

College Admissions with Mark and Anna
College Letters of Recommendation During COVID

College Admissions with Mark and Anna

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 50:11


Letters of recommendation are one of the holistic components of the college application, but probably a component that is talked about the least, despite the weight they hold. Most college admissions officers would say that letters of recommendation do not help or hurt an application. However, strong letters of recommendation can really strengthen a college application. Join Mark and Anna as they discuss why letters of recommendation and how to prepare in obtaining a strong one. Mark and Anna will also talk about who to ask and why as they share how students can try to strengthen their recommendations, even if they didn't get to physically meet their teachers in this new episode on making the most of letters of recommendation during a pandemic. 

Dialogues with Richard Reeves
Ron Daniels on how to fix America‘s colleges

Dialogues with Richard Reeves

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 64:14


I'll be honest. I didn't expect a book from someone leading a university to say anything terribly interesting. Maybe my view of higher education has become too cynical. I rather like the description from Clark Kerr, builder of the University of California system, of the modern American university as “a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” But my guest today (from whom I learned that quote) proved me wrong. He is Ron Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University, and author of the new book What Universities Owe Democracy. Daniels argues “the fates of higher education and liberal democracy are deeply, inextricably intertwined”, not just in the sense of universities needing democracy, but the other way round.  Daniels is the son of Jewish refugees to Canada before World War II, and a committed educationalist and institutionalist. We talk about his family background and how it has influenced his views of liberalism, democracy and education, and then discuss the four main contributions of universities: social mobility, democratic education, the production of knowledge, and dialogue across differences. We spend some time on his decision, at first quietly and then proudly, to end the practice of legacy preferences at Hopkins, and whether more colleges and universities will follow suit. We discuss his ideas on reforming admissions; on instituting a democracy requirement for college graduation; on the need for more openness and humility in academic research; and on ways to promote what he calls purposeful pluralism, including fostering more debates rather than just lectures, and the importance of allowing roommates to be random, rather than chosen.  Ron Daniels  Ronald J. Daniels is president of The Johns Hopkins University. He has previously served as vice-president and provost at the University of Pennsylvania, and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Daniels received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, and his LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. In December 2016, Daniels was invested into the Order of Canada at the grade of Member. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018 and is also a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is the author of What Universities Owe Democracy (Johns Hopkins Press, 2021). Also Mentioned  I'm reading this biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas (a touch over-written in places for sure but still a great narrative) Amherst College just ended legacy preferences in college admissions  I've written a fair amount about legacy preferences, including in my last book Dream Hoarders and this Brookings piece.  Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions is a book edited by Richard Kahlenberg (Brookings, 2010) “Getting In” by Malcom Gladwell in the New Yorker (2005) contrasts college applications and admissions in Canada and the US   There is a campaign to end legacy preferences, #LeaveYourLegacy run by EdMobilizer Ron and I both raved about Jonathan Rauch's new book impressive new book The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth (Brookings, 2021). Check out my podcast with Jon too: Spotify https://spoti.fi/3pr13KG; Apple https://apple.co/3fWHExX The Dialogues Team  Creator: Richard Reeves Research: Ashleigh Maciolek Artwork: George Vaughan Thomas Tech Support: Cameron Hauver-Reeves Music: "Remember" by Bencoolen (thanks for the permission, guys!)

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
The Magic of Controlling Your Attention

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 15:27


Have you ever sat down to get your work done, and because you were completely focused, you were able to accomplish more in 60 minutes that you could normally do in a week?If you have, you have experienced the magic of controlling your attention. Do you know why we say "pay attention"? Your attention is not only valuable to you, it is valuable to dozens of industries that are designed to divert your attention. Listen to learn the common causes of distraction and lost focus, and what you can do instead to take back your attention and your ability to get stuff done. Want more help with your top-tier college ambitions? Check out my starter course, Elite College Admissions Made Easy Starter Course here: https://ivy-league-prep-academy.mykajabi.com/ECAMEstarter-course?preview_theme_id=2149095157Check out the full signature course, The Ivy League Challenge, here: TILC.to/waitlist

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast
258. Avoiding The Pageant Approach To College Admissions

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 26:24


Traditional beauty pageants typify the kind of competition where contestants do everything possible to be judged positively by a group of complete strangers. Unfortunately, selective college admissions can feel like this as well, unless applicants learn a better way. Amy and Mike invited educator Neill Seltzer to discuss how to avoid the pageant approach to college admissions.  What are five things you will learn in this episode? What's wrong with the beauty pageant approach to admissions? What are some eternal truths of college admissions? Why is an empowerment model of admissions the best approach? What is the dual role of a college admissions office? How is authenticity the secret to successful admissions? MEET OUR GUEST Neill Seltzer is the TestPrep Director for Mindprint Learning. Neill is a long-time test prep veteran who got his start as an SAT tutor in Hong Kong in the early 90s. Since then he has run test prep and tutoring companies around the country and internationally including stints as the COO of Test Services Inc, Chief Product Officer at Inspirica, CEO of Noodle Pros, and the National Content Director at The Princeton Review.  Neill has written or contributed to over twenty books on standardized tests, built test prep apps, designed testing engines and score reports, trained hundreds of tutors, and tutored or taught thousands of students. He has a BA in English from Vassar and a Masters of Architecture from Pratt. Now, as a father of three, Neill is navigating the world of standardized tests in a whole new, eye-opening role: parent. Find Neill at neill@mindprintlearning.com. LINKS 3 Underrated Facts About College Admissions RELATED EPISODES TRANSPARENCY IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH: SECRETS OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DO COLLEGES CARE ABOUT THEIR APPLICANTS? ABOUT THIS PODCAST Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

In this episode you will hear:   (07:50) In this week's “In the news segment, a  September 20th article by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed, “Admissions Survey in a Wild Year” This article looks at the results of a survey that over 200 colleges completed that looks at how covid impacted admissions in 2020. Dave shares some of the key findings from the survey and then Mark and Dave discuss two very interesting takeaways from the survey     (27:32) Mark and Lisa and Sylvia answer three questions that listeners who completed our questionnaire wrote on the questionnaire:   Question 1)  You talk about all the great resources like college reviews and course catalogs to help students learn about schools. What if your student refuses to engage with any of those resources or won't do the things they need to do to complete their applications?   Question 2)  What is the right balance of parent involvement vs student ownership in this process?   Question 3) What to do if your kid doesn't do a lot of activities?   (01:09:26) Mark interviews Kevin Newton who founded, “An Education Abroad”. Mark knows Kevin because if someone comes to Mark and asks, can you help me go to college at a place other than Canada or the US, Mark turns that family over to Kevin to work with. Kevin talks about going overseas for college (beyond one year of study abroad) in this interview. Here is an outline of Part 2 of 2:   Kevin Newton of “An Education Abroad” discusses the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; he explains how their admissions process works Kevin explains how Americans are perceived in the UK and other International schools Kevin explains whether your extracurricular activities matter for International schools Kevin shares more reasons why students go to university in another country   No college spotlight this week   (01:16:43) We have two recommended books by Dennis Stemmle this week that help college students with time management and procrastination:    Procrastination Solutions For College Students: The Underground Playbook For Overcoming Procrastination And Achieving Peak Performance Time Management Secrets for College Students: The Underground Playbook for Managing School, Work, and Fun   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live:   To access our transcripts, click: Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans is used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   Feel free to pass this podcast on to others who you feel will benefit, even if they are not a YCBK listener.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . 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! Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340. All he asks is that you review the services on his website first. His website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/  

Your Life Sucks
Episode 6 - Mental Health + College Admissions (Ben Small x Kira Pollard)

Your Life Sucks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 20:36


New SPECIAL EDITION Episode Today!! I sit down with my g @kira.pollard to talk about our mental healths, and how to maintain good mental health, throughout the college admissions process

Satellite Sisters
College Admissions for Boys, Clock Change/Gadget Change, Birthday Dinner Menu Challenge, Health Check List 2022

Satellite Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 48:09


College admissions for boys, gadgets that need changing at home, a helpful health check list from a listener and what to make a picky eater for her birthday - all covered on this episode. Plus Lian's successful workshop for humor writers, Julie's first formal night out, and some fresh entertainment recommendations. Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women SHOP at our Satellite Sisters Shop here.  Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk here. College Admissions: Colleges Practice Affirmative Action For Boys Wirecutter: Time To Replace These Household Essentials.  Entertaining Sisters: Vanity Fair video: Succession Composer Explains The Opening Music. Nicholas Britell. Elvis Costello: How To Play Guitar and Y from Audible Words + Music. Elvis Costello on Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend Books: Amor Towles' newest The Lincoln Highway Woodrow On The Bench by Jenna Blum, next week's podcast guest! Patti Callahan Henry's newest Once Upon A Wardrobe Thank you to our sponsors and thanks to all the sisters and misters for supporting them. BetterHelp www.betterhelp.com/satsisters ZipRecruiter www.ziprecruiter.com/sisters Kiwico www.kiwico.com Use promo code sisters Framebridge www.framebridge.com Use promo code satsisters For info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian's online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.com For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolan Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon. Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Satellite Sisters
College Admissions for Boys, Clock Change/Gadget Change, Birthday Dinner Menu Challenge, Health Check List 2022

Satellite Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 57:08


College admissions for boys, gadgets that need changing at home, a helpful health check list from a listener and what to make a picky eater for her birthday - all covered on this episode. Plus Lian's successful workshop for humor writers, Julie's first formal night out, and some fresh entertainment recommendations.Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern WomenSHOP at our Satellite Sisters Shop here. Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk here.College Admissions: Colleges Practice Affirmative Action For BoysWirecutter: Time To Replace These Household Essentials. Entertaining Sisters:Vanity Fair video: Succession Composer Explains The Opening Music. Nicholas Britell.Elvis Costello: How To Play Guitar and Y from Audible Words + Music.Elvis Costello on Conan O'Brien Needs A FriendBooks:Amor Towles' newest The Lincoln HighwayWoodrow On The Bench by Jenna Blum, next week's podcast guest!Patti Callahan Henry's newest Once Upon A WardrobeThank you to our sponsors and thanks to all the sisters and misters for supporting them.BetterHelp www.betterhelp.com/satsistersZipRecruiter www.ziprecruiter.com/sistersKiwico www.kiwico.com Use promo code sistersFramebridge www.framebridge.com Use promo code satsistersFor info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian's online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.comFor all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolanBuy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon.Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Higher Ed ReWired
SAT: Rethinking College Admission Criteria

Higher Ed ReWired

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 22:12


In a sweeping decision amid the height of the pandemic, universities across the nation decided to remove the SAT/ACT as an admission requirement and go test-optional. In the absence of this tool, institutions have been forced to rethink their approach to admissions and take a holistic look at the students who apply.Higher Ed Rewired spoke with Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UCLA, David Holmes, the executive director of the Character Collaborative, Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, and Angel B. Pérez of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. They share their research and experience on how this decision has affected admission at test-optional institutions and what this may look like for the future of enrollment management for higher education.   If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It will help bring new listeners in to learn more about student success efforts occurring across the country. Higher Ed ReWired  is produced by California State University. 

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast
The Ivy League Admit's Mindset

Ivy League Prep Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 16:16


My students in the Ivy League Challenge are often surprised when I share stories about how 'normal' and 'real' many of my peers at Harvard were. I find that many high school students put Harvard students on a pedestal. But what I wish everyone understood, is that these students were not born differently than you and your friends. They weren't bitten by radioactive spiders or anything like that.My peers at Harvard, for the most part, were 'normal' students, just like you. What makes them great, actually, are just two things:1) they have healthy mindsets around who they are and what they deserve2) they have clarified their missionReally, just those two things. Because of their healthy mindsets, they approach challenges differently than others. For example, when they face a difficulty, they don't see it as a problem, they are more likely to see it as a challenge to be overcome. And they have a mission-- something that ties their energy together, that focuses their attention, so that they can solve real problems in the real world. Listen in to discover six of the most common limiting beliefs I hear from middle school and high school students. 1) I just don't have enough time2) I'm just not that disciplined3) I'm not in control of my time4) Highly productive students are just born that way5) I tried before and it just didn't work 6) I totally agree that I need to work on my mindset, I'll get to that later when I have more timeCheck out the Ivy League Challenge hereGet my guide for middle school students here

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
Value and ROI of a Liberal Arts College; Early Round Results

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 55:30


Wondering why you might want to consider a liberal arts college? Tune in this week for our thoughts on the benefits and the potential return on investment you can see from a liberal arts degree. Office Hours this week features early round results and advice for turning to regular decision.

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
Office Hours: On Running, Expanding College Admissions, and How Banks Can Boost Their Brands

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 22:26


Scott answers a question about whether On Running is a good long-term investment after its recent IPO. He then shares his thoughts on how legacy banks can keep up in an increasingly digitized financial system, and why universities with big brands need to let in more students, not fewer.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Find Your Passion Career Podcast
FYPC058: Dr. Aviva Legatt, Elite Admissions Expert and Founder of Ivy Insight

Find Your Passion Career Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 20:17


Dr. Aviva Legatt is the Elite Admissions expert, founder of Ivy Insight, and host of College Admission's Real Talk podcast. She helps consult undergraduate elite college applications. Her motto is: Get In and Get Real! Dr. Aviva's fresh perspective helps students get real and get what they want! When we hide our authentic selves from the world, the right opportunities may hide from us. Dr. Aviva advises to show up as your authentic self. “If we're showing up the way that we are, then the right opportunities will appear. Verses, if we're just trying to put all of our chess pieces in play and check all the boxes. Then we may not end up in the right place.” To hear Dr. Aviva's advice and learn how to find the career path that fits you, download my podcast interview with Dr. Aviva here on iTunes!

The Indicator from Planet Money
The College Admissions 'Melt' Down

The Indicator from Planet Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 8:58


What is "melt" and why are college admissions departments sweating over it this year?