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YCBK20: How to Get to Know Colleges if You Don’t Have Time or Money to Visit

6/14/2018
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In this episode you will hear: Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com Every episode of Your College Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy visit 171answers.com and if you want to see what future episodes will cover just click the red button “See exactly what 171 Answers covers

Duration:00:54:02

YCBK19: How Your Kid Can Use College Reviews to Learn About the Schools on Their List

6/8/2018
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In the News: We’ll discuss how schools are manipulating the US News & World Report’s college rankings. Chapter 19 of 171 Answers: We talk about why and how your kid can use college reviews to learn more about the schools on their list. This week’s question asks how financial aid impacts students that take a gap year. Mark’s interview this week is with Carol Conchar of George Washington University to talk about the admissions process for theatre majors. Don’t forget to send your...

Duration:00:47:33

YCBK18: A New Approach to Find Colleges that are Interested in Your Kid

5/31/2018
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In the News: We’ll discuss an article that reviews studies that show students at test optional schools are achieving academic success. Chapter 18 of 171 Answers: We talk about a great way to learn about new colleges that may be interested in your kid as an applicant. This week’s question is from a mom who wants to know the purpose of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how it is used. Mark’s interview this week is with Deb Shaver, Dean of Admissions at Smith College...

Duration:00:44:00

YCBK17: How to use a college’s website to know whether to keep that school on your college list.

5/25/2018
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In the News: 14 Summer Activities to boost your kids college application Chapter 16 of 171 Answers: We talk through some important factors that you and your kid should have for the colleges on their list. This week’s question segment will discuss how important is it for students to take the ACT or the SAT with writing. This week, Mark interviews Lauren Stenson, a recent high school graduate. Lauren speaks directly to students and parents by sharing what she did well and what she did...

Duration:00:48:11

YCBK16: Important factors to consider when creating a college list.

5/17/2018
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In the News: We’ll discuss an article that outlines 6 ways that your kid should be working with their college counselor. Chapter 16 of 171 Answers: We talk through some important factors that you and your kid should have for the colleges on their list. This week’s question segment will cover bonus content from our last few episodes. This week, Mark interviews Cassandra Stark who shares a wonderful overview of how Collegegreenlight.com helps underrepresented students in the college...

Duration:00:49:03

YCBK15: Using Cost Calculators to Ensure You Can Afford the Colleges on Your Kid’s List

5/10/2018
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In the News: We’ll discuss an article that talks about a creative strategy that some college applicants are using to increase their chances of acceptance. Chapter 15 of 171 Answers: We talk about making sure that you can afford all of the schools on your kid’s college lists. This week’s question is from a mom who wants to know if it’s worth completing the FAFSA application if they are not going to qualify for financial aid. Get ready for Part 2 of Mark’s interview with Howard...

Duration:00:45:25

YCBK 14: The Importance of Having Financial Match Schools on Your Kid’s College List

5/3/2018
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In the News: We’ll review an article found in the US News & World Report that talks about the growing trend among colleges and universities offering 2nd-semester admissions to applicants. Chapter 14 of 171 Answers: We talk through the importance making sure your kid only puts affordable colleges on their list. This week’s question is from a mom who needs to know what can be done to make over $140,000 in Parent PLUS loans more manageable. We have a special interview this week with Howard...

Duration:00:47:19

YCBK 13: The Range of Schools That Should Be on Your Kid’s College List

4/26/2018
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In the News: We’ll review an article found in the Washington Post (hyper link to https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/01/29/why-so-many-college-students-decide-to-transfer/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.06587ca4abc3) that gives the reasons why so many college students are transferring after their first semester in college, and what can be done to minimize this from happening to your kid. Chapter 13 of 171 Answers: We talk through the range, or types, of schools that should...

Duration:00:53:48

YCBK12: How Many Colleges Should Your Kid Apply To?

4/20/2018
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In the News: We’ll discuss an article that provides a compelling case for the need of colleges to overhaul how they evaluate student merit. Chapter 12 of 171 Answers: Many parents want to know how many colleges their kids should plan to apply to. This week’s question segment is dedicated to bonus content on the key topics from our last 5 episodes. Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: collegeboundquestions@gmail.com Every episode...

Duration:00:53:19

YCBK11: Understand How Colleges Evaluate Your Kid’s Application for Admission

4/13/2018
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In the News: We discuss the issues and concerns around high school grades getting higher and higher. Chapter 11 of 171 Answers: You need to know the two ways that colleges evaluate your kid’s application for admission. This week’s question is from a dad who wants to know how to relieve stress in the college process for kids and parents. Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: collegeboundquestions@gmail.com Every episode of Your...

Duration:00:42:12

YCBK10: A Challenge for Parents About Their Kid’s Career Path

4/6/2018
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In the News: We’ll review the pros and cons of borrowing from your 401k retirement plan to pay your kid’s college tuition. Chapter 10 of 171 Answers: We have a necessary conversation about parents that try to re-do their own lives through their kids in the college process. This week’s question asks how to communicate with a college that your kid wants to attend, after they have been wait-listed. Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process...

Duration:00:33:38

YCBK9: Necessary Job Skills for the Future

3/30/2018
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In the News: Student advocacy groups are pushing to eliminate a question on the FAFSA application that is causing students each year to lose access to federal funding because of a drug related conviction and that has disproportionately affects students of color. Chapter 9 of 171 Answers: Mark brings a forward-thinking perspective by highlighting the projection of employment experts. The projection states that for pre-kindergarten students now, two-thirds of the jobs that will exist when...

Duration:01:14:06

YCBK8: Using Internships and Shadow Days to Confirm Your Kid’s Career Interest

3/22/2018
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In the News: A university’s controversial move caused hundreds of students to get their offers revoked – targeting those that were most vulnerable in their applications. Chapter 8 of 171 Answers: Mark helps us determine how and why our kids need to identify internships and opportunities to shadow professionals. This week’s question is from a mom who needs to address her daughter’s anxiety in starting the college planning process, in what the daughter believes, to be too early.

Duration:00:34:48

YCBK7: How to Get the Job Your Kid Wants

3/15/2018
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In the News: Students should know the pros and cons of living both on and off campus. Chapter 7 of 171 Answers: Mark helps us determine how our kids should go about understanding the academic requirements and steps that it takes to achieve the careers that they are considering, and decide whether or not they would want to stick with that relevant major in college. This week’s question is from a mom who wants to know if merit and need based financial aid would be available for a family if...

Duration:00:35:54

YCBK6: The Salary Edition

3/8/2018
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In the News: Over 80% of students report that the reason they want to earn a degree is to get a job, but less than 20% of students are utilizing their college’s career service centers. An article ran in The Atlantic sites the reasons why students are not tapping their career centers, one being that kids often don’t know that they exist or how to fully use their services. Career centers should be meeting students where they are by engaging them through existing faculty and staff...

Duration:00:33:26

YCBK5: What a Day on that Job Could Really Look Like

3/1/2018
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In this week’s episode: In the News: We discuss an article written by a gentleman who completely diminishes the purpose and need for college visits by students and their families. Chapter 5 of 171 Answers: How Can the Internet Help Me Learn What a Typical Day Looks Like in the Career I’m Considering? We discuss not only how information is available for our kids to understand exactly what they’ll be experiencing on the jobs they're considering; but also the value in them understanding...

Duration:00:42:36

YCBK4: Knowing Where the Jobs Are

2/22/2018
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In this week’s episode: In the News: We examine both sides of former college president James Koch’s criticism of universities offering lavish amenities to draw in students, that in turn drives up the cost of tuition. Our second article covers the most frequently asked questions about the rolling admissions process. Chapter 4 of 171 Answers: What Free Resources Can I Use to Identify What The Best Jobs Will Be in the Future? One mistake people make is that they don’t take a look at...

Duration:00:33:46

YCBK3: Fill in the Blank, My Kid Really Enjoys…

2/10/2018
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In this week’s episode: In the News: Colleges are beginning to allow students to self-report their test scores, and this trend is saving families hundreds of dollars. We also discuss the results from the 2017 Survey of Admissions Directors and the pressure colleges face to enroll students. Chapter 2 of 171 Answers: How Can Self-inventory Help Me Assess Which Careers I will Find Fulfilling? We’re all a little guilty of trying to live out our dream careers through our kids. We talk...

Duration:00:49:22

YCBK2: Every Kid Has a Passion: Ways to Find Them

2/10/2018
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In this week’s episode… In the News: We discuss an article in The Washington Post that outlines how political moves out of Washington are affecting higher education, and where folks really need to be paying attention. From caps on student loan amounts to the looming end of the loan forgiveness program, all eyes should remain especially on Pell Grant legislation as proposed cuts could drastically impact thousands of students. Our second article this week deals with big data and its...

Duration:00:50:20

YCBK1: Defining Success, Careful Now!

2/10/2018
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In this week’s episode… In the News: Students should know that although most schools don’t monitor their applicants social media pages, offensive online behavior can be reported and schools will certainly investigate. Next, it is critical that parents and students know what mental health resources exist on their current or potential college campuses. Chapter 1 of 171 Answers: What Does it Really Mean to be Successful? Mark helps us define the success model that we should teach our...

Duration:00:38:19