#077 – On this episode, we begin by reading a very kind and warm review that was given to our podcast by a parent who is a listener.
Towards the end of the review, she asked whether we could talk about college interviews.
Jankel and I talked about our plans to talk about that subject on the next episode. But in the meantime, we went over three very important and very commonly asked questions during college interviews.
Additionally, we mentioned the importance of sprinkling in information about your accomplishments to the interviewer during the interview, and the need to have questions prepared ahead of time for the interviewer.
We then begin the episode by presenting some of the changes brought on by COVID-19 to the college admission process of many colleges and universities, including the fact that a great many of them became Test Optional.
We talk about the meaning of that term, and we answer the question of whether the college admission process is easier now that SAT or ACT scores are not required at Test Optional schools.
We continue the episode uncovering the meaning of Test Flexible, and Test Blind or Test Free schools.
You will be surprised to hear how some of these schools give applicants more control of the process of applying for admission.
Links used on this episode:
Georgia Institute of Technology: SAT and ACT Test score to be required for the 2022 Admission Cycle
Forbes Magazine Article: “University of California Eliminates The SAT And ACT While Hundreds Of Colleges Stay Test-Optional”
Georgetown University Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Student Profile for 2020
FairTest, a website from The National Center for Fair and Open Testing: Updated list of more than 1815, 4-year ,accredited colleges and universities, that are Test Optional
Khan Academy: Free SAT prep course
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