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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Apr 30, 2023

Equipping college admissions and financial professionals with the knowledge to facilitate smart choices about higher education with college counselor Julie Spak.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What exactly is the National College Affordability Group (NCAG)?

  2. What is the history and mission...

Apr 28, 2023

AC/DC famously established that it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll, but even they probably had no idea how true that could be even when applying to music schools and programs. Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Christine Gangelhoff to clarify admissions considerations for musicians.


Apr 25, 2023

We all spend the majority of our youth chasing acceptable grades or coping with the ramifications of unacceptable ones. Isn’t it odd that we invest so much objective importance into such subjective measures? Amy and Mike invited professor and author Laura Link to clarify the problem with grades.

What are five things...

Apr 21, 2023

The SAT has been through so many changes over nearly a century of assessment, but the current transition to a digital adaptive platform represents an ambitious departure from what test takers are used to. How did the first official international administration of the new test go, and what should students, educators, and...

Apr 18, 2023

Every meaningful challenge can be prepared and practiced for, which tends to mean that challengers vie for the best outcomes. Whether you’re competing against yourself or others, you have to put in the effort. Amy and Mike invited educator Steven Menking to explore the importance of a competitive mindset in testing.