We talk to the authors of a new book, "The Truth About College Admission: The Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together." As college admission professionals, they see how the college search process has turned into a grim pressure cooker, when it should offer a positive opportunity for growth and self-discovery. They also push back on many common beliefs, such as the notion of a "perfect" school and the value of college rankings.
Air date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Brennan Barnard - co-author of "The Truth About College Admission" and director of college counseling at the Derryfield School.
- Rick Clark - co-author of "The Truth About College Admission" Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The NHHEAF Network organizations are the largest source for college funding within New Hampshire and help New Hampshire families plan and pay for college.
Collegepoint offers free virtual college advising for high school students.
College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.
ScholarMatch includes college counseling and online tools for students through college graduation, with a network of volunteers and donors.
Strive for College connects aspiring college students with free online mentoring through the college admissions and financial aid application process.
Frank Bruni's book is "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania."