In today’s episode, I focus on how 9th and 10th graders (and their parents) will be affected by COVID-19. I provide a macro-level analysis on the state of competition for in-state colleges and universities as well as tactical advice on what to do to counter the surge in selectivity. I also opine on how the economic downturn will affect parents and colleges alike. This is a must-listen for parents and of rising 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th-graders (as well as their children).
Here is what I discuss in this episode:
0:01:38 June SAT canceled
0:03:23 Competition for in-state schools exploding
0:05:06 Private colleges get stingy
0:05:30 Colleges shutting down
0:05:52 Future of athletic scholarships
0:06:25 Students stay closer to home
0:06:46 Flight to familiar
0:06:47 Lowering admissions standards
0:07:45 The bottom line - more competition
0:08:06 A countervailing force?
0:08:40 Changing landscape of higher ed
0:09:20 Career shifts?
0:10:10 Is my career pandemic-proof?
0:10:42 Tactical considerations
0:11:08 What to do if money is now an issue?
0:12:20 Prospects for student-athletes
0:13:20 What about equivalency sports?
0:13:50 Bottom line with athletic scholarships
0:14:05 Dirty little secret = triple whammy
0:15:10 Wakeup call for kids
0:16:10 The gig is up
0:17:20 What should 9th and 10th graders do now
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil pBlack, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.