You Can’t Handle the Truth: Secrets of College Admissions

You may have heard the saying, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” Does that advice apply to admissions decisions as well? Amy and Mike invited college admissions expert Parke Muth to reveal the real secrets of college admissions. Can you handle the truth?

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is the truth about diversity in college admissions?
  2. Why are many colleges concerned about their institutional viability?
  3. Do full pay candidates have an advantage in admissions?
  4. Should the application process elicit as much stress as it does?
  5. Are the SAT & ACT relevant in admissions anymore?

MEET OUR GUEST

Parke Muth has worked in education for over 35 years. Most of the time he served as a Dean at the University of Virginia in the admission office and in the English Department. He now works with companies, schools, families, and students across the world but mostly focusing on Asia where he spends about 1/2 of the year.

While at Virginia, Parke was, among other things, Director of Selection and Recruitment of Honors Scholars, Director of Application Assessment Training, and Director of International Admission. He’s been serving for over 25 years as a member of the Jefferson Scholars selection committee. This four-year, full scholarship is among the most elite programs in the United States. Parke also serves as an advisor for the Ron Brown Scholars Program, an elite scholars program that provides financial support and leadership training, networking, and career services for underprivileged black students.

Because of his experiences in admissions, Parke is a highly sought-after speaker He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg, Associated Press, NBC, etc. He has had over 6 million people read his responses on the website Quora.com. He also has a blog with over 4000 pages of content, all free, no ads or promotions: https://onlyconnectparke.blogspot.com/

Find Parke at parkemuth@gmail.com.

LINKS

A Few Good Men “You Can’t Handle the Truth”
Confessions of an Admissions Officer
Regrets of an Admissions Officer

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