College applications on Midmorning

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The program:

Inside college admissions

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Broadcast: Midmorning, 12/14/2010, 9:06 a.m.

St. Paul, Minn. — Many college applications are due at the end of the year, and most students have saved the dreaded essay and resume of activities for last.

Midmorning discusses the undergraduate application process: how to navigate it, and whether the current admissions criteria can tell you if a student is worthy of attending a college.


  • Jacques Steinberg: education correspondent for the New York Times.

  • Frank Sachs: Past president of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. He is a college counselor at the Blake School in Minneapolis.