When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

(How Stuff Works ) By Julia Layton — Millions of college-bound high-school seniors, from across the United States, just lost interest in school. January was a milestone on the traditional path to higher learning. For most U.S. colleges, applications were due. Early-decision candidates, who applied back in November, found out if they’re attending their first-choice schools. After […]

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Harvard Admissions Officers Rarely Consider Applicants’ Social Media

(The Harvard Crimson) By Brittany N. Ellis — A Harvard student may have invented Facebook, but the Admissions Office remains skeptical of the value of reviewing social media profiles in applications to the College. Recently, articles in media outlets such as the New York Times and Forbes have speculated whether it can be advantageous to […]

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Many Colleges Don’t Put Testing Requirements to the Test

(The Chronicle of Higher Education) By Eric Hoover– Any student who sweats through the ACT or SAT has reason to ask why such examinations are even necessary. Some colleges, it seems, can offer a more convincing explanation than others. Although most four-year institutions require standardized tests, only half (51 percent) measure how well test scores […]

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In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

Camille G. Caldera and Sahar M. Mohammadzadeh (Harvard Crimson) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday. The filing — submitted months after a trial in the case […]

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An Inside Look at the Harvard Admissions Process

BY DELANO R. FRANKLIN AND MOLLY C. MCCAFFERTY, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the coming months, tens of thousands of Harvard hopefuls around the globe will grit their teeth, cross their fingers, and click “Submit” on applications to attend the world’s top-ranked university. The vast majority will fail. Harvard — the second-most selective four-year college in […]

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