Regroup After an Early Admission College Rejection

(US News) By Brian Witt — There are two potential advantages to early decision and early action. If it succeeds, you gain entry to your first-choice college with a single application. If not, you gain valuable data that will improve your regular admissions chances. If you fall into the second group and find yourself having to scramble, don’t […]

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Colleges should abandon early admissions? Really?

(Inside Higher Ed)  By Robert Massa —   Every year without fail, a well-respected educator comes out against early-admission programs, calling them “barriers to keep most low-income students out.” This year’s quote is from a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed by Harold O. Levy, a former chancellor of the New York City Public Schools and the executive director […]

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2,900 Admitted Early Action to Class of 2021

(The Heights)  By Connor Murphy — The Office of Undergraduate Admission admitted 2,900 students to the Boston College Class of 2021 in December, about 33 percent of a pool of 9,000. Last year’s early action acceptance rate was 32 percent, with a pool of about 8,500 applicants, marking a 5 percent increase this year in early applications. […]

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College Admissions Narrative: Early decision students to comprise 47 percent of class

(The Dartmouth) By Joyce Lee — The 555 students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of 2021 are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes. Aside from an increase in the number of applicants, Dartmouth’s early decision acceptance rate also increased […]

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Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges

( The Washington Post ) By Nick Anderson — A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America’s top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats. That tension is particularly evident in the eight prestigious Ivy League schools: […]

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