Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too

(New York Times) By Anemona Hartocollis. As the frenzied college application season draws to a close, and students across the country mull their choices, many colleges are trumpeting that it was the most selective year ever. But high school guidance counselors and admissions experts say the heightened competition has turned the process into a anxiety-ridden […]

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Top colleges put thousands of applicants in wait-list limbo, and some won’t admit any

(The Washington Post) By Nick Anderson. Students applying to top colleges crave to hear “yes!” when decisions roll out in March and brace themselves for “no.” But huge numbers get a vague answer that is neither admission nor denial — a tantalizing “maybe” — with an invitation to join a wait list. Wait-list offers far […]

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