Tagged: revamping college admissions
Representatives from 56 top colleges met at Harvard University yesterday to revamp the college admission process on the heels of a Harvard report titled “Turning the Tide.” The representatives of the 56 schools advocate placing less emphasis on standardized test scores and quantity of AP classes to instead focus more heavily on the quality of applicant involvement and community service.
Such an initiative will require collective action. Should a school slip in a key ranking because, for instance, it’s average SAT/ACT score slipped, the resolve behind this new movement will face one heck of a test. (That alone is worth getting the popcorn ready.)
But beyond that consideration, we’re interested to see if applicants with a deep involvement in one activity will be judged more favorably than another who dabbles in multiple, unrelated activities. (We think it will be the former.) And finally, since this new revamping is only going to affect the top colleges, will the rest of the nation’s colleges follow suit or will the “arms race” continue unabated for the vast majority of high schoolers who work hard to gain admission to a selective school outside this top tier?
Best of luck with your applications!
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So instead of spending time prepping for tests, high school kids can spend all their time on community service activities. WHat could possibly go wrong with this?
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