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Using Social Intelligence Data to Revolutionize College Admissions

As more students graduate from high school each year, more inevitably apply to college. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “Between the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 admission cycles, the number of applications from first-time freshmen increased 6 percent.” So what does that increase mean for our future scholars? More applicants means a more competitive college admissions process. And therein lies the challenge. For decades, colleges have admitted students based almost exclusively on academic performance — most [...]

2017-08-17T14:35:48+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Admissions|0 Comments

A college admissions dean learns something new as his son starts looking at schools

By Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post Ken Anselment is dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Now his son is a high school junior and the college search is on, giving him a different admissions experience. Anselment says he is learning something new about college admissions, specifically about the come-ons from companies to families promising to help them through the admissions process — for a fee. In this post, he warns families and high [...]

2017-08-16T15:37:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments

Rethinking College Admissions

By Frank Bruni for the New York Times Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges. And little by little, those colleges have made tweaks. But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give. The best evidence is a report to be released on Wednesday. I received an advance copy. Titled “Turning the Tide,” it’s the work primarily of the Harvard Graduate School [...]

2017-08-17T10:03:37+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments