Admissions Leaders Are Conflicted

As longtime readers of our college admissions blog know well, we believe “test-optional” policies are essentially meaningless. These policies, as we’ve asserted over the years from atop our soapbox in admissions, are designed to ease restrictions on applicants and ultimately to encourage them to apply — even if they don’t … 

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The Gospel According to Admissions Officers

“But an admissions officer said so.” It’s a popular refrain we hear from students and parents. Maybe the admissions officer told you that their university doesn’t take into account financial need when weighing your case for admission. Maybe the admissions officer told you that if your high school doesn’t offer … 

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