Harvard and Princeton Early Programs

There’s been a great deal of reaction circulating with regard to Harvard and Princeton’s recent decisions to reinstate their Early admissions programs. In this editorial by a current Cornell student, Ruby Perlmutter dissects why she thinks the decisions of Harvard and Princeton reflect an elitism that counters Harvard and Princeton’s … 

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The Harvard and Princeton Admission Spin

Harvard and Princeton’s announcement this past Thursday that they will be re-instituting Single-Choice Early Action programs for the Class of 2016, after they announced the elimination of similar programs in 2006, came as no surprise in the world of competitive college admissions. And neither did their PR spin. For years, … 

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What Goes Around Comes Around

In the fall of 2007, the University of Virginia and Princeton University dropped their binding Early Decision plans and Harvard eliminated Early Action. Now three years later, the University of Virginia will be implementing an Early Action plan for its applicants next fall and hopes to receive between 12,000 and 15,000 … 

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Princeton and Early Decision

There’s an interesting article posted February 8, 2007 on “News@Princeton” by Cass Cliatt: “Princeton sets third consecutive applications record.” In Princeton University’s last Early Decision class, (at least for right now), another new record has been set. Applications are up from last year 2 percent in Early Decision and 9% … 

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Will Colleges be Dropping Early Admissions Policies?

When colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia announced that they will be dropping their Early admissions programs, high school students, parents, and college counselors began to wonder if this was the beginning of a new trend in admissions and that perhaps more colleges were going to … 

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