America’s Holistic College Admissions Process

Over the years, some of our international clients have asked us why America’s college admissions system is not based purely on grades and test scores. When posed this question, we describe the merits of the holistic admissions process. We make clear that if America’s highly selective universities admitted students based … 

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Holistic College Admission

We came across an editorial in “The Stanford Daily” entitled “Holistic admissions undermine a meritocracy” written by Gitika Nalwa that we figured we’d share with the readers of our college admissions blog. While Nalwa makes some interesting points, a number of inaccuracies are also peppered in the op-ed that we are … 

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Holistic College Admissions

There was an article recently in “The Atlantic” entitled “The False Promise of ‘Holistic’ College Admissions” written by Phoebe Maltz Bovy that we wanted to draw to your attention. In the piece, Bovy essentially argues that holistic college admissions isn’t right, that admissions officers are essentially “passing judgement” on students … 

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