Poking Holes in Legacy Admission

Hey hey, ho ho, legacy admission has got to go. From atop our soapbox in college admissions, we’ve been calling for an end to the practice of legacy admission for many years. But we are also not naive. Rather, we recognize that legacy admission offers distinct advantages to our nation’s … 

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Legacy Admissions in Colorado

Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a university’s alumni base, is under attack in the state of Colorado. This week, a bill that would prohibit the consideration of legacy status at Colorado’s state-supported institutions, was introduced before the Colorado General Assembly. It’s a bill … 

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Legacy Admission Has Got To Go

The practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions to the children and grandchildren of a school’s alumni base is a practice that is an anachronism in this young century. And it’s not one of those cute anachronisms like a typewriter on a mahogany executive desk (with an iPhone conspicuously charging … 

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