Apologies for the brief hiatus, but your trusty college admissions Weekly News Round-up team is back for two more weeks of juicy news. This week, we tackle SAT scandals and staying out of debt.
In line with its commitment to need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid, Harvard Law School will no longer collect deposits from admitted students who accept an admissions offer beginning with the Class of 2017.
This has been a dramatic week for college admissions with articles detailing the slightly shady internet stalking of admissions officers to discussions concerning race-based applications at Texas University to some thought-provoking questions raised by the supposedly thought-provoking questions on college supplements.
This week in college admissions news, affirmative action is back in action, the Common App is (still) struggling, and scandals abound!
Many private college admission counselors will craft a hand-tailored college list for their student clients—it’s one of the many perks of hiring an expert. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford their fees, and for this reason, the Crimson Admission Blog has compiled a guide to creating your very own college list.
Today might as well be Halloween, because we've got some scary facts coming your way about the Common App, family income's role in admission, and more. The treat to those tricks? College is cheaper than you think!
Despite several Harvard initiatives to recruit high-achieving, low-income students, the College’s early action program tends to advantage applicants from higher income brackets in the short run, a trend that is expected to “continue to be the case for the foreseeable future,” Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson in an interview Tuesday.
More than 500 colleges and universities accept The Common Application. The Common App's website had technical difficulties these past few weeks.
After several schools delayed their early application deadlines in response to technical glitches on the Common Application website, Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has decided against changing the date.
The undertaking, called The Harvard College Connection, will seek to provide students with information about their options for college and financial aid by emphasizing social media and other online communications methods.
If you haven’t seen the admissions office’s newest recruitment video, then you need to. Set to the ridiculously optimistic Ellie Goulding song "Anything Could Happen," the video will fill you with a rush of pride for fair Harvard, a rush that will last approximately until you remember the 300 pages of reading you have to get through by tomorrow. However, if you are an overenthusiastic high school student, the video is perfectly designed to spawn pangs of desire, crazed posts on College Confidential, and furious rewrites of that optional essay on the Common App supplement. Mission accomplished, I guess. But "Anything Could Happen" could just be the start. Ellie Goulding has quite the repertoire of upbeat, sonically happy songs that could make even the dullest admissions information seem like the most exciting thing in the world. Here are Flyby’s ideas for what the admissions office should work on next.
After watching the University’s new admissions video, current Harvard students themselves will wish they went to Harvard.
Students, in a library, possibly writing essays
This week in college admissions news, The Atlantic ponders the meaning of happiness (and asks why colleges care), the SAT essay section weathers a critique, and the Common App gets clarified.
The SAT essay posed a challenge to some students last weekend. Slate claims that the test's essay section teaches high school students bad writing.