More Level Playing Field

Really college-admissions1happy to see this article in the New York Times about the United States’ most selective universities – including all the Ivy’s – working together to provide guidance to 9th and 10th grade students about what it takes to be admitted. Basically, the schools are sharing the cost of a website which will explain what students should do to put themselves in a position for competitive admission. This sort of guidance has traditionally been available to students at private schools, who often benefit from full-time college advisers. Other students, including those with significant academic potential, have been at a disadvantage. Many promising young students haven’t known which courses to take, and which co-curricular activities are viewed most favorably by selective schools.

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