October 29, 2012 - 2:18am
BY ADAM RUBENFIRE
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— MattSchlientz (@mattschlientz) October 26, 2012
Ted Spencer, executive director of undergraduate admissions appeared on NBC’s TODAY show Friday morning with two other admissions directors from John Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University. Spencer told host Savannah Guthrie that counselors look for “persistence” and “passion,” in high school extracurricular activities, as opposed to a large amount of activities. He said grades and ACT scores are important, but admissions officers have a holistic view of applications. See the interview below:
— Chronicle (@chronicle) October 26, 2012
Academically successful low-income students may not be applying to the right universities, the Chronicle for Higher Education reported Friday. At the College Board Forum in Miami, Stanford prof. Caroline Hoxby said 82 percent of “highly-qualified,” low-income students did not apply to colleges in which students with their similar background were successful. Hoxby found many low-income students also underestimated their qualifications, applying to lower-end schools when they could have been accepted to better schools.