University of Delaware Computer Glitch Results in Erroneous Acceptances
March 16, 2011
Delaware admisions officials had an "oops" moment when 61 applicants received notices that they had been accepted, when in reality they had either been designated for the waiting list or rejected. Before the error was discovered, 12 of the students had registered for a campus information session and tour. Caught on their heels, admissions officials scheduled calls with each of the infamous 61, and pledged to re-read the applications if the waiting list comes into play. Surprisingly, this kind of event is uncommon, despite the electronic age and instant notification of admission decisions. That does little to soothe those applicants who received the email and registered for the information session and tour, making an already stressful college decision season more so.
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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
Did You Know?
Imagine only sending your best SAT scores to colleges and deleting the rest. Well, you can! Since March 2009 the College Board has offered Score Choice. You can choose one SAT sitting to send to colleges, and hide the rest. This also applies to SAT II Subject tests. Needless to say, college admissions officers have mixed feelings about the program. Some agree that it will take some pressure off high school students, while others will still demand that applicants submit all of their SAT or ACT scores. To read more click here.
Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market
March 31, 2011
Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>
Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus
March 27, 2011
New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>
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