This week, we learned that elite universities expect to enroll more diverse freshman classes next fall, an admissions director shared how the pandemic changed the admissions selection process this year, and Expert Admissions announced a new three-week writing program (thanks to your feedback!), set for this summer.
Early data suggests that many elite universities admitted a higher proportion of traditionally underrepresented students this year than ever before. In the wake of this summer’s protests and with test-optional admissions policies in place, colleges brought in a more diverse Class of 2025.
NPR highlighted the ways the pandemic changed the admissions process this cycle. They spoke with the Director of Admissions at UC Santa Barbara for the inside scoop (hint: essays mattered more than ever).
The admissions process can often cause stress for students, but now it’s up to students to make their final decisions about where they’ll enroll (feels pretty good, right?). With the tables turned, colleges are now feeling the stress.
West Point is eliminating a program that provided a second chance to cadets who violated the honor code that’s central to its mission. This move comes after 73 cadets were accused of cheating on a calculus exam last spring. Of those accused, 51 have to repeat a full year at the academy, two others will have to repeat half a year, and eight will be expelled.
And it might seem early, but it’s time for juniors to start thinking about which teachers might write their letters of recommendation. Check out our blog post to get some tips!
In good news, we’re hosting another webinar with our writing specialists next week, this time focusing on how to properly use and cite sources in your academic writing. Expert Admissions is also offering three-week writing programs this summer. We have four start dates (two in July and two in August). Please reach out if you’d like more information.