The Early Admissions Game: Joining the Elite, With a New Chapter
Harvard University Press, Jul 1, 2009 - Education - 400 pages
Each year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors compete in a game they’ll play only once, whose rules they do not fully understand, yet whose consequences are enormous. The game is college admissions, and applying early to an elite school is one way to win. But the early admissions process is enigmatic and flawed. It can easily lead students toward hasty or misinformed decisions.
1 The History of Early Admissions
2 The State of the Game
What Do Applicants Understand about Early Admissions?
The Admissions Voyage
5 The Truth about Early Applications
Strategies of Colleges Counselors and Applicants
7 Advice to Applicants
Early Admissions 2004
Median SAT1 Scores and Early Application Programs at Various Colleges
Tables and Figures
The Essence of the Game and Some Possible Reforms