Admissions Officers Spend 12 Minutes On Your Application & More News You Need to Know

  • Admissions officers spend 12 minutes reading your entire application. Make them count. [Business Insider]
  • How to prepare for the dreaded admissions interview. #1 tip: Don't forget to prepare thoughtful questions to ask them whose answers can't be found on the internet. [US News]
  • 20 insider do's & don'ts for getting into your dream college, from University of Rochester admissions officers themselves. Parents, no scrapbooking (!) or overbearing phone calls. Students, no rudeness or worn-out jeans in interviews. []
  • Student groups are protesting legacy admissions, which give a boost in accepting relatives of alumni—a practice that happens to about 75% of U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 universities.  [The Atlantic]
  • Are admissions officers themselves diverse enough? A 2014 report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that women, black and Latino admissions professionals see their representation in the field decline as positions become senior. [Chronicle of Higher Education]
  • How to make your MBA application shine even with a not-so-stellar background. [US News]
  • What to do if you're deferred or denied from early admission [US News]