Colleges mislead high school student into applying

Numerous reports are coming out with reports that many colleges and universities are recruiting applicants who have no chance of being accepted to their institution. The goal of the colleges is to reduce their acceptance rate, making them appear to be more selective. This process hurts students who may pay substantial application fees to institutions where they have no change of acceptance, bruising their confidence and steering them away from realistic college choices.

So beware of enticements to apply to institutions where your SAT/ACT scores and grades indicate you are unlikely to be accepted.


For Sale: SAT-Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity

By Douglas Belkin (11/5/19)
For 47 cents, the College Board will sell an individual’s information, feeding admissions frenzy

Source: Financial Planning for Women