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Do colleges actually evaluate applicants?

In this week's Doing College, expert adviser Elizabeth LaScala discusses the various ways colleges and universities evaluate potential students.

From grades to standardized test scores and essay quality, LaScala debunks various evaluation systems.

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Posted by Crista andrews, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Let's not forget that even better than legacy is minority (however not Asian) status. Every spring high school seniors get a sharp dose of reality when they see who gets accepted into some colleges regardless of their grades, project completion or class behavior. Checking the right box can get the acceptance letter-


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