An Admissions Process Built for Racial Equity? This Report Imagines What It Would Look Like

"Ditch the ACT and SAT. End early decision. Abolish preferences for legacy applicants now. Critics of the admissions process have long demanded such changes in hopes of making the system more equitable for students," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. 

..."A report released on Wednesday by two prominent associations takes a broader view of what’s wrong with the admissions and financial-aid system by examining the complex process through the lens of racial equity. 'The effects of systemic racism,' the report says, 'touch every element of college admission — a process that, at its origin, was not fundamentally designed to promote equity.'"

..."The report, financed by the Lumina Foundation, was produced by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Its findings and recommendations were drawn from interviews with a panel of more than 20 admissions and financial-aid experts, as well as recent college applicants."

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Publication Date: 1/19/2022

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