Are Recommendation Letters a Form of Discrimination?

"If you are applying to the University of California, Los Angeles, you can’t submit a letter of recommendation," according to Inside Higher Ed

..."David Hawkins, chief education and policy officer of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, said 80 percent of colleges that participated in a recent NACAC survey said letters of recommendation were important (although they differed on how important), and only 20 percent of colleges said they played no important role. But letters of recommendation are the subject of increasing scrutiny in admissions, he said.

A report last month from NACAC and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators suggested that colleges rethink their entire admissions and financial aid processes to focus more on equity issues."

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Publication Date: 2/22/2022

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