A few days ago, I was going back and forth with a parent in my Application Nation - Class of 2022 Facebook group about why some colleges view summer programs as a privileged opportunity, and thus, not as ideal as many families believe.
It was then that the mom pointed out that attending a private high school is a privilege, yet colleges have been admitting students from private high schools at higher rates for decades. It seemed like a major contradiction to her. She asked, "Am I missing something?" No. Not at all.
The college admissions process is plagued by contradictions. In fact, colleges have many unspoken rules that they rarely share, which makes it difficult for students to know what can help or hurt them in the admissions process. I am here to break down the policies and give you clear advice when it comes to these mixed messages.
1. High School Favoritism
2. Pre-Screening of Athletes
3. Pay-to-Play Summer Programs
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