To the thousands of students grappling with a recent rejection from an Ivy League or similarly selective university, the college admissions process can seem unfair. And guess what? They’re right. The competition among the highly selective universities to recruit what amounts to a virtual handful of students leads to a purposeful lack of transparency in their admissions practices. This opacity encourages among families unrealistic expectations, undue stress, and, for the vast majority of applicants, eventual disappointment. Is this anxiety and heartbreak simply a natural consequence of a brutally selective process? No, says College Coach’s Ian Fisher. In his 3-part series on the Huffington Post, Ian explores the recruitment practices of the most elite colleges and proposes solutions to the pressure-cooker of Ivy League admissions. Check out Ian’s series here:
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