Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Lucy* ’18 sat with her friend in a near-empty McDonald’s, silently sipping her drink. As she refreshed her email, her heart sank. The word “rejection” flashed across the screen, informing her that she had just been denied from her dream school. “I felt really disappointed and confused,” Lucy said. “I was just thinking, ‘why, why, […]

Deans consider new early admissions policy

The deans may institute a policy next year that would require Harvard-Westlake students to treat any Single-Choice Early Action application to Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Stanford as an Early Decision application. This would mean that the school would not support any additional applications by students accepted early to any of these four colleges and would […]

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

In the competitive nature of the school, we make decisions every day about how much we want our peers to know about our academic records, but that gets taken away from us once we graduate. In each of the dean offices, big black binders sit on bookshelves with pages titled by the name of the […]

Turnovers in college admissions offices prompt questions about matriculation

By Esther Zuckerman Dean Beth Slattery was surprised to find out that Lee Stetson, the long-time dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, who signed her letter of acceptance to the school, would not return to the university for another year, after saying that he would. Stetson’s departure is one of two major turnovers […]