Quoted in the Chronicle

I’m very pleased to have been quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education today. The article was about another sad company that leeches off the desperation of the insecure classes by selling what it purports to be “complete” applications of students who have been accepted to their college of choice. You can read the article here.

I’ve also been busy commenting on some entries in Jacques Steinberg’s blog, The Choice, in the New York Times. Not that you need to read my comments, but there have been several good entries there this week, including one from the dean of admission at Middlebury College about how test scores rarely tip the scales one way or another. I’m hoping that’s a trial balloon for further discussion about making scores optional among the prominent liberal arts colleges. We’ll see!

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About Will Dix

I am currently writing a book about college admission. I'm interested in the intersection of the college process and American culture. I attended Amherst College in the 1970s, taught high school English and theater at The Hill School in the '80s, returned to Amherst in the '90s as an admission dean, and began the '00s as a college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. I then joined Chicago Scholars as Program Director. Currently, I blog about college admission for Forbes.com. I also help community organizations serving low income students understand the college admission process so more students can consider gaining access to higher education. I have a few private college counseling clients that I take by referral only. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone.
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