Who Gets In and Why:
A Year Inside College Admissions
by Jeffrey Selingo, special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University, co-host of the podcast, FutureU.
Scribner (September 15, 2020)
While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted.
Book group meetings:
- Tuesday, April 13: Introduction and Part 1 “Fall: Recruitment Season” (chapters 1 & 2)
- Tuesday, April 27: Part 2 “Winter: Reading Season” (chapters 3-7)
- Tuesday, May 18: Part 3: “Spring: Decision Season” (chapters 8-10 and Conclusion)
Zoom link to be sent to registrants
Facilitators: Christopher Tassava, Director of the Grants Office, Art Rodriguez, VP and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Jeff Snyder, Associate Professor of Educational Studies