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)

4:30-6:00pm
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


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