Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
Sponsored by the Glenbard Parent Series (GPS).
The pandemic has upended the college search for many high-school students. And while some old rules of the admissions game no longer apply, teenagers are still competing on the same playing field. Drawing on research from two years spent inside the admissions process—including sitting beside application readers at three selective schools—this talk from Jeff Selingo helps students, parents, and school staff better understand the shifting landscape and what it takes to get into a top college. Gain helpful insight on why admissions is less about admitting the brightest students and more about a college’s priorities and the “shaping” of an admissions class. Learn more about this “shaping” process and discover how to approach your college search so that your student ends up with the best academic, social, and financial fit in a campus.
Selingo is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, College (Un)Bound and There Is Life After College. For more than 20 years, he has provided insight and practical advice to students, parents, educators, and academic leaders about the inner workings of colleges and universities and what’s next for higher education. Jeff’s third book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was released in 2020. As both an observer of higher education and an insider with academic appointments at two universities, Jeff occupies a unique position to explain higher education’s critical and influential role in the world economy. He writes regularly for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and is co-host of the podcast, FUTURE U.
This event is free to all and will be presented virtually. The link will be posted here when available to log in to this webinar from your computer, tablet or phone.