Can higher ed self-regulate our admissions side doors?

Can higher ed self-regulate our admissions side doors, or does the fed need to step in?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, recent stories of admissions fraud have supported a populist sense of injustice in regards to higher ed admissions policies.

From donor parents, to student athletes, and friends of Board members, the gray area in these exceptions to the traditional admission process can rightfully cause alarms. But inherent in admittance decisions is the gray – especially from institutions with essay, reference and personal interview components.

The takeaway? If our institutions don’t do a better job creating more universal standards, public outcry may force the fed to step in and create them.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.