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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Harvard Ditches Early Admission

Harvard has done away with its early admission program, saying it puts wealthier and upper/middle class students at an advantage.

"Early admission programs tend to advantage the advantaged," [Harvard's prez] said in a statement issued by the university. "Students from more sophisticated backgrounds and affluent high schools often apply early to increase their chances of admission, while minority students and students from rural areas, other countries, and high schools with fewer resources miss out.

I still don't understand why this indicates that lower income students are disadvantaged. The article later goes on to say that students engaging in the early admission program don't have the opportunity to compare financial aid packages, but COME ON. IT'S HARVARD.

Plus, I don't know about you guys, but I knew *exactly* what my financial aid situation was waaaaay before the summer after my senior year of high school.