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College Entrance Examination Board

This report represents the third phase in the College Board Admissions Models Project. The first two phases of the project are summarized in two monographs: "Toward a Taxonomy of the Admissions Decision-Making Process" (1999) identifies nine different philosophical approaches to admissions and related selection criteria; and "Best Practices in Admissions Decisions" (2002) builds on the Taxonomy and outlines various components of a best practices model for admissions decision-making. The purpose of this phase of the project was to examine exactly how institutions make admissions decisions. Information from more than 100 institutions, representing all levels of selectivity, forms the basis for this report. The following are appended: (1) Institutional Statements Regarding Admissions Policies and Institutional Enrollment Goals; (2) Summary of Application Components; (3) Sample Essay (or personal statement) Topics; (4) Factors that May Be Used in Making Admissions Decisions Based on internal evaluation guidelines; (5) What Colleges Tell Students about what They Look for; and (6) Tables from "Trends in College Admission 2000."

Descriptors: College Admission, Decision Making, Models, Undergraduate Students, Admission Criteria, Supply and Demand, Evaluation Methods

College Entrance Examination Board. Available from: College Board. 250 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281. Tel: 212-713-8000; e-mail: research[at]collegeboard.org; Web site: http://research.collegeboard.org





Author: Rigol, Gretchen W.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7032&id=ED562589



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