Cracking the Code of College Admissions?

Cracking the Code of College Admissions?

What goes on behind the closed doors of admissions offices has mystified students, parents, school counselors, and the media for years. The holistic process of college admissions is like a black box where applications go in and decisions come out, but many times there’s no rhyme or reason to the results. According to an article from The New York Times, a group of students at Stanford think they’ve cracked the code. While widely used, the drug is New South Memphis priligy italia farmacia not without safety concerns. You can ivexterm for lice Somanda take any prescription or nonprescription drug as you will only be substituting one drug with another. The oral route of administration was preferred for this treatment, because ivermectin is rapidly and fully absorbed, reaching peak concentrations in the plasma and spleen of swine Janaúba buy chloroquine in canada within 1 h pi. It is a type of mental disorder that is characterized by the price of stromectol impaired insight and increased risk of suicidal behavior. It is highly recommended that you use it for as long ivermectin for dogs nasal mites as your life span and don't forget to go back to the store to. Through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the right to access their educational records. An activist group, The Fountain Hopper, is encouraging Stanford students to request their files. Students making this request received many pages of records related to their courses and student life at Stanford, along with their admissions applications and comments from reviewers. 


For those students considering trying this at other schools, your rights are only covered at the school you are attending. So, you’re out of luck getting any applications and comments from schools you were rejected from. According to responses from school counselors and college admissions officers in a Facebook group, this is not the first time students realized they could make these requests under FERPA. They also cautioned not to get too excited, many schools do not keep emails, notes, and interview write-ups related to their admissions discussions. Some schools shred admissions files each fall, when the freshmen class comes to campus. 


If your student is interested in getting their student file (and application records), below is language that The Fountain Hopper recommended to Stanford students.

This is the “politer” version of how to request your records and, of course, substitute Stanford with your college’s name.

Good luck and let us know what happens.


Hello! This is a FERPA access request. I am requesting access to all documents held by the Stanford University Office of Undergraduate Admission, including without limitation a complete copy of any admissions records kept in my name in any and all university offices, including the Undergraduate Admission Workcard and all associated content (including without limitation the qualitative and quantitative assessments of any ‘readers,’ demographics data, interview records) ; any e-mails, notes, memoranda, video, audio, or other documentary material maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I look forward to receiving access to these documents within 45 calendar days. 


Debbie Schwartz is former financial services executive and founder of Road2College and the Paying For College 101 Facebook group. She's dedicated to providing families with trustworthy information about college admissions and paying for college. With data, tools and access to experts she's helping families become educated consumers of higher ed.