DO ADMISSION PREDICTION WEBSITES WORK? DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN ASKS ADMISSIONSCONSULTANTS FOR
With admission prediction websites
becoming more popular, just how accurate are they? This
question was posed by Daily Pennsylvanian to
AdmissionsConsultants. If the website is simply asking
for grades and test scores and it's accurate, then it
can predict if an applicant will clear the academic
qualifications hurdle, which is the first of three
hurdles college applicants must clear for admission to
the selective schools. (Quite simply, an applicant with
a 2.0 GPA and a 900 SAT is smart enough to know that
they are not going to get into an Ivy League school and
won't apply there. The result is that over 80 per cent
of the applicants to the selective schools are capable
of handling the academic workload yet a small percentage
of these qualified applicants will be offered admission.
As David Petersam, president and founder of
AdmissionsConsultants explained in the article:
"It's not that simple. If it were, schools wouldn't have
admissions staffs. They would just use a computer," [David Petersam] said.
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