While it is too early to know any specifics, one thing is certain, a change of personnel in a school's admissions office can create big changes for applicants, especially when it comes to a departing dean of admissions. Such is the case at the University of Pennsylvania,
where former Dean of Admissions Lee Stetson's absence is creating a lot of interest, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported today.
In recent years, Penn's incoming classes reflected Stetson's emphasis on early decision and its outreach to minorities.
"Anytime there's a change in leadership at an admissions office, emphasis changes," said college consultant David Petersam [of AdmissionsConsultants].
Petersam was among the admissions experts, both private and campus-based, who all noted
in the article that personnel transitions in key campus positions can usher in new policies and preferences regarding applicants.