U PENN'S DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN QUOTES
DAVID PETERSAM ON HARVARD'S MOVE TO DROP EARLY
AdmissionsConsultants founder and
president David Petersam was quoted in a September 13
Daily Pennsylvanian report on Harvard's decision
to end early admissions in the 2007-2008 application
Petersam was asked whether other selective colleges and universities
are likely to follow Harvard's example. Petersam
explained that dropping early admissions is an easier
step for Harvard to take than it would be for other
Petersam said that Harvard was the only school that could make such a dramatic change in admissions policy, as it is
unrivaled in its resources, political pull and prestige.
He added that because educational institutions tend to be slow in making changes, he expects early admission
across the country to be safe for at least five years.
Even if other colleges don't follow suit, Petersam said Harvard's decision has wide support because it is
thought that it will lead to a more diverse student body there.
To read more, see "Harvard Gives
Axe to Early Action," by Inna Lifshin, in the
September 13, 2006 Daily Pennsylvanian. The
Daily Pennsylvanian is the University of
Pennsylvania's independent student newspaper.
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