Redesigning College Applications Around Inclusion


College admissions is a billion-dollar business characterized by exclusivity and built on a false assumption. The majority of U.S. colleges admit at least two-thirds of applicants, which means that students have much more opportunity to pursue higher education than the narrative suggests. What if we redesigned the admissions process to put the power in students’ hands? This panel will bring together admissions experts to discuss a game-changing approach that is revolutionizing the process.

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  1. Explore the historic false assumptions around exclusivity and competitiveness that college admissions is based on.
  2. Evaluate the impact of a new approach that admits students directly into college, no application required.
  3. Identify the ways in which new approaches to college admissions can help to build a more just, equitable system that helps more people attend college.



Ben Watsky, VP and Chief of Staff, Whiteboard Advisors

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