Some Elite Colleges Review an Application in 8 Minutes (or Less)
With so many applying, fewer schools have one person read a whole application; plowing through 500 files in a day
By Melissa Korn
As application numbers surge, admissions officers at some elite colleges say they don’t have time to read an entire file.
Instead, staffers from more schools—including the Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice University and Bucknell University in Pennsylvania—now divvy up individual applications. One person might review transcripts, test scores and counselor recommendations, while the other handles extracurricular activities and essays.
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