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Preparing for Power, Prep Schools and Higher Education - Cookson and Persell

Preparing for Power, Prep Schools and Higher Education - Cookson and Persell

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Preparing for Power: Prep Schools and Higher Education Peter W. Cookson, Jr. And Caroline Hodges Persell Elite colleges make admissions decisions through were through academic performance – until 1984 where they would consider character, personality and promise as well as scholarly attainments Legacy – having one or more parents or other relatives who attended the college to which one applies, is a decided bonus for admission PROFESSIONALISM AND PRIVATE POLICIES College advisors are well attuned to private college admissions and uses two major strategies – professionalizing their operation and using their political networks - public school resources are limited, thus limit their students to apply to six or seven - private boarding school students may file up to 15 – 24 applications the organization of the timetable prepare students and families for the distribution of knowledge on the process organize format and distribute questionnaires
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