The debate on auctioning off seats for college

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • What’s the debate behind auctioning off seats in college admissions?
  • What happened when someone bought a fake college admissions essay online and submitted it to four admissions officers?
  • What’s the surprising tool that’s helping high school seniors choose their colleges?

April 1, 2019 — A Harvard Management Company official suggested auctioning off seats in college admissions, stirring debate on equity and access.
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