Who gets into competitive universities? What does it take? Look at some case studies Thursday, Sept. 6 at Arcadia High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District. The event, which begins at 6:30pm, is called “Selective Admissions Case Studies: Who Gets In and Why” and is presented by Tufts University.
Participants will learn how applications are evaluated, understand the components of an application and discover the priorities of a selective admissions process.
Arcadia High School is located at 4703 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. To register for the event, click here.
Email Benjamin Esparza of Tufts University with questions about the event.
In 2009, William R. Fitzsimmons, Harvard University dean of admissions and financial aid, answered questions from parents about the admission process at Harvard. His five-part series, which ran on the New York Times blog The Choice, dealt with, among other topics, how to choose candidates from a stellar pool of applicants, how to handle “helicopter parents,”, the importance of recommendation letters, what Harvard looks for in essays and whether Harvard prefers students from public or private schools. Fitzsimmons says they have no preference.