TOP STORY: Why do colleges aggressively recruit applicants just to turn them down?

 

Posted by Jeff Wurtz on 29 January 2018

If you're in high school and trying to get into college, then this story is probably going to make you mad.  It's about how colleges will will do something called "recruit to deny" — and how often this can hurt students.

As reporter Laura Colarusso writes:

As college-admissions season kicks into high gear, Kelley is a target of a little-known practice among colleges and universities called “recruit to deny,” in which they try to make their admissions process look more selective by boosting their number of applicants — then turning many of them down — through hard-sell marketing techniques.

Read the whole story over at PBS NewsHour

And let us know your comments below...do you think colleges are really "recruiting to deny"?

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