Saturday, in Pittsburgh, the National Association for College Admissions voted to ban programs that alerted high-school students before mid-September that they’ve been accepted to a university.  They also prohibited colleges from setting application deadlines before Oct. 15.

The prohibitions occurred because it is believed to incur undue stress upon students to pick a college before entering their senior year of high school.  In addition, previoius college practices gave students the impression that their last year of high school was irrelevant.  The colleges that are effected the most by such rulings are those of the less elite.  Universities that fail to adhere to the rulings will be barred from affiliations with the organization as well as attending college recruiting fairs. 

Be Sociable, Share!