Haunted Campuses

Haunted Campuses

The New York University (NYU) application essay reads: ‘NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected, and bold. What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU?’ Whatever you might offer NYU, NYU offers you a place in the elite of haunted campuses, along with a very good scare above and beyond its annual tuition rate of $45,000.

Founded in 1831, NYU has over 20,000 souls buried beneath its main campus. The land comprising Washington Square Park, NYU’s Greenwich Village location, was a ‘potter’s field,’ a graveyard for the indigent.  It also served as a mass grave for the thousands who died in the Yellow Fever epidemic of the 1820s. The Old University building, one of the first buildings built on the campus, was haunted by a young artist who committed suicide in one of its turrets.

College Coop Programs

In Germany, the economic powerhouse of the European Union, its century old Apprenticeship program, also called the Dual System, is a critical component in its current economic prosperity. The program integrates apprenticeship with ‘vocational schooling,’ and involves the cooperation among businesses, government, and ‘chambers’ (employers’ organizations). This apprenticeship program transitions students, year after year, into world-class workers with real responsibilities. Wouldn’t it be interesting if the US had something similar?

While the German apprenticeship program begins in the high schools, the US has ‘coop’ programs available in certain colleges. In a coop program, a student spends six months in class and then takes that classroom knowledge and works, either domestically or internationally, for a company the next six months. The benefits accrue to both companies and students.

The Combined BS/DDS or DMD program

Should you be graduating from high school next year, and you aspire to become a dentist, then you might be a good candidate for the combined Baccalaureate DDS (doctor of dental surgery) or DMD (doctor of dental medicine) program. In the eyes of the American Dental Association (ADA), a DDS is the same as a DMD.

There are over 60 dental schools accredited by the ADA, all of which can be found at  http://www.ada.org/267.aspx.

The International Campus Rush

  • The global academic marketplace
  • NYU and its nine international campuses: ‘of  the world’
  • Yale and National University of  Singapore: the odd couple

The September 23rd, 2011 Economist  contains an ad from the Qatar Foundation citing the efforts of Tammi Moe of Virginia Commonwealth University, who is traveling the globe, assembling an archive history of Qatar’s cultural history.  Yes, Qatar is home to Virginia Commonwealth University’s international satellite campus, which specializes in teaching fine arts. You might not even know where Virginia Commonwealth is located in the United States (it’s in Richmond, Virginia) but in Qatar it’s in Education City in Doha, Qatar’s capital. Quaint, isn’t it?

No Qatar, and VCU has plenty of company: the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, the international affairs school of Georgetown University, computer science and business schools from Carnegie Mellon (which is also about to open an engineering school in Rwanda this coming year), engineering from Texas A&M, and a journalism school from Northwestern. 

In the not too distant past, international exchange programs and junior year abroad were the extent of US university international exposure. Now, with the demand for high-level US universities seemingly insatiable, having a satellite campus is becoming the standard path for many US universities to approach international expansion. The lingua franca of post-secondary education is English, and US, British, and Australian universities are scampering to service the voracious worldwide appetite.

NYU under the direction of John Sexton, the president, has morphed itself into a university of the world. NYU, on its supplement, calls itself a global network, and it does have a set of constituent campuses in Buenos Aires, Florence, Accra, Ghana, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. You might well gain admissions to NYU, but be asked to spend your freshman year, not in Washington Square in Manhattan, but in London or one of NYU’s other locations. A large portion of international Korean applicants who were admitted last year, spent their entire freshman year in London. Most of their courses were English classes with a rigorous blend of writing, reading, and discussion groups.     

Among all these campuses NYU sends a portion of the faculty from Washington Square, though a larger share of the top faculty is now working in the Abu Dhabi campus which began classes in fall of 2010. The Abu Dhabi satellite campus received $50 million in funding from Prince Zayed of Abu Dhabi. Moreover, while the NYU main campus is fairly selective with its admissions, admitting about a third of applicants, the NYU-Abu Dhabi campus students were hand selected by the NYU admissions office from a pool of 9,048 applications: only 150 were admitted, for an admissions rate of 1.7%.  The class average SAT scores for critical reading was 715, and math 730. More interesting, NYU-Abu Dhabi students are eligible for ‘loan-free full scholarships’ of $62,000, which includes the cost of two round trip tickets home and a $2,000 stipend’ (‘NYU’s Perilous Adventure in Abu Dhabi, at http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2010/07/nyus_perilous_adventure_in_abu.html ) Obviously a lot is riding on this venture for NYU  (and Abu Dhabi).

Yale University, for years, has done joint research projects with Chinese research universities; two key projects include Yale’s Joint Center for Biomedical Research at Fudan University in Shanghai, and a joint venture in Agro-biotechnology at Peking University. Richard Levine, the president of Yale, and a noted economist with an expertise in ‘campus internationalization’ (The Great Brain Race, by Ben Wildavsky, Princeton University Press, 2010, p. 32) is now taking the next logical step, by opening up a satellite campus with National University of Singapore. While this plan received little concern from Yale Alumni, many Yale faculty members have voiced issues about the ‘repressive regime’ of Singapore and its inability to ensure academic freedom and non-discrimination—especially for homosexual faculty members.

One student who is applying to Yale National University College of Singapore makes his case at http://kentridgecommon.com/?p=13275. In essence, he sees great potential in a cross cultural, liberal arts, integrated curriculum. Further, he knows the race to educate the minds of the world is an international one. The spread of international satellite campuses is offering variety and perspectives never dreamt of before. This is just the beginning.

 국제적 캠퍼스의 바람이 분다.

  • 학문의 국제 시장화
  • NYU: 전 세계 9개의 캠퍼스
  • Yale과 National University of Singapore의 연계

Economist 9월23일자에는 카타르단체에서 Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy의 Tammi Moe교수가 전 세계를 여행하며 카타르의 역사를 모으는 노력을 하는 광고를 담고 있다.  카타르는 Virginia Commonwealth University의 국제 위성캠퍼스가 있는 곳이다.  이곳에서는 미술교육이 전문이다.  아마도 이 대학이 Richmond, Virginia에 있는 지를 모르는 분도 있을 것이다.  한편, 카타르에는 수도 도하(Doha)의 교육도시 안에 이 대학이 또한 있다.

카타르뿐만 아니라 VCU대학은 많은 대학과 연계하고 있다: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Georgetown University의 국제학교, Carnegie Mellon대학의 컴퓨터와 비즈니스대학 (이 대학은 Rwanda에 공과대학을 열 예정임), Texas A&M의 공과대학, Northwestern의 신문학과 등.

얼마 전까지는 국제 교환프로그램과 3학년의 외국연수가 주종을 이루었다.  지금은 이 정도로는 만족하지 않고, 위성 캠퍼스를 갖는 것이 외국과의 연계의 표준이 되고 있다.  고등교육의 공용어가 영어가 되면서, 미국, 영국, 호주 대학들은 무섭게 국제 입맛에 맞추려 애를 쓰고 있다.

NYU는 총장 John Sexton의 지휘아래 전 세계에 캠퍼스를 확장하고 있다.  Global network을 강조하면서, Buenos Aires, Florence, Accra, Ghana, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Singapore, United Arab Emirates의 Abu Dhabi로 뻗어 나가고 있다.  여러분이 NYU에 입학을 한다면, Manhattan의  Washington Square의 캠퍼스가 아니라, 런던이나 다른 외국에서 공부할 수도 있다.  많은 한국학생들이 이 대학에 입학했으나, 모두 1학년을 런던에서 공부했다.  대부분 과목들은 영어과목으로 writing, reading, discussion 이었다.

이런 캠퍼스에 Washington Square에 있는 교수진을 파견한다.  최고의 교수진들이 현재 2010년 가을에 시작한 Abu Dhabi 캠퍼스에서 가르치고 있다.  Abu Dhabi 캠퍼스는 정부의 Prince Zayed에게서 $50 million의 후원금을 받았다.  본교 NYU대학은 응시생의 1/3을 선발하며 우수한 학생들이 입학한다.  한편, NYU-Abu Dhabi 캠퍼스는 NYU입학심사관이 선발하며 9,048명 중에서 150명을 선발하였으며, 이는 1.7%에 해당한다.  시험성적은 critical reading, 715; math, 730이 평균이다.  입학생들은 고향방문 비행기표를 포함하는 $62,000에 해당하는 장학금을 받는다.  이 대학에 관해 연구할 가치가 있다 (‘NYU’s Perilous Adventure in AbuDhabi,http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2010/07/nyus_perilous_adventure_in_abu.html).

예일대학은 수년간 Chinese research universities와 연계하여 연구하고 있다.  두 개의 중요 프로젝트는 Fudan University in Shanghai와 Joint Center for Biomedical Research와 Peking University와의 Agro-biotechnology실험연구이다.  예일대의 총장, Richard Levine은 캠퍼스의 국제화를 위해 National University of Singapore와 연계하여 위성 캠퍼스를 열고자 한다 (The Great Brain Race, by Ben Wildavsky, Princeton University Press, 2010, p. 32).  한편, 예일 동창회와 교수진은 싱카폴의 억압적인 정부를 걱정하며, 학문의 자유와 비차별 (특히 동성애 교수에 대한)을 염려하고 있다.

 Yale National University College of Singapore에 응시하는 한 학생은 본인의 경우를 설명하고 있다(http://kentridgecommon.com/?p=13275).  핵심은 다문화적 인문과학과 통합적인 커리쿨럼 안에서 무한한 가능성을 내다보고 있다.  더욱이, 시대는 국제화 그 자체이다.  국제 위성캠퍼스의 확산은 다양성을 제공하며, 과거에는 생각도 못했던 관점이다.  이제 출발인 셈이다.

Work Experience and the College Admissions Process


  •  Present any work experience on your application proudly
  •  For potential undergraduate business majors, all work experience is applicable

“All work experience—even if it’s working in a convenience store—is life experience and involves responsibility. We value all of it…”  Karl Furstenberg, Dartmouth College (How to Get Into the Top Colleges, Richard Montauk and Krista Klein, Prentice Hall, New York, p. 282)

If you have gained any kind of work experience over your high school years, broadcast it across all you applications proudly. Why wouldn’t you? Even if, as mentioned above, it is a menial job, it shows that you understand how to sell your service to others, have discipline, time management skills, a solid work ethic, and have learned something about the real world, working with people and solving—in some form or another—real world problems. Few schools discount such efforts; Dartmouth, we know, lauds them.

You should be even more emphatic about highlighting your work experience if you plan to major in an undergraduate business program, and a lot of students are: business degrees represented over a fifth of baccalaureates awarded last year. Among the colleges that should be pleased to note your work experience (even if you’re mechanically clicking away at a register in an In-N-Out Burger) include Wharton, Emory, UC Berkeley, NYU Stern(even though the last three don’t admit undergraduates into their business programs till junior year) Notre Dame, Lehigh or Babson…

Not to belabor the point, but how in the world could anyone dream of studying business as an undergraduate without work experience? How could you begin to understand marketing, operations, accounting, let alone finance or management, without at least a passing familiarity with how the world of work operates on a first hand basis? It’s comparable to wanting to be pre-med without ever having shadowed a doctor, participated in any sort of scientific research, or worked in some capacity in a hospital. Familiarity and practice usually spark true interest; rarely is interest spontaneous. If there is no connection between what an applicant claims of interest and prior pursuits—it will be hard for the admissions office to find such an applicant credible—and that is the death knell for any application.

For the high stakes applicant wishing admission into a highly selective school, there might be some hesitation if a work experience doesn’t hint of opportunities for personal growth. Then, however, the question becomes how many work experiences for high school students allow for growth and development once basic skills have been mastered, or avail them with contacts for future job prospects in a field of interest?  Not many such positions exist unless your friends or family are extremely well connected.  There are exorbitantly expensive internships that might avail an applicant some seemingly unique opportunities, such as a two-week micro finance project in Bangladesh, but many admissions offices will see them for what they are: parent financed and packaged college essay fodder.

Obviously, if you must work to support yourself and your family, then there isn’t a college in the world that will not acknowledge your situation and respect your efforts, regardless of whatever major you’re planning to declare. Moreover, if you’re working substantial hours, colleges will not expect to see much extracurricular activity on the application.  The one thing, however, that you might try to do, in whatever job you have, is to see if you can gain any position of leadership. Even if you’re working at a MacDonald’s, possibly you can assist with scheduling, or close the restaurant, or help train. Rising from within the ranks indicates discipline, promise, and drive. Every college wants that type of person in its class.

Most jobs, certainly most jobs available to most high school students, will not be stepping stones for becoming the Chairman of Google, or even Yahoo. Most are tedious, dull, repetitive, or mind-numbing experiences. Honestly, even among the most dynamic adults, much of their work is dull and, at times, wearisome, but it must be performed and performed well—that’s why it's work. Don’t be afraid to mention your work experience on any of your applications accurately and honestly. It shows your character better than many essays and most recommendations ever will.


학에 미치는 일한 경험 

  • 어떤 일이든 자랑스럽게 제시하라.
  • 비즈니스를 전공한다면 필수이다.

 “일한 모든 경험-편의점에서 일했을지라도-은 인생경험이며, 책임감을 동반한다.  그러므로 우리학교는 높이 평가한다….”고 Dartmouth 대학의 Karl Furstenberg는 말한다(How to Get Into the Top Colleges, Richard Montauk and Krista Klein, Prentice Hall, New York, p. 282).     

여러분이 만약 고교 때 일한 경험이 있다면, 자랑스럽게 쓰길 바란다.  위에서도 언급했지만, 어떤 하찮은 일이라도, 다른 사람에게 서비스를 제공해야 하며, 훈련이 필요하며, 시간조절과 직업윤리와 실세계에서 무엇인가는 배웠으며, 사람과 더불어 일하면서 크고 작은 문제를 해결하려 애썼다는 것을 보여준다.  어떤 대학도 이런 노력을 경시하지 않으며, Dartmouth에서는 찬양을 보낸다.

만약 여러분이 비즈니스 전공을 하려 한다면, 일한 경험을 더 두드러지게 강조해야 한다.  많은 학생들이 그렇게 하고 있다.  작년 학사학위의 1/5가 비즈니스 전공이었다.  각 대학들은 여러분의 일한 경험을 높이 평가한다(비록 In-N-Out Burger의 계산대에서 계산만 했을지라도).  Wharton, Emory, UC Berkeley, NYU 대학들(물론 열거중 세 대학은 3학년까지 비즈니스 프로그램을 받지 않지만), 그리고 Notre Dame, Lehigh, Babson….등.

말할 필요도 없이, 세상 경험이 없으면서 어떻게 대학에서 비즈니스를 공부할 수 있겠는가?  일의 세계가 어떻게 돌아가는지 모르고서 파이낸스와 경영은 제쳐두고, 어떻게 마케팅, 운영, 회계를 이해할 수 있겠는가?  정말 새도우 닥터나 과학 리서치, 또는 병원에서의 경험없이 의과공부를 하겠다는 것과 비교할 수 있다.  친숙함과 실습은 진정한 흥미에서 온다; 아니면 즉흥적인 관심일 뿐이다.  응시생의 흥미와 이전의 관심사에 연결고리가 없다면, 입학심사관은 입시생을 믿기가 어렵고 떨어뜨릴 수 밖에 없다.

명문대를 지망하는 뛰어난 응시생들은 일 경험이 개인적인 성장의 기회를 줄 수 있을지를 망설인다.  이 질문은 고교생의 얼마나 많은 일 경험이 기초기술을 닦게하고 더 나아가 이 분야에서 미래의 직업과 관련이 될 것인가? 이다.  정말 친구관계나 가족과 연관되지 않다면, 그리 많은 자리가 없다.  과도한 비용이 드는 인턴쉽은 독특하게 보이지만, 많은 입학심사관은 부모의 재정으로 꾸려진 대학에세이 용도인 것을 눈치챈다.

분명한 점은 여러분이 자신과 가족을 돕기 위해 일할 수 밖에 없었다는 점이다.  그럴 때 전공과 상관없이 여러분의 형편을 고려하지 않고 여러분의 노력을 존경하지 않는 대학은 없다.  더욱이, 상당한 시간을 일을 했다면, 대학은 많은 특활을 기대하지 않는다.  한가지 고려할 점은 어떤 일을 했든 리더쉽을 배울 수 있는 지이다.  맥도날드에서 일을 해도 시간표 짜기, 가게 문닫기, 트레인시키기 등에서 훈련, 약속, 지속을 배우는 것이다.  모든 대학이 이런 사람을 원한다.

고교생에게 가능한 대부분의 많은 일들이 Google이나 Yahoo의 사장이 되는 첫걸음은 아닐 것이다.  대부분의 일은 지루하고 재미없고 반복적이고 머리가 필요없는 경험이다.  솔직히 말해서 어른이 하는 대부분의 직업도 재미없고 피곤할 뿐이지만, 이 일이 필요하고 이루어져야한다-즉 직업의 원리이다.  여러분이 일한 것을 정확하게 정직하게 표현하는 것을 겁낼 필요없다.  이것은 에세이나 추천장보다 더 많이 여러분을 설명해줄 수 있다. 

Trends among Top Colleges

  •          Expanding Early Admissions
  •          Going ACT/SAT Optional: Fair Test
  •          Opening up International Campuses
  •          The Distance Learning Option is mostly Free


When is enough ever enough? You might want to ask William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, that very question. This year Harvard received over 35,000 applications for 1,700 offers. That is slightly over a 4.8% acceptance rate. By some estimates, 1 out of every 50 college-ready high school seniors sent an application to Harvard. Frankly, with Harvard’s aggressive financial aid package for any family making HHI under $180,000, and with its single essay supplement to the Common Application, the applicant pool might exceed 40,000 next year.

Despite these numbers, Harvard has decided to resurrect its early decision program. Too many outstanding candidates are going to Stanford and Yale, and that is unacceptable. Even though Harvard, along with Princeton and University of Virginia, abandoned early decision in 2006, it is back for fall 2011. Brown University, its applicant pool for 2015 up a paltry 3%, is also taking action. Last summer it removed restrictions on its Early Decision policy. The policy now allows candidates to apply to other early action programs.  

Another trend that many selective colleges are joining is the move to make SAT and ACT tests optional. This is not, as yet something Harvard has done, but the list of schools making the submission of SAT or ACT scores optional is over 830.  De Paul, a Roman Catholic university in Chicago with over 16,000 undergraduate students, one of the largest private universities in the country, just joined the list. The list, part of the Fair Test movement, already includes Smith College, Mount Holyoke (MA), Wake Forest, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Middlebury (VT), and NYU.   NYU’s policy is probably better described as test-flexible. You can submit any combination of test scores: 3 AP scores, 3 SAT II Scores, or just the SAT/ACT. Middlebury is similar in requiring SAT, ACT, or 3 SAT Subject Tests be submitted: the choice is yours. What is happening, is leading universities are recognizing the limitations of standardized tests in predicting performance and they’re actively seeking talented students who are not top standardized test takers. Expect this to be happening at more and more universities and colleges over time.

Opening campuses abroad is now in full swing for many selective schools. One of NYU’s personal statements now asks: “ NYU is 'In and of the City' and 'In and of the World.' What does the concept of a global network university mean to you? How do you think studying in New York City, Abu Dhabi, or one of NYU's global sites would change you as a person and equip you to build cross-cultural relationships at NYU and beyond?’ Yale is opening a campus, in conjunction with the National University of Singapore, in Singapore in 2013; it will be named Yale-NUS College. In Qatar, in the Persian Gulf, you can now study medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, international affairs at Georgetown, business at Carnegie Mellon, and, coming soon, journalism at Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. All have campuses outside of Doha, the capital.

Free access to courses at some of the most selective schools is expanding aggressively. Yale on line http://oyc.yale.edu/, offers free downloadable courses (along with transcripts of the classes) across a dozen disciplines. At iTunes U, you can find offerings from Cambridge, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Oxford, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Tokyo, and Notre Dame.

What do these trends suggest?  Within the confines of the traditional admissions process, the demand for the Ivy, Stanford, or Duke degree appears insatiable and ever more expensive. Further, the use of early action or decision is expanding as admissions offices seek to actively control the composition of their classes as early in the process as possible. Separately, using standardized tests as an accurate measure of future performance is being called increasingly into doubt. Furthermore, U.S. universities and colleges are increasingly going global. This will absorb some of the demand. Distance learning, being able to actually take a Yale or Oxford course online is widespread; whether that satisfies the demand for the name on a sheepskin is another matter entirely. 

명문대학의 경향

  •          얼리 입학의 확장
  •          ACT/SAT 시험의 선택사항: 시험에 대한 정당한 물결
  •          해외 캠퍼스 열기
  •          대부분 무료로 원거리 교육실시

 언제 대학을 지원하는 것이 좋은가?  Harvard 대학의 입학처장인 William Fitzsimmons에게 물어보자.  하바드는 1,700명 모집에 35,000 이상의 원서가 접수되었다.  합격률은 4.8%정도이다.  대략 50명의 고교졸업생 중 1명이 응시한 것이다.  솔직히, HHI $180,000 아래의 가정에 제공되는 학비보조 프로그램과 Common Application과 함께 에세이 하나를 제출하면 되니까, 내년에는 40,000이상의 응시자가 몰릴 것이다.

이 숫자에도 불구하고, 하바드는 얼리 디시젼을 부활시키기로 결정했다.  우수한 많은 학생들이 Stanford, Yale 에 가는 것을 참을 수 없기 때문이다.  2006년, Harvard는 Princeton, University of Virginia와 같이 얼리 디시젼을 포기했었지만, 2011년 가을에는 다시 살리는 것이다.  Brown University는 응시자가 3%정도는 늘고 있지만, 얼리 액션을 취하고 있다.  지난 여름 얼리 디시젼의 제한을 제거하고, 학생들이 다른 얼리 액션 프로그램에 응시할 수 있도록 했다.

명문대학의 또 다른 경향은 SAT/ACT 시험을 선택사항으로 한다는 점이다.  물론, 하바드는 아니지만, 이미 선택사항으로 하는 대학들이 830여개나 된다.  Chicago에 있는 재학생이 16,000명 넘는 전국적으로 가장 큰 사립대에 속하는 Roman Catholic 대학인 De Paul대학도 이 리스트에 합류했다.  시험에 대한 정당한 물결은 이미 Smith College, Mount Holyoke (MA), Wake Forest, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Middlebury (VT), NYU에서 일어나고 있다.  NYU는 유연적인 시험경향이라고 할 수 있다.  즉, 여러 시험을 제출할 수 있다: 3 AP 점수, 3 SAT II 점수, SAT/ACT점수.  Middlebury도 비슷하게 SAT, ACT, 3 SAT subject tests에서 선택할 수 있다.  가능한 설명은 명문대학들이 시험의 문제성을 인식하고 있으며, 시험성적이 뛰어나지 않지만, 우수한 학생들을 찾고 있다는 점이다.  이제 더 많은 대학들에서 이러한 경향이 나타날 것이다.

또한 해외 캠퍼스를 여는 것이 많은 명문대학들의 진행방향이다.  NYU의 에세이 질문을 보면: “NYU는 도시 안팎에 속한 대학이며, 세계 안팍에 속한 대학이다.  세계 네트웍 대학이 의미하는 바는 무엇인가?  NYC, Abu Dhabi, 혹은 세계 다른 장소에서 공부하는 것이 여러분을 다양한 문화체험에 어떤 영향을 미치는가?”  Yale은 싱가폴의 국립대학과 연대하여 Yale-NUS College 캠퍼스를 열고 있다.  Persian Gulf의 Qatar에서는 Weill Medical college of Cornell University, international affairs at Georgetown, business at Carnegie Mellon를 공부할 수 있으며, 곧, journalism at Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University를 공부할 수 있게 된다.  이 모든 캠퍼스가 수도인 Doha 교외에 있다.

다음, 대부분 명문대학의 무료 강좌가 늘고 있다.  Yale online: http://oyc.yale.edu는 여러 과정을 무료 다운로드 강좌를 (성적표도 함께) 제공한다.  iTunes U에서는 Cambridge, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Oxford, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Tokyo, Notre Dame의 강좌들을 발견할 수 있다.

이러한 경향을 무엇을 뜻하는가?  전통적인 입학절차에 따른 아이비 대학들, Stanford, Duke의 학위들은 이제 만족을 주지 못하며, 또한 너무 비싸다.  그래서, 얼리 액션과 디시젼을 늘리면서 가능한한 빨리 다양한 학생들을 뽑으려 한다.  또한 표준시험들의 정확도에 있어서 의문을 제시한다는 점이다.  이제 미국대학들은 세계로 뻗어 나가고 있다.  그래서 수요를 충족시키려 한다.  원거리 교육이 Yale 대학이나 Oxford 대학의 수업을 가능하게 한다; 그래서 졸업증서에 나오는 대학이름에 대한 수요를 충족시킬 수 있을 것이다.


The Importance of the SAT Subject Tests

The Importance of the SAT Subject Tests

Many consider the SAT Subject test one test too many. Most applicants to the very selective schools are already taking AP or IB exams, the ACT and/or SAT, and the CAHSEE (in California) to determine English and math competency. Why add the SAT Subject Tests to the burden? The UC Regents concur; they’re ending the SAT Subject Test requirement beginning the fall of 2012.