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ERIC Number: ED506955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Effects of the Economy on the Admission Process: 2008-09. National Association for College Admission Counseling, September 2009
National Association for College Admission Counseling
The 2008-09 college admission cycle took place during a period of heightened economic uncertainty. When added to the annual uncertainty of the admission process--for both students seeking college admission offers and colleges seeking to predict their annual enrollment yield--the economic environment caused great concern among colleges and students about their prospects for Fall 2009. In an attempt to quantify a few basic admission trends for the current admission cycle, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) surveyed its high school and college members in May 2009 to ind out how their counseling and admission departments, as well as the students they serve, have been affected by the current economic recession. NACAC conducted a follow-up survey in August/September 2009 to gather information about final outcomes for the Fall 2009 admission cycle for both students and colleges, and to ascertain how the economic crisis is continuing to affect both secondary and postsecondary schools. This fact sheet summarizes the results of the follow-up survey. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for College Admission Counseling