ERIC Number: EJ636736
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Publication Date: 2001
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Confessions of a Prep School College Counselor.
Atlantic Monthly, v288 n2 p53-61 Sep 2001
Looks at books about college admissions, and at the unexamined prejudices fueling the elite college admissions frenzy. Powerful emotions, of students and parents alike, get mixed up in the college admissions process. Class anxiety, culture wars and other prejudices, not academic standing or faculty credentials, all contribute to making some colleges more prestigious and desirable. (BF)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, Competitive Selection, Decision Making, Elitism, Higher Education, Parent Aspiration, Prestige, Selective Colleges, Social Desirability, Student Motivation
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