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May 22, 2000 - Image 8

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 2000-05-22

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3 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, May 22, 2000

Increased competition
makes students nervous
ADMISSIONS "Students who
Continued from Page 1 applied at the
The college guide section of U.S.
News Online said that "the days of beginning of the
(pen-door admission policies at many
I blic institutions are over" year tended to get
College and high school admisstons
counselors alike are encouraging stu- in. Those applying
c.nts to look beyond the high-profile later got deferred
shools, to smaller, less well-known
!":hools that have equally competitive or rejected."
academic programs.




Career Center Director Joyce
Williams of Ann Arbor's Community
1 igh School said getting accepted "has
i lot to do with timeliness."
'Many of our students applied to
t'he University of Michigan,"
Williams said, "and a lot of them did-
n't get in.
-Students who applied at the begin-
r;ag of the year tended to get in,
Williams said. "Those applying later
{t deferred or rejected."
This rejection has been hard on some
"Some are upset because peers who

- Joyce William
Career center director for
Community High School


had the same academic record (but
applied earlier) were accepted, while
they were not," Williams said. "A hand-
ful that applied to only one school real-
ly didn't know what to do."
While the increased competition may
be creating more anxious parents and
teenagers, Peterson said it allows "the
student body to be as strong as it can be'

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