Admitting students by major comes with unique benefits, opportunities for tailoring: Opinion


In a recent article for Inside Higher Ed, editor Scott Jaschik discusses the effects of admitting students to postsecondary institutions by major. While admission by major can affect competitiveness within specific programs, several institutions noted that admitting students to a specific major came with several benefits. These included making it possible to provide tailored supports such as major-specific academic advising, networking opportunities with faculty and students, and career services. Others noted that admittance by major helps ensure students can enrol in the necessary classes and complete their degrees efficiently; aligns student interest with program capacity; and allows institutions to have different admission standards, which can support diversity. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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