US colleges, high school counsellors concerned about admissions "acceleration," survey finds

March 23, 2011

According to a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), many admissions officers and high school counsellors in the US are concerned about the "acceleration" of the admissions process. Among NACAC members, over half of admissions officers believe "earlier" application and admission processes boost stress among applicants. Close to three-quarters of high school counsellors believe earlier and earlier recruitment has made students more and more anxious. The findings come from NACAC's continuing inquiry into "early notification," the practice of extending admission offers before a student's senior year of high school. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)