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The Princeton Admissions Officer Drinking Game

As Princeton officials filtered through these files, faced with life-altering decisions—the future of so many kids at the mercy of their best judgment—they played a drinking game.

New SAT Subject Test to Test Knowledge of SAT Testing

The College Board has announced that, starting this year, a new SAT Subject Test will be offered for students across the United States: The SAT Subject Test in SAT Tests. Feelix Peely of…

How High Schoolers Imagine the College Admissions Process

Princeton University Reverses Controversial Policy

After several years of experimentation, Princeton University announced a plan to remove a generally-disliked policy and revert to the original system.  As President Shirley Tilghman explains in an article on Princeton’s website, in…

Notes on Diversity: An Open Letter to President Tilghman

Dear President Tilghman, I was recently speaking with a prospective student about the process of applying to college, and I wanted to share with you a concern that came up during our discussion….

Dear Prospective Student,

We, at the Princeton Undergraduate Admissions Office, are delighted to receive your application for Undergraduate Admission. Around this time of year we receive more than a handful of applications, so please bear with…

RE: Archipelagos?

Date: 3/3/2007 To: Nancy W. Malkiel Cc: Shirley M. Tilghman From: Janet L. Rapelye RE: Archipelagos? As per your request, we have “upped” the number of Pacific Islander candidates accepted into the class…

Harry Potter’s Acceptance Letter

Wotcher! We are pleased to offer you admission to Princeton University’s class of 2011. As we detail a few of the most significant University policies, we ask that you please refrain from allowing…

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