WHO GETS IN AND WHY
A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONVERSATION WITH JEFF SELINGO
Wednesday, February 28
Free and open to the public!
It’s the question on the minds of teenagers and their parents everywhere: how do colleges select their freshman class?
For an entire admissions cycle, journalist and higher education expert Jeff Selingo was embedded in three admissions offices—the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College—and followed a group of high-school seniors through the process as well as players behind-the-scenes, including the marketers, the financial-aid consultants, and the rankers. The result was his book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, which was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2020 by the New York Times.
On February 28, Jeff will dispel the entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good” college, and explain how the Covid-19 pandemic will impact admissions in the long run.
While this event is free and open to the public, registration is encouraged. Please use the form below to register.
Jeff has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named among the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times. A regular contributor to The Atlantic, Jeff is a special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He also writes a bi-weekly newsletter on all things higher ed called Next, and co-hosts the podcast, FutureU. He lives in Washington, DC with his family.
About Dragon Dialogues
Dragon Dialogues is a speaker series launched by Glenelg Country School in 2014. The events, which are free and open to the public, are designed to bring together parents, friends, faculty, and the community to hear from experts who spark dialogue around topics that affect our children and their educational experience.