College Admissions Competition – Janet Lavin Rapelye, Dean of Princeton admissions
Colleges admissions competition has escalated over the past few decades. Katie Couric speaks with Janet Lavin Rapelye, Dean of Admissions at Princeton and former Dean of Admissions at Wellesley College about college admissions. She suggests that students start the application process early. She also encourages students and parents spread a “wide net” when applying to college. This way, students have a choice rather than giving the colleges the power to make the choices for them. To that end, parents must not push their children in one direction or another depending on what the parent considers most exclusive.