I would be more sympathetic to arguments about bias if the result of not getting into Harvard were having to dig coal or go rag picking on some massive landfill. More commonly, the result of not getting into Harvard is having to go to, oh, I don’t know, Tufts, or Penn, or Oberlin, or Stanford, or Amherst, or (perish the thought) the University of Michigan. So please, everyone, give me a break.
If you hadn’t already noticed, the entire nature of college admission is discriminatory, meaning that choices have to be made and some people get in some places and some don’t.
This story is really about the perception that not getting into Harvard (or pick your “elite” school) denies you the opportunity to partake of American society’s advantages, and that is definitely NOT what happens as a result of not getting in there. So stop whining. Imagine what real racial discrimination was like and then feel ashamed that you think not getting into the college of your choice is the same thing.
Hi, I have applied to Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Dartmouth and UPenn through Questbridge’s Early Decision program. When I sent in my application, I sent in my first score of 31. I just got back my new scores and I got a 31 again, but it was because the place I took it the second time provided a poor testing environment. However, my superscore is now 34. I know that if I take it again, I’ll get a better score. Should I still send my new scores in hopes that they’ll superscore them or at least look at each individual section, or should I just retake it in time for the regular decision deadline and use the better score for regular decision? UPenn makes it clear on their page that they take the best scores from every section.
Thank you for your time,