Podcast: Transparent Admissions Requirements

Jenn begins by touching down on the problems with the US higher education admissions processes and the increase in the number of US schools with extremely low acceptance rates.
Maarten Dikhoff, an administrator from Groningen University, explains how different the admissions process is when students apply to schools in the Netherlands and Europe. The transparent and objective admissions criteria present a refreshing change to those accustomed to the US systems. Spoiler alert-they don’t care about your SAT scores or extracurricular activities!

 

Resources

US News College Acceptance Rates

Race to Nowhere

Vicky Abeles

Vicky Abeles quote

Groningen University website

Groningen University a Top 100 university

Dartmouth Stops Accepting APs

Crazy U Review

Information About Groningen at BeyondtheStates.com

Education Quality in the US and Europe

Binding Study Advice

Groningen: World Bicycling City

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