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Breaking Down Bias in Admissions

The How-to Guide to Preventing Admissions Bias at Your School

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See how applicants are evaluated differently when biases seep into your review process. It’s not fair. And it’s not helping you build a better classroom.

How to fight back against bias with tactical improvements to safeguard your applicants for a fairer, more defensible admissions cycle than ever before.

Diagnose the potential areas bias can occur in your admissions process, while learning how other schools’ processes compare to yours.

Get a primer in Admissions Psychology 101: The nine most common forms of cognitive biases in admissions, and how they impact your decision making.

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Why Admissions Bias Matters

The Nine Types of Admission Bias

How to Identify Bias at Your School

How to Prevent Bias

35% schools have just one person interviewing each applicant, leaving their applicants exposed to the unconcious bias of that single reviewer.

The Reality of Admissions Bias

97% of schools believe that eliminating bias in the admissions process is an important issue.

41% of reviewers complained of fatigue after days of interviewing applicants, indicating a high potential for decision fatigue.

70% of schools are confident that their reviewers are following the standardized evaluation criteria.

47% of schools do not have their interviewers asking a consistent set of questions.

40% of schools do not have their reviewers submit rubrics.

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