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Interview 165: Andy Strickler on “How admission file reading from a large school group is different”
Andy tells us about the five different schools he has worked at and the roles he has had at those schools
Andy talks about the ways reading one school group together as its own entity, really allows the reader to learn so many things and to make more accurate admission decisions
Andy answers the question, is it harder to get admitted if you are applying from a busy school group that is full of high achieving kids or a school group with an average amount of students or one that they rarely get apps from?
Andy busts the myth that there is a firm quota on the number of kids from each school
Andy talks about how demonstrated interest impact admissions decisions, and he explains how nuanced it is.
Andy talks about how counselor calls come into play in these busy school groups
Andy talks about demonstrated disinterest
Andy talks about being well-resourced impacts admissions
Andy talks about institutional pressures
Andy talks about some of the things that he finds unsavory about the profession; things that are in the best interests of the institutions and
Andy talks about using 3rd parties to help with predicting yield
Andy explains what an affinity score is.
Andy talks about how you must read affinity scores in context