LIndsey Waters • TEDxGreenville
Playing Hard to Get in College Admissions
The recent College Admissions Scandal is not so much salacious news about the rich and famous, but more, it is a horrifying illustration of how obsessed we have become with “selective colleges.” As someone who has worked in College Admissions for twelve years, Lindsey can say without a doubt that the selectivity of a college does not equal the quality of education. Yet we have all trained our brains to think of elite colleges like someone playing hard to get. How can we encourage students to expand their horizons while valuing the colleges that will admit them?