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Gabriella Fedetto

The toxic culture of college admissions advising

We all know that the college application and selection process — especially at “elite” universities like Stanford — is about as mysterious as it gets. Even with leadership roles in every possible extracurricular, a perfect 1600 on the SAT and a competitive essay, you can still get rejected from most prestigious schools. This raises the question: do admitted students to these universities have the necessary credentials to charge prospective students to edit their applications, because of the simple fact that they were admitted? And, even if they do have some authority on the process, is it fair to charge for the service in an already elitist system?
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