The Office of Undergraduate Admissions turned to computer software to combat application fraud this past fall when it began using Turnitin for Admissions to check application essays for plagiarism. Those admitted through restrictive early action to the Class of 2016 were the first to have their applications submitted to the database, which is already being used by approximately 100 colleges and universities around the country.
The Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid are waiting to see what impact two national higher education initiatives, set forth by President Barack Obama in his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, will have on the University. University officials interviewed by The Daily, however, said they are confident Stanford is already meeting most, if not all, of the recommendations that the government may make.
With college football’s constant shake-ups, the NFL’s endless drama, early glimpses of the NHL and NBA seasons and MLB playoffs underway, mid-October is always ripe with sporting news and excitement. This October was no exception, but it was one much darker sports story that stole the national spotlight.
Stanford will implement random auditing of prospective students’ applications starting this application season with early-action applicants, whose credentials are due Nov. 1.
Robert Patterson, former deputy director of undergraduate admission at UC-Berkeley, began his new job as Stanford director of admission last week following the departure of former Director Shawn Abbott in May.
Stanford has hired Bob Patterson, currently the deputy director of undergraduate admission at UC-Berkeley, as the Farm’s new director of Admission. Patterson begins his new post on Sept. 13.
This fall the Office of Undergraduate Admission is expected to maintain the status quo — save for two main changes. The office will bring on board a newly revamped admission staff after losing seven admission officers this year, and will decide whether or not to put a random auditing system in place.
Despite initial predictions by the Office of Undergraduate Admission of a decreased yield rate for the Class of 2014, a record-high 72 percent of 2,300 admitted students accepted their offers of admission this year.