It’s time for a new approach to admissions (opinion)

There’s no doubt that many colleges and universities are facing immediate threats to their financial survival as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Robert Zemsky, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated in his recent book, The College Stress Test, that 10 percent of the nation’s colleges were at risk of closing, his prediction sounded dire enough. Recently, he told ABC News, “We think another 10 percent is at risk because of the virus.” It’s not surprising that throughout the country, colleges and universities are engaged in desperate operations to rescue their 2020-21 enrollments.

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