Admissions

Lost in Translation

High school seniors who are headed to college, as well as their parents, should know how to translate the words they hear from college admissions officials. This also applies to what they read on colleges’ Web sites and in their related literature.

My College Confidential colleague, Sally Rubenstone, refers to this language as “AdmissionSpeak.” Shades of 1984′s “Newspeak,” perhaps.

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