Getting an Edge [electronic resource (video)] : Early Admission / ABC News Productions
DIGITAL VIDEO | Films Media Group | [2011], c2002.

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1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 17, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Cut-Throat Competition (0:58) -- Obstacle Course to College Admissions (2:46) -- Admissions Process (3:08) -- Prestige vs. Education (1:37) -- Admissions: The Business of Colleges (3:08) -- Early Admission Controversy (3:42) -- Students Market Themselves (4:53)
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To help improve the odds of being accepted by America's most desirable colleges and universities, increasing numbers of high school students are getting a jump on the competition by applying for early admission. This ABC News program looks at the controversial process and contrasts it with Georgetown University's nonbinding early action alternative. The marketing efforts of Georgetown-and of some of its would-be freshmen-are discussed. The weighty influences of college rankings and test scores are also addressed, as are unfair advantages of socioeconomic class and a deep ambivalence about the perceived advantages of race.
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Early Admission
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