Commentary

The Risks of Focusing on Character in Admissions

Pui Yan Fong for The Chronicle

July 30, 2017 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Grit is the four-letter word that colleges want to hear, according to a website offering advice to applicants. Grit, which encompasses characteristics like perseverance, determination, and the ability to delay gratification, is one of many so-called...

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