In Harvard University, among the 40,000 applications not entirely 2,000 make the final entry. Basically, one applicant got the entry for admission in per 20 applicant and other 19 has been rejected. This matter is quite ridiculous for the mediatorius seniors who completed their high school degree with best grade and recommendations, that why they did not get success for entry procedure to the university.
Recently, the veil of the selection process for the applicants at Harvard University has been lifted. In the federal court of Boston, the witnesses and solicitors are discussing the records, first and second readers, committees, lists of deans and the probable factors those can incite the controversial cases which are considered as “tips”.
The direct and unchanging potency of the competition and the controversial fact behind the litigation charged that Havard differentiates against the Asian-American applicants. Harvard contradicts the accusation in the trial which started in the last Monday.
Some universities like the University of California at Los Angeles and New York University draw more applicants than Harvard. But the challenging task is to read the each volume given by the applicants. Harvard does this process through the checking of documents by the court and the testimonies provided by a dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons.
Firstly, the applicants are divided into 20 groups named as dockets The dockets of California has been labelled as A, C, and Z. Texas gets D docket. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia supply Docket I.
The total checking procedure is quite profound. A subcommittee is formed with five admissions officers who are appointed to read the files of the dockets. The first reader probes the transcripts, test scores, essays, recommendation letters and other information comprehending the race or ethnicity. After that, the readers have to make a summary sheet defining the ratings and comments on a scale based on 1 to 4 ratings for the profile categories such as academic, extracurricular, athletic and personal. A personal category is an evaluating position which justifies the ability of leadership and character. The applicants get preliminary and overall ratings by the reader.
Files are sent to the second reader of the subcommittee for the second set of ratings based on the special talent on the various field. After these process, the interviewer send their reports.