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Harvard Ends Early Admissions

Harvard University is announcing today that it will become the nation's first Ivy League school to end early admission.

Starting in 2008, the university will eliminate the practice that quickly notifies students of admissions decisions.

Opponents say the process discriminates against lower income students, because they have to commit to attending before they can compare financial aid packages, which are offered later.

Harvard says the process has become "too pressured, too complex, and too vulnerable to public cynicism.''

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