College Admissions '08

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The waiting list cases are wrapping up now. The acceptance and rejection letters are up on the fridge or in the trash. But the college admissions season of 2008 is one for the record books.

At 3.3 million, the high school class that just scrambled through admission hoops is the nation's largest since 1977 — the "echo-boom" they call it.

These applicants faced fearsome competition from each other, and a head-spinning new set of challenges at the college starting line.

This hour, On Point: college admissions '08, and what they tell us about where this country's headed.Guests:

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor covering education.

Chris Munoz, Vice President for Enrollment at Rice University, he's worked as the chief admissions officer for Case Western Reserve, University of Dayton, and California Lutheran University.

Donna Virklan, College Counselor at Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois.

Nancy St. Clair, Director of Guidance at Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut.

This program aired on May 6, 2008.


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