Charlottesville-Right Now: Jack Blackburn on UVA dropping early decision program

Jack Blackburn has been the Dean of Admissions at the University of Virginia since 1985. On this segment of Charlottesville-Right Now with Coy Barefoot, Blackburn talks about UVA’s recent move to stop offering their early decision program to high school seniors. Next year, UVA will join Harvard and Princeton in simplifying their acceptance process in an effort to make it more accessible to lower-income prospective students. As Dean of Admissions, Blackburn also discusses what colleges are looking for in a student’s application.   Guv,!E”We look for students who challenge themselves…The civic-minded student who might also do something in the community.Guv,!Vkj

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