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Changing Oxford Admissions?

Applicants to Oxford might in future apply to the university rather than to individual colleges, it is proposed.

A working party on selection and admissions recommends a single body to handle all undergraduate applications.

From BBC News.

That would totally suck. Applying to Oriel is a very different proposition to applying to Wadham. Plus, I don't this measure is necessary, people often get interviewed by more than one college and are in oxford for two days - much longer than Cambridge.

Admissions seems to be one of the few things that the colleges work together over - making sure that the best candidates do find a place somewhere in the university.

I don't like change :)


Blogger Lisa said...

Foreign fees for Oxford are absolutely ridiculous. It would cost me about $25 000 in tuition alone, not to mention the cost of living. I think I'd rather put a downpayment on a house. Or buy an Ipod. Or both.

Fri Dec 16, 08:14:00 AM GMT  
Blogger skitz said...

Surely the Colleges/Tutors take into account other factors since certain individuals will settle better into one College or another for whatever reason, and this would be lost if it were done centrally. Plus as you say, Colleges work together on some cases, so its better to let them work it out rather than having it imposed upon them.

Wed Dec 21, 08:12:00 AM GMT  

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