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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let's talk about rumors

Every year, people who have never stepped foot in our office or even worked in education come up with little nuggets of information about admission that floor me.  I usually hear the latest rumors while making the rounds during the fall travel season.

There was the rumor that the younger sibling of a non-Virginia resident will pay the in-state tuition rate.  There are a ton about how many AP courses are "required" for admission (the numbers stated is always all over the place).  There are the rumors about advantages given to students who can trace their lineage back to Jefferson or Jefferson's friend or Jefferson's friend's neighbor.

I'm actually thrilled when people repeat the rumors to me.  It means they probably suspect that they are, indeed, rumors.  I worry that for every rumor shared, there are others that aren't shared and there are people spreading that bad information as if it were fact.

So...does anyone want to share a rumor that they've heard about UVa admission?  Feel free to share them in the comments.

Who comes up with this stuff?

*I hope it's obvious that the rumors I posted are NOT true.