Whether on social media or IRL.
Since our inception, we’ve preached that “character counts,” and touted social media's power in conveying it. Now Harvard’s "Turning the Tide" report sagely reflects on the dire need for judging character and citizenship, not resumé bullet points, in college admissions.
Harvard’s report, says Frank Bruni, is “a call for a revolution. It could make a real difference not just because it has widespread backing but also because it nails the way in which society in general — and children in particular — are badly served by the status quo.”
Character and citizenship. That’s exactly what nearly 100 of America’s premier colleges are looking for, in their groundbreaking application process, the Coalition College Application.
Recognizing that college admissions is in desperate need of reinvention, a diverse coalition of schools, including all eight Ivies, has developed a free platform of online tools to modernize the application experience.
The heart of the new application is a student’s digital portfolio – comprised of the same types of media they’ve been using for years on social platforms.