March 2, 2022
Conference Session

The Calculus of College Admissions

Today’s data-rich environment has changed the way math is used in many fields, and the role of math in college admissions policies is beginning to change as well. As institutions expand their math requirements to include pathways such as Statistics, Data Science, and Mathematics Modeling,  some admissions offices are also broadening the definition of advanced mathematics. Many other selective institutions continue to rely heavily on decades-old math expectations, treating calculus as a gold standard. Based on new research  aimed at shedding light on the evolving role of math in admissions, this session will consider the challenges as well as opportunities in developing admissions policies that foster, rather than hinder, development of rigorous and relevant high school mathematics pathways that prepare students for postsecondary success.

This session is co-sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

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