Drexel U. Brings On a New Wave of Applicants

With its 'VIP' application, the university broadens its recruitment reach

Sarah Bones for The Chronicle

Admissions decision making has traditionally been a slow process, something that has added to the field's mystique. But early-answer programs show that the wheels can turn faster if need be.
January 10, 2010

Each day brings a flood of paper. On a Tuesday afternoon another wave of documents—high-school transcripts, test-score reports, letters of recommendation—has hit Drexel University's application-processing center. Near the door, eight employees…

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