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Early Admissions at Selective Colleges


Christopher Avery


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jonathan Levin


Stanford University - Department of Economics; Stanford Graduate School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

April 2009

NBER Working Paper No. w14844

Abstract:     
Early admissions is widely used by selective colleges and universities. We identify some basic facts about early admissions policies, including the admissions advantage enjoyed by early applicants and patterns in application behavior, and propose a game-theoretic model that matches these facts. The key feature of the model is that colleges want to admit students who are enthusiastic about attending, and early admissions programs give students an opportunity to signal this enthusiasm.

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Date posted: April 7, 2009  

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Avery, Christopher and Levin, Jonathan, Early Admissions at Selective Colleges (April 2009). NBER Working Paper No. w14844. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1372948

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Christopher Avery (Contact Author)
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Jonathan D. Levin
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Stanford Graduate School of Business ( email )
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