- The Association of Chief Admissions Officers at Public Universities has been working for the past two years on a "best practices" document with the intention of guiding admissions officers through potentially troublesome issues like academic exemptions for athletes.
- Thursday, the group presented their work at the annual conference for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and their document will be available in a week by e-mailing committee members.
- Many of the "best practices" put forth in the document come down to having policies in place and following them, and the report avoids laying out specifics due to differences in universities' admissions processes.
From the article:
DENVER - It's a classic athlete admissions dilemma. The coach of a high-profile program is seeking an exemption from admissions standards for a top recruit who doesn't meet the university's outlined admissions criteria. "If we don't do make an exemption, someone else is going to, and we're going to have to play against him," the coach argues. There's wide concern among flagship public universities - institutions that often have the most prominent athletic departments and most rigorous academic standards - that policies governing issues such as academic exemptions for athletes vary widely between institutions, creating an uneven playing field. ...