Admissions and Campaigning Are Alike In Many Ways

Now that the 2012 elections have come to a close, this is the perfect time to reflect over the campaign season. Last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Head Count blog discussed just a few of the ways that the political campaign cycle could be likened to the college admissions process: both create intense emotion on either end of the spectrum, create frenzy among analysts who attempt to predict outcomes, and invoke a desire to put bumper stickers on cars.

Burke Rogers, the director of college counseling at St. George’s School, shares a few more of the metaphors between admissions and political campaigns here.