The Atlantic Features Earning Admission in an Article on Asian American Applicants and Affirmative Action
Leading magazine The Atlantic featured advice from Earning Admission in its analysis of Asian Americans and the future of affirmative action. Author Alia Wong writes, "in his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. 'Your child should decline to state her background if she identifies with a group that is overrepresented on campus even if her name suggests affiliation,' he advises parents, also referencing Jews. Such tips are increasingly common in the college-advising world; it’s not unusual for consultants, according to The Boston Globe, to urge students to 'deemphasize the Asianness' in their resumes or avoid writing application essays about their immigrant parents 'coming from Vietnam with $2 in a rickety boat and swimming away from sharks.'" Click here to access the article.