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Demonstrated Interest : Signaling Behavior in College Admissions 1

  title={Demonstrated Interest : Signaling Behavior in College Admissions 1},
  author={James A Dearden and Suhui Li and Chad D. Meyerhoefer and Muzhe Yang},
In college admission decisions, important and possibly competing goals include increasing the quality of the freshman class and making the school more selective while attaining the targeted size of the incoming class. Especially for high-quality applicants who receive multiple competing offers, colleges are concerned about the probability these students accept the offers of admission. As a result, applicants’contacts with admission offi ces, such as campus visits, can be viewed positively by… Expand


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