Why Finnish polytechnics reject top applicants

  title={Why Finnish polytechnics reject top applicants},
  author={Kristian Koerselman},
  journal={Education Economics},
  pages={491 - 507}
  • Kristian Koerselman
  • Published 2019
  • Business, Economics
  • Education Economics
  • ABSTRACT I use a panel of higher education clearinghouse data to study the centralized assignment of applicants to Finnish polytechnics. Many top applicants remain completely unassigned each year. The same applicants' future applications reveal that many of them should have been admitted to a different program immediately. The application system, however, discourages applicants from applying to multiple programs within the same year, while at the same time leaving them in the dark on the set of… CONTINUE READING


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