Jeffrey Selingo in his Washington Post article yesterday suggests they are indeed. And he adds that the college admissions process is ineffective as well. Why else would “one-third of college students transfer at least once before they graduate, and half of students who enroll in college never get a degree at all.”
That is a horrifying situation for parents who have worked so hard to put their kids through college and an emotional nightmare for the student. At AP&G College Planning we know the importance of beginning the college process early and matching each student to the right colleges. If more students had the right guidance in determining their best fit schools, there would be fewer transfers. And students wouldn’t find themselves in the position where colleges know more about them than they know about the colleges.