Cold Hard Truth About Traditional Admissions Selection Practices
Traditional selection protocols such as personal statements, any form of paper application, situational judgment tests, personality tests, and traditional video or in person interviews are SABOTAGING your admissions process because they do NOT work and they cost you an arm and leg. Worse, they are inefficient and they take a long time to process. They are also not fair to your applicants because it’s impossible to screen your entire pool of applicants using these practices. When was the last time you were able to invite your entire pool of applicants for in-person interviews?
Notably, these methods have been proven in the literature over and over again to cause socioeconomic, gender and even racial bias.
Even worse, because the implicit bias is high, the media is always looking for the next case of diversity issue to blow out of proportion for a few bucks. Remember the lawsuit against Harvard? If Harvard isn’t safe, who is?
But there’s more bad news.... Selecting applicants using these traditional protocols is leaving you exposed and vulnerable to an inevitable instance of professional misconduct by one of your students and the ensuing potential lawsuit and bad press that can damage your personal reputation and career as well as the reputation of your entire institution.
As Warren Buffet said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.”
Worst of all, NONE of these practices are able to select intrinsically motivated applicants, rather they end up selecting applicants motivated primarily by wealth, status and/or familial pressure. This has been duplicated by several studies and validated by two independent studies we conducted here at SortSmart.
When student are not intrinsically motivated they underperform and cause trouble. This leaves you constantly sleeping with one eye open because you are worried that you are going to wake to yet another diversity, burnout, or professional misconduct problem, which inevitably restarts the pointless vicious cycle.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you have the right tool AND the right strategy you can attract and select highly motivated and top performing students who will build your legacy and your reputation.
During my experience at my other firm, BeMo, I had the opportunity to see over ten thousand applicants go through various forms of traditional applicant screening protocols because BeMo is in the business of helping aspiring students with admissions to highly competitive professional programs such as medicine, law, dentistry, and pharmacy. Some of these programs have a success rate of 4% or less and they attract up to 10 to 15 thousand applicants each year.
It's important to note that these programs have some of the most stringent applicant screening processes due to the high stake nature of the professions and as a result they provide the best possible education on admissions screening.
This allowed me to see clear patterns and identify what works and what doesn’t work in attracting and selecting highly motivated top performers and create a powerful system that is far more reliable in selecting truly motivated applicants like clockwork.
And we combined our scientifically proven system with new technology to create a software that reduces both the time AND cost required to screen and select many applicants simultaneously.
We even conducted two studies in the United States and Canada on medical school admission, which has one of the most stringent selection criteria.
Our results have been picked up by media and influencers and have started an intense debate about improvements to selection criteria based on our findings.
I am now at a stage where I get interviewed by professional association such as the Canadian Medical Association for my expert opinion on admissions.
We were invited to write two guest articles for University World News and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
I was also invited to give a presentation on admissions screening at the Beyond Sciences Initiative International Conference, which has been viewed over 11 thousand times as of writing this.
We are even getting unsolicited requests directly from admissions deans & directors who want to consult with us.
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If there’s anything you must master, it’s the art of selecting the right students.
Your students are essentially your program and university team members and they often become long-term partners.
And most top organizations understand this. For example, Steve Jobs hired more than TWO THOUSAND employees all by himself during his career.
This is why I am inviting you and your admissions team to join me and my team of experts here at SortSmart to help you select top students at half the time and cost, while promoting diversity. You will get one-on-one time with our experts to create a tailored admissions master plan specifically for your program. We will screen your applicants and score them based on the three scientifically proven personality traits absolutely essential for success: Coach-ability, conscientiousness, and intrinsic motivation.
I am limiting our programs to a few serious universities at a time so that we have time to maintain the quality of our service.
You’ll get to leave your applicant screening in our hands and all you have to do is log into our easy to use online software and review your applicants’ scores. This will free up your time significantly so you can focus on the things that are most important: research, innovation, expansion, establishing authority, public relations and serving your community. Or you may choose to use our results in combination with your existing program.
Our experts are NOT your average “advisors” rather they are hand selected by myself and only top 5% of job applicants make it through our process. They are also rigorously trained and not everyone makes it through our training programs.
And we take our own medicine; all of our experts are selected using the same system and software we will be sharing with you.
You cannot get this level of expertise and technology at any price anywhere. We’ve got the experience to help you select the best students, promote diversity, save you considerable amount of time and money, and lay the foundation for building a legacy for you and your institution.
SortSmart®: a new admissions screening tool that helps universities select top performing applicants and cutting costs while promoting diversity like never before, absolutely free.
In case you are on the fence, I should say up front that the software will not cost you or your institution a penny because we are looking to partner with your institution to conduct additional research using our new software.
In fact, we’ll do everything at our end and send you each applicant’s results. We simply charge each of your applicants a small fee directly, $10 of which will be returned to your institution for use at your discretion. Not a typo. This is the only admissions screening that pays your institution. For example, if you have 2,500 applicants, we’ll pay you $25,000.
If you rather use our software, protocols and sample questions on your own, we’ll give you access to our software, absolutely free instead of our regular $10,000 annual licensing fee if you sign up by the end of next week because we are limiting this offer to only 20 schools to maintain the quality of our services and closing registration at the end of next week.
Why am I offering the software that has cost me over $200,000 and 5 years to create for free?
Because I believe everyone deserves access to higher education and every school deserves to select high performing students. My hope is that after using our software and our sample questions, you’ll love it so much that you will choose us to be your long-term partner for all your admissions screening needs.
All you have to do is click below and start with a no obligation free initial consultation so we can find out if our services are a good fit for your program and institution.
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