In Response to: Higher Educating

Princeton need not decrease the rigor of its classes — or change them at all — for students who are less prepared. Instead, Princeton can follow the lead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aim to admit a cohort of students who are fully prepared from day one. MIT accomplishes this through a mandatory standardized test requirement, which, in the words of their dean of admissions, “significantly” improves the school’s ability to predict academic success (MIT’s emphasis, not mine).

Eric Berg ’01
Milwaukee, Wis.