Kira Talent Publishes New Comprehensive Report on Holistic Admissions for Higher Education

New report weaves together leading research, expert viewpoints, and case studies on holistic admissions best practices for colleges and universities

TORONTO, ON (May 8, 2018) – Today, Kira Talent, global holistic admissions solution and technology provider, released its latest report, “Demystifying Holistic Admissions: The Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Review.

In this new piece, available for complimentary download, Kira Talent identifies student diversity, classroom fit and engagement, and retention as three key areas that can be improved through implementing holistic admissions.

The report references dozens of academic papers and expert interviews intended to provide a one-stop resource and starting point for schools considering holistic admissions for their enrollment processes or auditing their existing admissions criteria.

Key takeaways include:

What Holistic Admissions Means: Two different approaches to a holistic admissions process and the most common criteria schools use to evaluate students holistically.

How Holistic Admissions Improves The Classroom: A summary of academic research and expert interviews about the benefits of conducting holistic assessments.

Common Holistic Admissions Concerns: Four common objections that admissions teams claim to have about the holistic admissions processes.

What Admissions Teams Need to Get Started: Lessons from schools who have successfully implemented a more holistic approach to admissions at their school and strategies to review applicants at scale.

About Kira Talent:

Kira Talent is the world’s only holistic admissions solution designed for higher education. Founded in 2012, Kira transforms the admissions process by combining on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments with existing admissions requirements. Kira Talent works with more than 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.

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