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Harvard, Princeton universities will drop early acceptance programs

Harvard and Princeton universities have announced that beginning in 2008 they will no longer offer early acceptance for applicants, according to The New York Times.

Critics have said early admission programs benefit affluent applicants. Because financially burdened and minority students wait on financial aid information from the universities to which they apply, they are at a disadvantage. Nancy McDuff, UGA’s associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management, said the university has no plans to eliminate its four-year-old early admission program.