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Momentum for Non-Cognitive Reviews

by Scott Jaschik
Publication: Inside Higher Ed

September 13, 2010

Tag: MBA

The following excerpt from Inside Higher Ed quotes Brian Lohr, director of MBA Admissions. To read the entire column, visit: Momentum for Non-Cognitive Reviews

In a major advance for the original PPI (for graduate and professional school admissions), all applicants to the University of Notre Dame's M.B.A. program will be required to use it this year.

Brian Lohr, director of M.B.A. admissions at Notre Dame, said that the decision was made out of a feeling that traditional letters of recommendation were providing less and less valuable information. "We found that the letter of recommendation only really became a value add when it was negative, and 99.9 percent are going to say the person is the best thing since sliced bread," he said.

In contrast, the dimensions identified in the PPI "are really important to us," he said.