Defining Merit: The Nexus of Mission, Excellence, and Diversity


We are proud to host the annual "go to" event for the nation's leading policy makers and practitioners in college readiness, admission, and success. This year, we will explore the notion of merit. How should the mission and purpose of a college or university guide the consideration of personal accomplishments and characteristics beyond the SAT and high school grades? How can doing so inform decision makers which students are most likely to contribute to and benefit from its unique mission and purpose? Which of these factors portend success in the classroom, in careers, and in building a strong democratic society? How may K-12 education change if colleges signal greater emphasis and value on characteristics for success in a more complex and interdependent society


Date: January 15-17, 2014

Time: January 15 (5 pm) - January 17 (1 pm)

Location: LA Downtown Hotel at 333 South Figueroa

Attire: Business Casual
Parking: Valet and overnight parking will be available


Contact: Renee Contreras, CERPP Business Specialist (


RSVP Deadline: January 6, 2014



The online registration process is now closed.
Please call Renee Contreras at 213.740.7389
for further information.



This event is hosted by USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice.
For questions regarding this event please contact Renee Contreras at 213.740.7389.

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