Posted March 02, 2018 05:05:04Clemson University’s admissions portal (ClemsonUAP) is a major tool used by universities and employers to help them screen out candidates who are unsuitable for admission.
But the new Clemency Portal (Clemency.gov) has been criticised by many, including the Association of Universities and Colleges British Columbia (AUCBC) for its “overwhelming bias” against the Clemson University student body.
The new portal features a section titled “Admissions Criteria” which includes information on “the criteria used to select students for admission”, which states: “A review of a candidate’s record indicates a lack of maturity, responsibility, or conscientiousness, and should not be used as a criterion for admission.”
The new Clemsency portal, which has been available since February, is also set to have a section for applicants to upload their CV, along with information on how to apply for admission to Clemson, which includes “all of the following:”.
Clemson students will be able to upload CV for admission on the new portal.
The AUCBC is calling for a “robust, transparent and fair process” for students to apply to universities and institutions across B.C. to be able “to determine the most appropriate application criteria”.
The AUCBBC says that students with low GPAs and low GPV scores are less likely to get accepted.
It also notes that the “appeals process for each institution is different and that the application criteria are also different”.
“There is no evidence that the Clemencies portal reflects the preferences of those who apply,” the AUC has said.
The Aucbc says that “no individual is singled out” for preferential treatment.
“It’s a huge improvement over the previous system, and an important step forward in ensuring fairness and fairness for all applicants to B.c.,” the AucBC said in a statement.
Clemson UAP has been in operation since March, and is now accessible to all Clemson students and staff.