Hack The Gates: Radically Reimagine Admissions aims to critically examine current structures and gatekeeping functions in college admissions, and to propose innovative solutions to dismantle barriers to access and participation in higher education for low-income and students of color. Through partnership, we have brought together practioneers and researchers to rethink higher education from multiple perspectives. In addition, Hack the Gates facilitates urgently needed honest conversations among college admissions stakeholders about the roles we play as gatekeepers to opportunity, perpetrators of race and class inequities, and transformative leaders in designing equitable college access and enrollment processes. Through online learning, creative brainstorming, and policy analysis, Hack the Gates: Radically Reimagine Admissions will be a catalyst for a complete transformation of the college admission process.
• Examine the history of higher education and college admissions via webinars and social media discussions.
• Generate innovative and creative ideas to transform admissions through Hack the Gates: The Convening, online engagement, and meetups.
• Produce policy and research papers to move ideas forward.
Hack the Gates: Radically Reimagine Admissions is a research-to-practice partnership between ACCEPT:
Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today and the RISE Center of Colorado State University, with generous support from the Joyce Foundation, and in partnership with the Common Application.