The College Admissions Counselor's Ethical Dilemmas

In Washtenaw County, we all know that education is our major industry. Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, Concordia University, Cleary University are all options. Given the large number of education choices, why is college admissions so hypercompetitive? And when higher education degrees have become a ticket not just to the good life, but the ticket to a life that just allows you to make ends meet, the ethics of college admission take on a whole new importance.

Caroline Kerr, the Associate Director of College Counseling at Ann Arbor Greenhills School gives us a primer on the ethics of college applications and the issues high school college counselors face in today's hypercompetitive environment. Caroline is in her 20s and grew up in Ann Arbor. Recently, she took a position in the Admissions department at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

This interview is the second in our "Working Ethics Series." This series includes discussions with A2-born and current A2 area residents in their 20s and 30s talking about the ethics of their work.