The Process of Discernment: Unveiling Aptitude and Character - Presentation

The Process of Discernment: Unveiling Aptitude and Character - Presentation

Kim Cooper, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Francis Donald, Associate Director of Admissions, The Bishop’s School, CA

At The Bishop’s School, the relational process with each candidate and his/her family begins when they tour campus, interface with more than one admission officer, and have multiple experiences before culminating in a family interview.

The interview is carefully curated to assess the skills, abilities, and character of an applicant based on a mission-appropriate rubric. In this presentation, we guide you through the principles of design for a relational process relevant to your institution. As directors of first impression, learn how to delve into the philosophy of your process, giving you a broader and deeper knowledge base and elevating the value of your relationships.

The standards of the model are a guidepost for professionalism, assessment, and integrity of process. Admission teams will be in a position to discern the quality of applicant and the softer skills that align with institutional standards, resulting in a validation of decision making.

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