Colleges and universities prefer that teacher evaluations and recommendations be confidential. Colleges generally believe that recommendations written with this understanding are more candid and honest. Therefore, those recommendations have more validity and carry more weight in the admissions process than recommendations that parents and students can access and read. This form waives that access and accompanies transcript packages as proof for college admissions counselors.
The lists highlight the institutions that have the highest prices as well as those schools where prices are rising at a fast rate. Those institutions where prices are rising the fastest will report why costs have gone up and how the institution will address rising prices.