John C. Thompson
The University of Texas at Dallas
Institutional Affiliation: The University of Texas at Dallas
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|May 2017||Earning your CAP: A Comprehensive Analysis of The University of Texas System's Coordinated Admissions Program|
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The competitive application process is the traditional path to gain access to selective public universities. There is little research on alternative pathways to gain access to selective public universities. In this manuscript, we use the fuzzy regression discontinuity design to study the impact of transferring to the University of Texas at Austin. We find that gaining access via this path has an impact on choice of major, financial aid, and earnings.