Yield protection (commonly referred to as Tufts syndrome) is an alleged admissions practice where a university or academic institution rejects or wait-lists highly qualified students on the grounds that such students are bound to be accepted by more prestigious universities or programs. However, alternate theories regard the yield protection as a myth propagated by college students who failed to gain admission to elite universities.
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- What Is "Yield" in the College Admissions Process?