Questions and answers from The Choice blog

Last week, The Choice blog had several entries where readers submitted questions to be answered by authors (one of whom is a former dean of admissions at Stanford) of a new book on college admissions.   A lot of the questions, from course selection, to how well colleges know particular high schools, to the influence of athletics, are very common.  So I thought I’d share the entries here so readers can learn from the answers.  The answers came over three posts, here are #1, #2 and #3.