Posted on Jun 14, 2002

To the Editor:

Reading of Harvard University's possible reinterpretation of early-decision practices (news article, June 8) had me fast-forwarding to the effect on students and families for which expediency already tempts (if not trumps) the honor code of college admissions.

I also worry that this change will filter down: if Harvard doesn't worry about binding decisions, other institutions might say, Why should we? The repercussions go far beyond the Ivies.

Dan Lundquist

Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., June 9, 2002