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Rose-Hulman Plans to Add New Psychological Test to Admissions Process

Some people have a knack for writing, while others will never write well no matter how hard they try.

That is an example of a question that will be part of a battery that Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology plans to start asking undergraduate applicants to determine if they think they can control their destinies. Students who answer in ways that suggest that they are confident they can control their fates — or who have a “locus of control” to use the psychological term — will get an edge in admissions decisions. And the system could start as early as next year.