Students participate in the Dynamic Assessment Process

Students participate in the Dynamic Assessment Process

From September to December each year, Posse conducts the Dynamic Assessment Process (DAP), a unique evaluation method designed to identify young leaders who might be missed by traditional admissions criteria but who can excel at selective colleges and universities.

Using nontraditional forums to evaluate potential, DAP offers students an opportunity to demonstrate their intrinsic leadership abilities, their skill at working in a team setting, and their motivation and desire to succeed.

DAP has proven to be an extremely effective tool for identifying outstanding young leaders. Through a three-part assessment process that includes large-group and individual interviews, Posse staff and partner college and university administrators ultimately select a diverse group of 10 students — a Posse — for each institution.

The students that are chosen have that spark, that fire in the belly.

Ronald Crutcher, Former President, Wheaton College

Posse Access

Posse Access is an online database designed to give Posse partner colleges and universities exclusive access to unselected student nominees to consider for regular admission. Through Posse Access, the hundreds of finalists nationwide who are not selected can opt to have their application profiles made available to each of Posse’s partner institutions. By identifying candidates through the Posse Access database, partner schools benefit from Posse’s holistic approach to evaluating student potential and see a much greater pool of highly qualified students.

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