An exam that is taken as part of a college application and is typically unaligned to anything other than itself thus requiring one to take an extensive costly prep course in order to learn its disparate content and style. Heavily used to convey birthright in the United States since the early 1940s.
Ah yes, we'll devise an entrance exam to measure whether someone can afford a test prep course, and thereby measure whether they can afford our tuition. This will enable us to screen out applicants that we would have to give a need-based scholarship to while pretending we're being meritocratic.
by Star Cruiser December 18, 2015