Originally Posted by SirGrotius
Just curious, how do business schools' admissions offices vet out older candidates? I'm guessing that they can't explicitly prefer young students, or maybe they can, I don't know the law. What would be the recourse if they can't officially say "we prefer younger students,"..."oh, we prefer students who have yet to make a mark, or we prefer students who are so great that they do not need to do business school in their earlier thirties, etc.?"
That was the most convoluted question the history of SF.
Basically you can't discriminate on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. but beyond that you can choose to admit who you want, no matter how arbitrary. Most schools who eliminate applicants because of their age will explain it as the candidate not fitting the "class profile" or something like that. But in reality adcoms can do mostly what they want especially since proving that you were discriminated against is incredibly difficult.