CREDIBLE COMMITMENTS. There's value in requiring college applicants to enclose a handling fee with their application.
For example, NIU was the last state school in Illinois to add an application fee, which was an action taken by NIU in response to the committee's advice, [vice provost Earl Seaver said. The action was taken in response to an overload of students deciding to attend NIU very late, which caused incidents where students were only able to sign up for six credit hours, Seaver said.
We know the type.

hey i need ur class to graduate.

Right. Such a supplicant comes with better than average odds of being a source of trouble, either in the form of requests for exceptions, extensions, or favors or in the form of whining about how unfair the class is. It's Pareto-improving to price such individuals off the market.

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