Education: The Cardinal & the Cadets

What will become of West Point's dismissed cadets? To each of them, the Bellman Publishing Co. of Boston offered a free copy of its book, How to Choose That College. But last week, as they quietly left the Point one by one, most of the cadets faced a different problem—how to find a college that would choose them.

Columbia University announced that it would "not even consider" admitting transfers. The University of Virginia wanted no one who had been "dropped or suspended from another college." Neither did Washington and Lee. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State College was waiting to see "whether the Academy indicated...