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B is correct as the modifier clause is is followed by "plans". However, the usage of "based on..." often results in passive voice and I understand that a sentence in passive voice is usually not correct in GMATLAND.
Folks, please provde some insight into the use of "based on..." and passive construction of sentences in GMAT. _________________
Based on means "because of". It's an introductory phrase that does not directly refer to the subject. If it were a modifying phrase then I would question whether it's modifying admissions office or plans - but it isn't.
I saw a question in OG in which based on construction was wrong as well. In correct answer choice, it was replaced with a modifier starting with "ing" construction. Question starts with based on modifier,which modifies the noun that immediately follows it.