The Week in Admissions News

Another case of incorrect admissions offers; warnings about college closures; cut in scholarships for Palestinians.

January 28, 2019
 
  • The University of South Florida at St. Petersburg admitted nearly 700 applicants last week, but human error is being blamed for more than 400 of those admissions offers having been sent out incorrectly. They have since been revoked.
  • Massachusetts takes a swing at regulating small colleges at risk of shutting down in order to better protect students and potential students. Institutions at risk would have to be public about their financial vulnerabilities 18 months before a possible closure.
  • About 30 Palestinian students studying on State Department-sponsored scholarships will see their funding lapse in apparent unintended consequence of a new law making it easier for U.S. victims of terror attacks to pursue claims against the Palestinian government.

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