Admissions

College Board will add adversity score for everyone taking the SAT

College Board says tool will provide more context for admissions officers. Many are skeptical of the plan. Critics and defenders of affirmative action see different problems with the index.

Donors endowed coaching positions of programs to which children applied

Boston Globe notes pattern with gifts to Yale and other highly competitive colleges.

Washington State Legislature votes to restore affirmative action

Legislature repeals ban imposed by voters, but opponents of consideration of race in admissions are already mobilizing for a new vote.

Former dean says he was made to be scapegoat in rankings scandal at Temple

Former dean of Temple business school, which admitted the fabrication of data for rankings, says he has been made into a scapegoat and had his reputation tarnished unfairly. University vows to fight in court.

Study shows significant impact of legacy status in admissions, and that the applicants have been strong

Study found that being related to alumni had a major boost on odds of admission. Study also found that the legacy applicants were strong academically.

New analysis shows just how false the reports are that it's impossible to get into college

New analysis shows just how false are the reports that it's impossible to get into college.

Report on purchase of coach's house brings the admissions scandal to Harvard

A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also, Dartmouth announces new protocols to prevent abuses related to athletic admissions.

More colleges go test optional in admissions

More colleges are ending requirements that applicants submit SAT or ACT. It's not the admissions scandal, but about diversity concerns and may be a Chicago impact.

Democratic lawmakers join chorus of critics on higher education as engine of inequality

Scandal and data are fueling a growing belief that higher education is rigged for the wealthy, and are motivating Democratic allies to consider a harsher stance with the industry.

Brown faces questions about benefits it has provided for legacy applicants

It's not just what is considered in the admissions committee, but help that has been provided along the way.

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