Admissions

Flagler College admits that vice president changed admissions statistics

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Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

Drexel's community college partnerships win fans

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Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.

Admissions leaders gather and consider how to define merit

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Admissions leaders gather to consider how to promote broader definitions of worthiness and more diversity in their classes -- all while dealing with the pressures of money and rankings.

Syracuse, after refusing to play the rankings game, may care again

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After years of decisions that increased diversity but didn't help it in the rankings, Syracuse University might start caring again.

Most presidents doubt Obama's plan to promote affordable higher education

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Gallup/Inside Higher Ed poll of college presidents find that most doubt many aspects of the president's plan to make college more affordable.

Study finds that high schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely to complete college

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High schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely than others to complete college, study finds.

College Board pushes back revised SAT by one year

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The new test will debut in 2016, not 2015. Will it lose more market share to the ACT before the launch?

Student's video leads to discussion of race at UCLA

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A student's video prompts a different kind of discussion about race.

Colleges use FAFSA information to reject students and potentially lower financial aid packages

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Some colleges are using the federal government's form for student aid, the FAFSA, to deny admissions and perhaps decrease financial aid awards.

White House officials discuss low-income recruitment with university presidents

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Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

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