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George Washington U. admits that it incorrectly told applicants it was need-blind

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George Washington U. said for years that ability to pay wasn't a factor in admissions. It wasn't true.

Common Application glitches block students from applying

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After several days and missed admissions deadlines, glitches in the new Common Application system are still causing campus officials to fall behind and sending some parents, students and high school counselors into frenzies.

New study explores qualities that help black and Latino males succeed in high school

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New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

College Board president gives some hints about changes in the SAT

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College Board president suggests a new approach to the writing test and pledges that other changes will make test prep less of a factor.

Study links high school G.P.A. gender gap to collegiate aspirations

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Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.

White definitions of merit and admissions change when they think about Asian Americans, study finds

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Study finds that when white people are told of the success of Asian applicants, their commitment to basing admissions on grades and test scores drops.

U. of Virginia changes much praised aid program to require loans

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U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.

Study suggests good Advanced Placement scores and personality traits predict college success

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New study suggests that success on Advanced Placement tests and certain personality traits may add significantly to colleges' ability to predict the academic success of applicants in STEM fields.

New research on "mismatch" released day after Justice Thomas cites the theory to criticize affirmative action

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The day after the Supreme Court justice cited "mismatch" theory to criticize affirmative action, a study is released offering new evidence questioning that analysis.

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