What campus-based studies are showing about test-optional policies

Studies at individual colleges back the idea that the policies lead to more diversity, without a loss of academic success.

Essay questions how unique colleges are in identification of talent (opinion)

Jim Jump considers how the National Football League and top colleges identify talent.

A roundup of admissions news in the week

Gains for nonprofit online programs; accreditors urged to push on student outcomes; not so "high impact"?

Large study finds colleges that go test optional become more diverse and maintain academic quality


New study finds that ending SAT and ACT requirements results in more applications and more diversity -- without any decline in graduation rates.

Colleges report some success in going after rural applicants

Warren Wilson sees success in part of strategy to make campus more welcoming to conservative students. Swarthmore expands recruiting.

A roundup of admissions news in the week

Educating adults; Purdue's tuition freeze; booklet on college affordability.

ABA committee recommends change that could loosen dominance of LSAT

ABA panel would loosen procedures for law schools using other tests, but hurdles would still remain.

It may be time to rethink admissions letters of recommendation (opinion)

Jim Jump wonders if they are serving applicants and colleges as they should.

New data on how college admissions officers view social media of applicants

Survey finds that majority of college officials and students think it is legitimate to examine applicants' social media accounts. But declining numbers do so.

Study analyzes where colleges recruit and where they don't

New study finds that colleges go where students are likely to be white and wealthy.


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