Author discusses her new book on transitions for first-generation students at elite college

Author discusses her new book on transitions in admissions -- and beyond.

How Occidental changed its aid formula to attract middle-class Californians

One college charts a path to recruiting students from families whose home equity makes them technically wealthy, but whose bank accounts suggest otherwise.

Halloween Eve Fright for Many on Common App

On Monday, with Wednesday's deadline for many college early decision programs looming, the Common Application experienced technical problems. Many of those trying to submit applications experienced long delays, and some received error messages. The same was true for many counselors and teachers trying to submit recommendations. The Common Application took the site down at 11;30 p.m. Monday for two hours, and appears to have fixed the problems. Common Application officials said that Tuesday was a record-setting day in terms of submissions.


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Essay challenges the idea of "dream" colleges

Nicholas Soodik writes that myths about one perfect place hurt high school students thinking about their futures.

Survey draws attention to white perceptions of affirmative action

New results -- showing majority of white people believe they face discrimination -- surprise many. But attitudes, especially about college admission, don't always reflect the bias and disadvantages experienced by nonwhites or actual enrollment trends.

Reports raise questions about discounts and non-need-based aid at law and medical schools

Is use of non-need-based aid educationally sound? Does it create financial vulnerabilities for the schools? Questions asked about undergraduate admissions are showing up in professional admissions as well.

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Tuition and aid report; criticism of non-need-based aid at public universities; teachers' attitudes, race and college success.

After huge surge in enrollment from India, Central Missouri sees a substantial drop

At the University of Central Missouri, the number of students from India went from 152 five years ago to 2,429 in 2015 -- and 631 today.

Essay raises questions about who benefits from early-decision programs

Jim Jump doesn’t favor abolishing all early programs, but he sees problems -- especially for students -- in the approaches used by many institutions.

Adjuncts challenge how 'U.S. News' evaluates faculty resources

They say the rankings pay lip service to the value of full-time professors but reward institutions that may offer minimal pay to adjuncts.


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