admissions

Admissions Insider: New Way to Review Applicants

In this week's Admissions Insider: A new way some competitive colleges are reviewing applicants, a roundup of expert views on Harvard University revoking admissions offers to 10 students, the “Ethical College Admissions” column looks at the tactics some colleges are using to attract students, and more.

Ad keywords: 
Is this diversity newsletter?: 
Is this Career Advice newsletter?: 

A review of the week in admissions news

Missing ACT answer sheets, affordability plan, perspective on college costs, shrinking interest in the humanities.

Guidance on Noting Misconduct on Transcripts

A panel of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers has released guidance to its members on how to include disciplinary notations on transcripts of students who are seeking to transfer to other institutions. In a number of cases, advocates for students who have been assaulted have asked why their assailants were permitted to transfer -- despite a record. At the same time, some college officials have expressed concerns about federal privacy protection laws and their impact. The guidance suggests that there are ways to note "serious behavioral misconduct" on transcripts or in letters or other accompanying documents.

Ad keywords: 
Is this diversity newsletter?: 
Is this Career Advice newsletter?: 

125 Students' Lost Answer Sheets on the ACT

ACT has confirmed reports that the answer sheets of about 125 students who took the ACT in Los Angeles on April 8 are missing. ACT is continuing efforts to locate the answer sheets and is also offering to help the students whose answers are missing to take the ACT on Saturday. "ACT sincerely regrets any inconvenience that impacted students and their families may experience as a result of this unfortunate situation. However, we are still very hopeful that the package will be found, and that the students’ April ACT tests can be scored and reported. We are doing everything within our power to locate the missing package," ACT said in a statement.

Ad keywords: 
Is this diversity newsletter?: 
Is this Career Advice newsletter?: 

Data show significant minority of admissions officers check applicants' social media

Report about Harvard revoking admissions offers over offensive posts in Facebook chat group raises the question of how admissions officers view and use applicants' social media.

The week in admissions news

Drop in enrollment in intensive English programs; new research on pathway programs; Maryland governor vetoes "ban the box" bill.

Author discusses his new book on admissions -- at a non-competitive institution that must work hard to get applicants and students

Author discusses new book about being embedded in admissions office of a non-competitive college that must fight for applicants and students.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - admissions
Back to Top