admissions

Leaked documents reveal that Brigham Young favored male applicants

Leaked documents show an advantage for men over women, using a numerical formula. University says it has shifted to holistic admissions.

Essay on issues raised by differing perspectives of presidents and principals, and admissions professionals

A colleague’s job move has Jim Jump reflecting on challenges faced by those in admissions whose bosses don’t understand the field.

A competitive high school asks: Are weighted GPAs doing any good?

At competitive high schools, students boast of averages that are well above 4.0. Does anyone take the numbers seriously? Could they be doing damage?

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Uncomfortable men; DeVos and degrees; FAFSA goes mobile; a plan to reform undergraduate education.

High school students are applying to too many colleges (essay)

Students are being encouraged to apply to too many colleges, writes Nicholas Soodik.

Essay on the importance of honesty in admissions

Jim Jump considers the ethics associated with telling high school students their odds of getting in to certain colleges.

Debate about who counts as a black student is not new (essay)

Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu and Chrystal A. George Mwangi offer context behind a recent debate at Cornell University.

Hartwick College, with many students from New York State, pushes to hold on to them

Hartwick, a private institution where three-quarters of enrollees are from New York State, seeks to counter impact of free public tuition.

A local community unites to protest canceled ACT scores

A high school in Tennessee, backed by local politicians, isn’t accepting explanations for why scores on test taken in good faith shouldn’t count.

Should computer science fulfill a foreign language admissions requirement?

High schools in Georgia see surge in enrollments in computer science, and state leaders are pleased. But are those courses equivalent, as university system admissions requirements now say, to Spanish or French?

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