Compilation on Challenges in Enrollment

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Challenges in Enrollment," which includes articles related to a range of ideas and colleges. You may download the booklet, free, here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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A round-up of other admissions news of the last week

Critique of b-school rankings; year two of Maine's efforts to draw out-of-state students; promoting transfer; rising discount rates; and the latest coffee-college partnership.

Book offers data on impact of grades, test scores and other factors on admission to competitive colleges

New book shows the impact of grades, test scores, race and gender on admission to competitive colleges.

Experts offer range of views on plan to kill high school transcripts and reform college admissions

Some praise plan offered by more than 100 elite private schools to kill high school transcripts and reform college admissions. Others are dubious.

Some liberal arts colleges in the Midwest had a challenging admissions cycle

For some institutions that would typically have their classes set by now, application numbers were disappointing and deposits have lagged. "June 1 may be the new May 1."

Essay reflecting on diversity and admissions process

Natasha K. Warikoo, the author of a new book about diversity and admissions, reflects on helping her son apply to a private school while she was reviewing applicants to a graduate program.

University of Maine sees slower growth in second year of Flagship Match program


University of Maine sleds uphill by trying to draw students from faraway California and Illinois with program matching in-state flagship rates of other states, but sees yet more gains from New England.

Common Application Plans New Transfer Application

The Common Application announced Tuesday that it is planning a new application for transfer students. The announcement said that with larger and larger populations of students moving from college to college, or returning to college after attending years before, prospective students and institutions need more application features focused on transfer. The new application is being developed with Liaison International, which has historically been best known in the graduate and professional admissions space, but which also offers services for undergraduate admissions.

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Column considers questions from Vietnam about ethics of certain admissions practices

A student wonders whether an admissions service is being ethical. Jim Jump, in the debut of his column at Admissions Insider, has some doubts.

How Marquette is becoming more diverse

To attract Latino students, university links to a network of Catholic high schools, builds transfer relationships with community colleges, and adds Spanish-speaking staffers.


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