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Education Department on track to update College Scorecard

The Department of Education appears ready to update the College Scorecard later this year.

California State University looks to end placement exams

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Move is part of a goal to significantly raise graduation rates.

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.

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A review of the week in admissions news

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

Some colleges adopt new 'committee-based' system of doing first review of applications

"Committee-based" system -- pioneered at Penn -- changes how applicants are first judged at a growing number of competitive colleges.

Experts consider Harvard's revocation of admissions offers to those in offensive Facebook group

Many experts on admissions and campus race relations say the university did the right thing.

Art colleges consider role of traditional academic measures in admissions

Some arts programs are pushing for applicants who meet higher academic standards.

 

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.

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