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Recommendation Letters and Bias in Admissions

If teachers and counselors favor some groups over others, should colleges be relying on their letters?

In Real Game of Life, Attending Wealthy High School Trumps All

Socioeconomic status of high school has more impact on educational attainment and life success than does attending a high school with high levels of student achievement, study finds.

ACT Scores Drop

All racial and ethnic groups -- except for Asian Americans -- see declines.

Common App's Transfer App: Fast Start, Rocky Start

New service attracts considerable interest, but some trying to use it are frustrated.

The Week in Admissions News

Tuition rates; fixed terms for student visas; pay-it-forward debt relief; change in National Merit Scholarship rules.

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