Admissions

More colleges drop application fees for low-income students

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City U of New York, Bowdoin and Trinity of Connecticut all move this month to drop the charges for low-income applicants.

SUNY removes question on criminal convictions from application

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Sixty-four-campus system will no longer ask applicants to declare prior felony convictions. After admission, those seeking housing or certain kinds of training or experiences will be asked.

NACAC survey shows that most colleges admit most applicants

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Data from admissions group show that, despite all the hype about a few elite colleges that admit a small share of applicants, most institutions say yes to most of those who apply.

Smith College students protest two leaked faculty letters

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Social work professors told administrators that they were letting students make unfair accusations and admitting unqualified students. Then someone forwarded the professors' letters to students. UPDATE: Dean responds.

What happens when colleges drop need-blind admissions

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Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.

Poll finds public opposition to considering race and ethnicity in college admissions

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Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

Haverford College shifts from need-blind to need-aware admissions

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College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

ETS plans to encourage graduate departments to de-emphasize GRE

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ETS plans to discourage graduate departments from relying in excess on test scores in deciding whom to admit.

Proposed HBCU tuition cuts draw criticism in North Carolina

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Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

Discount rates rise yet again at private colleges and universities

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Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

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