Admissions

Corporate pathway providers shake up international student landscape and up ante on compensation for agents

Pathway providers are shaking up the international student recruitment landscape, and the incentives they offer recruiting agents are attracting scrutiny.

Eight private high schools in Washington area are dropping out of AP program

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Eight private schools in Washington area -- including St. Albans and Sidwell Friends -- announce they will stop offering Advanced Placement courses.

American colleges urged to recruit students in Africa

Sub-Saharan countries have talented students, but few American colleges have a plan or the expertise to attract them. As some institutions step up efforts, will possible Trump impact hold them back?

Group that champions college enrollment of low-income students gets big boost

By embedding college advisers in schools with many underrepresented students, College Advising Corps has helped 300,000 enter postsecondary education. It aims to hit 1 million by 2025.

Colorado State investigates why Native American students on admissions tour were reported to police

Woman called police on two Native American brothers she believed were not really part of the group, but who were doing nothing wrong. To many, incident illustrates the hostility facing minority students in higher education, including admissions process.

Doctoral programs need to rethink their use of standardized tests (opinion)

Graduate programs, not just undergraduate colleges, need to think about whether they need standardized admissions tests and whether they are using them in appropriate ways, write Julie R. Posselt and Casey W. Miller.

Colleges and high schools again debate the use of waiting lists in admissions

Should colleges have waiting lists with more names than make up a class of new students? Open letter to colleges calls practice cruel and says "insanity needs to stop."

Reports circulate of an even more difficult year to be admitted to leading California publics

Counselors report being stunned by the decisions coming out of some University of California and Cal State campuses. Could out-of-state institutions see a better than normal yield of Californians?

Admissions officers take a stand to back high school students engaged in anti-gun protests

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Some school districts have threatened to suspend students who join protests for tougher gun laws. Admissions leaders at MIT and elsewhere tell applicants such suspensions won't be held against them.

Questions continue to arise about data Temple provided for rankings on which it excelled

Were four years of top ratings from U.S. News based on incorrect data?

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