Admissions

New study explores qualities that help black and Latino males succeed in high school

New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

College Board president gives some hints about changes in the SAT

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College Board president suggests a new approach to the writing test and pledges that other changes will make test prep less of a factor.

Small private colleges steeply cut their sticker price, but will it drive down college costs?

Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?

U. of Virginia changes much praised aid program to require loans

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U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.

UT-Austin president and admissions director discuss the Fisher decision

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UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.

Justice Department launches investigation into merit aid talks

Justice Department investigation into whether merit aid discussions violate antitrust rules highlights the barriers that private colleges face in dialing back the practice and the unclear laws under which they operate.

NACAC panel would allow, but discourage, use of commission-based agents

Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

Colorado colleges can double-count merit scholars to grow non-resident enrollment

New Colorado law – nominally about merit scholarships – is a backdoor way to let public universities enroll more out-of-state students without raising the state’s statutory cap on out-of-state students.

Study suggests class-based affirmative action could increase racial diversity

New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.

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