Facing financial constraints and public pressure over students’ debt, some colleges move away from need-blind admissions -- which are often costly to the institution and students -- in favor of reducing "gapping."
Cal State told campuses they couldn't admit graduate students in the spring if they lived in the state, but they could take non-Californians and their tuition revenue. At East Bay, one department won't go along.
Citing a statistic from the FAFSA, the Education Secretary has encouraged more students to apply to more colleges. But most already apply to more than one -- and there's no evidence it will affect college-going rates.