George Washington U. admits that it incorrectly told applicants it was need-blind


George Washington U. said for years that ability to pay wasn't a factor in admissions. It wasn't true.

Common Application glitches block students from applying

After several days and missed admissions deadlines, glitches in the new Common Application system are still causing campus officials to fall behind and sending some parents, students and high school counselors into frenzies.

Louisiana college plans to send all freshmen to Paris in the first days of class


Centenary College of Louisiana plans to send all its 2014 fall freshmen to France in the first days of class. Is this the future of study abroad or PR?


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


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


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


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.


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