Admissions

Survey finds lack of transparency in agent relationships

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Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.

 

Study finds that small differences in application costs can have big impact

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Study suggests that seemingly small expenses may discourage low-income students from applying to more colleges.

U.S. says its guidance on affirmative action still stands after Fisher decision

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Obama administration tells colleges they need not change policies in light of recent Supreme Court decision.

Bard's decision focuses renewed attention on admissions essays

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As Bard restores idea of writing your way into college, we offer a look at its essay prompts, and others. Are colleges asking the right questions? Was Kant correct about dishonesty? And how cool is the mantis shrimp?

SAT scores are flat

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Racial and income gaps remain. ACT gains more market share in college admissions testing.

Admissions officials discuss pending vote on use of commissioned agents in international recruiting

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At annual National Association for College Admission Counseling meeting, members discuss a pending vote to permit the use of commissioned agents in international student recruiting.

Q&A with author of book about coaching students on admissions essays

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Author of new novel about her former job -- helping applicants write their admissions essays -- answers questions about the book and the competition to get in to college.

'U.S. News' announces shift in methodology but provides few details

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U.S. News announces some shifts in its methodology, and predicts many changes in this year's rankings. But critics aren't expecting to become fans.

Higher education groups enter another Supreme Court case about race and admissions

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Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.

Study finds widespread mismatching of students and colleges, primarily due to student choice

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Most students either "undermatch" (enroll at lower-quality colleges than they could get into) or "overmatch" (enroll at colleges that typically have better students than they are), new study finds. And students' choices -- not colleges' decisions -- are the reason why.

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