Admissions

Obama administration says colleges deserve 'due regard' on key affirmative action issues

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Obama administration says colleges should receive "due regard" in deciding if they have a necessary "critical mass" of minority students.

Study tracks impact of counseling on low-income students

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Low-income students who received guidance were much likelier than others to enroll at a four-year college, study finds.

Unexpected exchange before Supreme Court on alumni child preferences

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State lawyer defending ban on affirmative action suggests U. of Michigan end preference for alumni children -- and Justice Sotomayor objects.

Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of overturning Michigan ban on affirmative action

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Several justices question the logic of overturning Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in 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.

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