Admissions

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

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Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Author discusses book proposing a new approach to affirmative action

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Author discusses a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches.

What would it really take to be in the 'U.S. News' Top 20?

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What would it really take to be in the U.S. News top 20? ​And can anyone really change in the 'beauty pageant' of the reputational survey?

Colleges that miss enrollment targets step up their summer recruitment

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What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.

New details on antitrust suit against Common Application

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Lawsuit accuses Common Application of violating antitrust law by pressuring colleges into adopting certain policies. Admissions experts are split on whether the charge has validity.

Supreme Court upholds right of state voters to bar consideration of race in admissions

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Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

Survey shows increase in international applications to U.S. grad schools, but mix of applicants by country is shifting

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International applications to U.S. graduate schools increase, but the Council of Graduate Schools says the distribution of applicants by country is cause for concern.

Admissions counselor was among those killed on bus to Humboldt State

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An admissions officer was killed on the bus to Humboldt State -- guiding students he recruited from Los Angeles.

Common Application releases consultant report on technical problems

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Consultant's report blames insufficient testing and a poor plan for frustrating problems experienced in the fall. Analysis also notes concerns about pricing policies that may have left colleges more vulnerable than they might have been.

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad

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While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.

 

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