Admissions

College Board unveils plans for new SAT, including a completely revamped writing test

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College Board will try new approach to essay, drop the penalty for wrong answers and work with Khan Academy to provide free test-prep. Some experts like the changes (or most of them), while others see a bid to catch up to the ACT.

College ratings proposal is already leading one university to change admissions standards

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One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.

Study finds little difference in academic success of students who do and don't submit SAT or ACT

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Large study finds nearly identical academic performance by students who submitted and didn't submit SAT or ACT scores at test-optional colleges.

Flagler College admits that vice president changed admissions statistics

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Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

Drexel's community college partnerships win fans

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Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.

Admissions leaders gather and consider how to define merit

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Admissions leaders gather to consider how to promote broader definitions of worthiness and more diversity in their classes -- all while dealing with the pressures of money and rankings.

Syracuse, after refusing to play the rankings game, may care again

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After years of decisions that increased diversity but didn't help it in the rankings, Syracuse University might start caring again.

Most presidents doubt Obama's plan to promote affordable higher education

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Gallup/Inside Higher Ed poll of college presidents find that most doubt many aspects of the president's plan to make college more affordable.

Study finds that high schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely to complete college

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High schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely than others to complete college, study finds.

College Board pushes back revised SAT by one year

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The new test will debut in 2016, not 2015. Will it lose more market share to the ACT before the launch?

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