Admissions

Colleges use FAFSA information to reject students and potentially lower financial aid packages

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Some colleges are using the federal government's form for student aid, the FAFSA, to deny admissions and perhaps decrease financial aid awards.

White House officials discuss low-income recruitment with university presidents

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Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

Political campaign-style targeting comes to student search

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Increasingly sophisticated data slicing tools are changing student recruitment. Who benefits?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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