Admissions

Is the admissions process broken for Chinese students?

At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

Supreme Court will once again consider affirmative action in college admissions

Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

College Board won't score two sections of SAT

After finding that some students received extra time on one of two sections of the test, College Board announces it won't score those sections.

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher education

Confidence and competition are leading more companies to offer their employees tuition assistance benefits. Can higher education capitalize on the opportunity to increase enrollments?

Chinese nationals indicted for elaborate cheating scheme on standardized admissions tests

15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.

Report questions why colleges consider high school disciplinary records

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Study finds colleges are considering high school disciplinary records, largely without policies about when such information is relevant.

U of San Francisco gives gaokao-based admissions a try in China

The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

Admissions leaders question ethics of Common Application's new question

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Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying to. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.

 

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions

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An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

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