Admissions/registrar

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Uncomfortable men; DeVos and degrees; FAFSA goes mobile; a plan to reform undergraduate education.

High school students are applying to too many colleges (essay)

Students are being encouraged to apply to too many colleges, writes Nicholas Soodik.

Debate about who counts as a black student is not new (essay)

Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu and Chrystal A. George Mwangi offer context behind a recent debate at Cornell University.

Should computer science fulfill a foreign language admissions requirement?

High schools in Georgia see surge in enrollments in computer science, and state leaders are pleased. But are those courses equivalent, as university system admissions requirements now say, to Spanish or French?

Essay defends tuition resets as meaningful

Look at the numbers, writes Robert Massa. A tuition reset can be real.

A private college that isn't wealthy shifts admissions strategy to attract low-income students

Simpson in Iowa, without a large endowment, will cover tuition for everyone up to family income of $60,000.

New study renews questions about how academics vote in rankings

Study raises questions about what those responding do or don’t know about institutions they are evaluating.

Essay on political claims made about DACA students

Don’t listen to the politicians. DACA students are not taking spots that would go to others, writes Jim Jump.

Essay challenges the idea of "dream" colleges

Nicholas Soodik writes that myths about one perfect place hurt high school students thinking about their futures.

Essay raises questions about who benefits from early-decision programs

Jim Jump doesn’t favor abolishing all early programs, but he sees problems -- especially for students -- in the approaches used by many institutions.

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