Admissions / registrar

New law prompts debate over 'scholarship displacement,' raising questions about who speaks for low-income students

New state law generates much praise for private scholarship providers and much criticism of colleges, but few have noticed that many of these scholarships aren't awarded based on need.

Essay asks whether elite college admissions offices have trade secrets

Jim Jump considers why Princeton and other competitive colleges don't want their internal admissions mechanisms shared.

Louisiana law reflects momentum for 'ban the box' movement, but only with exceptions

Louisiana bars public colleges from asking about and making admissions decisions based on a criminal past. But LSU illustrates how the shift may be less dramatic than it appears.

A round-up of recent news in admissions

New data on international yields; 30 private colleges opt in to Cuomo tuition and aid plan; a film that won't educate about college costs and choices.

Essay by counselor in China about how wealthy students there game U.S. college admissions

Burgess Mandella offers an inside look at how the favored in China impress American admissions officers.

California Supreme Court rejects appeal of ruling that permits Deep Springs to admit women

California Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from alumni trying to block admission of women. Could six years of litigation be nearing an end?

Books on race, social justice issues dominate selections for summer reading for freshmen

Books on social and racial issues get spotlight among freshman reading assignments. This year, one showing up on campus lists focuses on low-income and rural white people, J. D. Vance’s 2016 sociopolitical breakout, Hillbilly Elegy.

Essay calls for changing the conversation with prospective students about majors and income

Prospective students (and their parents) need better information, which may surprise them, writes David H. Feldman.

Essay on Harvard's revoked acceptances

Jim Jump considers the issues raised by the university taking back offers over bigoted posts on social media.

State audit provides inside look at Penn State's rapid growth in out-of-state admissions

State audit releases the details on who gets in at Penn State.

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