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Private Counselors, Policing Themselves

The number of families hiring private counselors to advise them on the college application process continues to grow, with one...

3-Year Degrees? Not So Fast

As hot higher education ideas go, the three-year bachelor's degree continues to get a lot of attention and praise. Most...

From Taboo to Hot Topic

In higher education, change rarely happens quickly. Not so when it comes to hiring overseas agencies -- paid by the...

Shift for Education Conservancy

One of the values of the Education Conservancy -- a group committed to reforming college admissions -- is that "students...

Curbing Boasts About Test Prep

The Princeton Review, a leading test-prep company, has agreed to stop using claims about average score gains in its marketing...

Methodology Change for Ph.D. Rankings

The National Research Council -- responding to criticism it received in the internal peer review of its forthcoming doctoral program...

The Early Word on Yield

One quick way to tell what kind of year colleges are having as far as the admissions "yield" -- the...

Understanding Transfer Admissions

All of the admissions hysteria in full swing this time of year tends to suggest that nothing could be more...