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Admissions Offices Deploy AI

Even as fears of robot-generated admissions essays abound, colleges are increasingly using AI in application reviews, raising new possibilities and ethical concerns.

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Waiting for FAFSA

A major overhaul to the federal student aid form delayed its launch at least two months. That means headaches for everyone from financial aid officers to applicants.

VCU Will Guarantee Admission to Eligible Students

Virginia Commonwealth University announced Wednesday that it will guarantee admission to applicants in the top 10 percent of their high...
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A Blueprint to Resist Ban on Race-Conscious Admissions

A Western Michigan political science professor argues that colleges and universities can comply with the Supreme Court ruling and still pursue racial diversity.

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In Our Own Backyards

The Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions was a wake-up call to embrace the full diversity of the talent pools in our cities and communities, Nancy Cantor writes.

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Layoffs and ‘Transformation’ at a Testing Titan

ETS, which administers the SAT and owns the GRE, laid off 6 percent of its workforce. Some say the blow reflects the diminished role of testing in college admissions.

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A Political Standoff Over Affirmative Action

Politicians are settling into entrenched positions in the fight over how to interpret the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban. Where does that leave colleges?

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Test-Free Admissions: Why Wait?

While test-optional policies are already the norm, the University of California’s experience points toward test-free admissions as the next best step, Julie J. Park and OiYan Poon write.