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For Fate of SAT Writing Test, Watch California

More top colleges drop requirement and University of California is studying the test, which College Board defends. Plus, more colleges go test optional; controversy over math scores on SAT. Update: Michigan drops essay.

Coming This Year: A Survey of Counselors

What should we ask? Would you like to be included?

An 'Easy' SAT and Terrible Scores

Math scores for June's examination leave many students in disbelief and frustration, blasting the power of curves.

Accreditors Eye Temple

University is supposed to abide by standards requiring honesty and integrity. But is it in compliance after revealing that its business school lied for years to get higher rankings? U.S. News also seeks more information.

Lies, Damned Lies and Rankings

Temple reveals that scandal over false information submitted for rankings of its online M.B.A. was much broader than earlier known. Dean, found to have dismantled system for checking accuracy of data, is ousted.

Will Trump Change the Way Colleges Seek Diversity?

Most experts don't expect admissions efforts to diminish, but many say outcome of a key court case could have a big impact.

It's Past Time to Ban the Box

Britain provides a model for what American colleges can do, writes Bradley D. Custer.

The Benefits of Ethnic Studies Courses

San Francisco State University students graduate at higher rates when they pass ethnic studies courses, but not everyone agrees on what this means.