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New Privacy Guidance on Schools, Tests and Surveys

Education Department: When high schools or states register all students for SAT or ACT, parents must approve of participation in surveys that are used by colleges to recruit.

Champion for Low-Income Students Gets a Boost Itself

By embedding college advisers in schools with many underrepresented students, College Advising Corps has helped 300,000 enter postsecondary education. It aims to hit 1 million by 2025.

The Value of Testing in Graduate Admissions

Doctoral admissions needs reform, but not the end of testing, writes David G. Payne.

Ethical College Admissions: The Demise of Access

A new report leaves Jim Jump wondering if low-income students can still find the money to pay for public higher education.

The Week in Admissions News

The future of Pell Grants; racial disparities in borrowing; apprenticeships.

Harvard Business School Kills Third Round in Admissions

Move shifts away from practices of other top M.B.A. programs.

The Power of Personal Endorsements

Forget formal letters of recommendation. Do personal appeals make a difference? Research suggests they create a real advantage over similarly qualified applicants without an advocate.

The Invisible Boot Camp

Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?