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The Week in Admissions News

Chinese students; Facebook and community colleges; dropping for-profit enrollments.

Aid Letters Without Information Students Need

Report finds many colleges leave out key points -- or present information in confusing ways. How many ways can you say "loan"?

Ethical College Admissions: A Fresh Perspective

Looking at another school's counseling program can provide insights on your own school, and on admissions, writes Jim Jump.

Who Should Get In?

New front opens in battle over diversity and testing as mayor of New York City seeks to abolish use of test to admit students to some of the country's top high schools.

The Week in Admissions News

Intensive English enrollments drop; defending the liberal arts; scrutiny of a tax break for grad students.

Dropping the SAT Essay

Yale follows Harvard in ending requirement that students complete writing portion of SAT or ACT. University of San Diego makes similar move, leaving only 25 colleges with the requirement. More colleges go test optional.

Recruiting Without a Plan

Survey of colleges on international enrollment management finds many are just getting started.

For-Profit High School Recruits Students With Guarantee on Admission to Top College

And scholarship offers are also a sure thing, this high school says, at "top 100" colleges.