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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 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 Week in Admissions News

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

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?

A Seat at the Table

College leaders talk about their participation on a federal task force on apprenticeships, which last week issued a report with scathing criticism of traditional higher education.

The Week in Admissions News

Apprenticeships, extra security for AP tests, free community college.

The New Stealth and Not-So-Stealth Applicants: Transfers

Princeton admits first transfer applicants since 1990. And new data may help those colleges that never stopped.