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Fresh Battle Lines in the Testing Wars

The debate over standardized testing requirements, put on ice during the pandemic, is catching fire again as colleges reconsider their temporary test-optional policies.

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FAFSA Fiasco

Admissions counselors should exercise empathy and flexibility this cycle, Jim Jump writes.

Most Americans Approve of Affirmative Action Ban

More than two-thirds of Americans believe the Supreme Court’s June 2023 decision banning the use of affirmative action in college...
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Gaming the Student Visa System

As international recruitment markets shift to South Asia, some colleges are swamped with fake applications and last-minute transfers. Is the system too easy to exploit?

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Report: Online Education Completion Lags Behind Face-to-Face Instruction

The University of Florida’s Institute of Higher Education found students who enroll in exclusively online degree programs were less likely to complete a degree than peers who enrolled in some face-to-face courses. But certain actions can help promote online learning success.

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New York State Launches Direct Admission Plan

New York governor Kathy Hochul is championing an initiative to offer the top 10 percent of the state’s high school...
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Colleges and Universities Invest in Transfer Student Success

To promote successful transfer between community colleges and four-year universities, institutional partnerships are addressing barriers and providing more streamlined methods.

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Admissions as Slavery Reparations

The end of race-based affirmative action should pave the way for positive admissions considerations— and full-tuition support for—descendants of enslaved Americans, James E. Murray Jr. writes.