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Sep 23, 2016
Admissions officers talk about changing the way applications are read in order to keep up with demographic changes.

Surveys

Highlights: fewer colleges meeting targets for this year, a higher bar for Asians, skepticism about new standardized writing tests and a new application, mixed feelings on Hillary Clinton’s college plan and applicants’ criminal records.

Booklets

"Recruiting International Students" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions.

The compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Thursday, August 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

Please click here here to register or find out more.

The publication of this booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

April 3, 2014

Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

March 20, 2014

As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.

March 18, 2014

Colleges that want first-generation college students to thrive need to talk -- in supportive ways -- about the realities of social class in America and in higher education, write Nicole M. Stephens, MarYam G. Hamedani and Mesmin Destin.

March 11, 2014

Some Princeton students push university to stop asking whether applicants have been convicted of anything. They say academe needs more people with experience in the justice system.

March 6, 2014

College Board will try new approach to essay, drop the penalty for wrong answers and work with Khan Academy to provide free test-prep. Some experts like the changes (or most of them), while others see a bid to catch up to the ACT.

March 5, 2014

College Board unveils redesigned writing test (in which evidence will be relevant) and makes it optional. Other reforms will end penalty for incorrect answers and the focus on "SAT words" people never use. Khan Academy will provide free test prep. Will changes shift debate on admissions testing? UPDATE: Early reactions.

March 4, 2014

Austin College partners with graduate schools to show liberal arts grads have clear paths to success. Undergraduates will get perks including internships, early decision admission and dual degree credit.

March 3, 2014

One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.

February 28, 2014

As the pool of M.B.A. students grows, universities unveil tailored programs to capture different segments of the market.

February 27, 2014

After a difficult year with technology glitches, board decides that it's time for a new executive director. Outgoing leader of group says he is being treated as a scapegoat.

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