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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.

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"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.

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Archive

May 6, 2010

One quick way to tell what kind of year colleges are having as far as the admissions "yield" -- the percentage of accepted applicants who put down deposits -- is to see how forgiving they are of the U.S. Postal Service. Those that are having a good year assume that everything postmarked through May 1 -- the standard date to accept admissions offers -- should have arrived by now. Others are convinced that one more clump of deposits is about to arrive -- and aren't willing to declare numbers final just yet.

April 27, 2010

All of the admissions hysteria in full swing this time of year tends to suggest that nothing could be more decisive in a young person's life than getting in to the right college. What the discussions ignore is that for many of these people (about a third, at least), they will apply and be admitted to another undergraduate college before earning a degree -- as part of the transfer population.

April 1, 2010

The Obama administration has filed a brief with a federal appeals court offering strong backing to the University of Texas at Austin over its consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

March 30, 2010

The Advanced Placement program is becoming more and more popular, with 25 percent of high school graduates taking at least one AP examination, elite colleges expecting to see applicants’ transcripts full of the courses, and politicians demanding that more and more high schools offer them.

March 30, 2010

WASHINGTON – Thinking that a trip to a developing country might be a break from the TV commercials, Web ads and billboards that institutions like the University of Phoenix and Devry University use to build their brands and recruit students? Think again.

March 22, 2010
New research discounts idea that those who aspire to a college degree and fail to attain one will suffer psychological damage.
March 11, 2010
Why is a somewhat pathetic fictional character among the distinguished lawyers honored on its Web site?
March 11, 2010
A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.
March 8, 2010
As the recession leads some colleges to pull back on aid commitments, Hamilton moves in the opposite direction.
March 3, 2010
The high school counselors who guide students through college admissions receive poor grades in a new national survey.

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