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Feb 13, 2015
An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Educating Nontraditional Students" is a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about strategies for recruiting, retaining and graduating nontraditional students. The articles involve a wide range of institutions, the use of technology and different curricular approaches.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Thursday, September 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of SmartDegree.

Archive

November 25, 2008

For the past two seasons I have been obsessed with the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" and anxiously anticipated its return for a third season. I love the action, the characters and the storylines. However, it was not until recently that it dawned on me that my I enjoy the show because fishing opilio crab is not much different from modern-day enrollment work.

November 20, 2008

For second time this year, law review articles suggest that -- if you go back far enough -- a legal case can be made that preferences for alumni children are illegal.

November 18, 2008

Many critiques of affirmative action fail to understand how decisions are actually made, writes Julie Vultaggio.

November 18, 2008

Jess H. Lord, dean of admissions and financial aid at Haverford College, says that "up until Friday I've been telling anyone who would listen to me to get ready because I assumed ED numbers would drop." He said it was "absolutely my assumption that ED would be hit hard by the economy -- that applying ED would be seen as a luxury and folks would hold off." "ED" is admissions lingo for early decision, in which applicants apply early and pledge, if admitted, to enroll.

November 11, 2008

Berkeley project finds that LSAT doesn't predict success as a lawyer, but other tests -- on which female and minority students score as well as white men -- do.

November 6, 2008

After years in which critics of consideration of race in admissions win big with the voters, why didn't that happen this year in Colorado?

November 5, 2008

Critics of affirmative action hoped for bans in five states this year, and end up with at least one. Colorado outcome unclear.

November 3, 2008

Lower court's ruling would have made it easier for Californians with learning disabilities to seek accommodations on standardized tests.

October 29, 2008

Small institutions that have had low enrollment levels for Jews are pushing to increase them -- and in so doing raise delicate questions.

October 28, 2008

ETS steps up pitch to would-be business students and business schools to consider alternative to the traditional test, while defenders of that exam insist there is no real contest.

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