Admissions

Admissions
Feb 22, 2017
More than 20 percent of most recent high school class nationally has taken and passed at least one exam.

Surveys

Sept. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. View the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by support from Hobsons, Jenzabar, NRCCUA, TimeTrade and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

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

June 17, 2009

U.S. News & World Report is on the verge of officially announcing a major expansion of its rankings Web site. The announcement will focus on the new "University Directory" that has been in beta. The directory has a broader focus than the rankings -- with extensive listings in distance education and adult continuing education, not just the four-year residential colleges that are the focus of the rankings.

June 15, 2009
Virginia's high-stakes high school test -- and incentives used to get students to take it -- may have driven up grade point averages of college applicants from the commonwealth, study finds.
June 10, 2009
When it comes to international students, the still-controversial practice of paying commissions to recruiters gains greater acceptance, and visibility.
June 9, 2009
Surveys by NACAC finds high schools reporting more students being influenced by cost, and colleges seeing signs of those choices.
June 1, 2009

The "10 percent" plan in Texas has been one of the most successful experiments ever tried to get more minority students into top public universities with race-neutral criteria. It spawned similar (if less ambitious) programs in California and Florida and prompted numerous debates about equity in higher education admissions.

June 1, 2009
Chicago Tribune exposes extent of political influence on getting into U. of Illinois -- leaving university pledging to fix any problems and claiming that this goes on everywhere.
May 20, 2009
New analysis from admissions group suggests that SAT coaching improves scores, but modestly. But study also finds that modest increases make a difference at many institutions.
May 11, 2009

For many colleges, May 1 is the deadline by which admitted applicants must either accept or decline offers of admissions -- sending in a deposit (theoretically to only one institution) to save a spot.

May 4, 2009
In a break from tradition, some private colleges offered some additional spots before a final count was in on how many accepted applicants were coming.
April 29, 2009
Many admissions offices are using search engines and social networks to check out some applicants, or to promote institutions, survey finds.

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