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Admissions
May 20, 2015
The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

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

"Private College Enrollments: Needs, Numbers, Solutions" is our latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation includes pieces that explore different strategies used by different institutions.

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

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Sparkroom.

Archive

April 10, 2006
First lawsuit filed over SAT scoring errors. More are expected -- and effect could spread far beyond those who took ill-fated test.
April 5, 2006
John Carroll's president announces $2.7 million in budget cuts to deal with a drop in students.
April 3, 2006
Marion Franck offers tips for colleges on how to infuriate (and not to infuriate) applicants and their families.
March 27, 2006

Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.

March 27, 2006
After op-ed by Kenyon dean underscores how college admissions officers favor male applicants, many ask: Is this legal? Is it right?
March 23, 2006

The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.

March 22, 2006
On lawyers' advice, medical school decides that a subcommittee that screened only minority applicants has to go.
March 16, 2006
Kevin Carey writes that the hype over Ivy admissions prevents too many people from focusing on the education issues that actually affect most people.
March 16, 2006
New Web site raises uncomfortable questions about which institutions enroll those with the most financial need.
March 16, 2006
New scoring problems revive old arguments against standardized testing.

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