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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Hampshire is the only college that not only doesn't require the SAT, but won't look at applicants' scores. The college is no longer ranked by U.S. News -- and it may have just had its best admissions year ever.
The Obama administration wants students and families to judge colleges only by cost during and pay after, writes Christopher Nelson. Why ignore so many other factors, such as … quality of education?
If history is a guide, two-year institutions will see their student numbers drop this fall as the labor market improves, writes Nate Johnson. We must work to improve the choices for low-income students.
Racial gaps persist, as does link between rigor of courses and test scores.
Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.
Colleges shouldn't abandon the practice of asking applicants to disclose disciplinary records, writes Pamela Brown. But admissions officers need to be trained on how to evaluate the answers.
Education Department will stop giving colleges information from federal form about students' college preferences, which critics said disadvantaged some students during the admissions and financial aid process.
College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.
Since Australian universities won the right to enroll any students they deemed qualified, the proportion of students failing out has spiked, especially from online programs.
Louisiana tried to tighten admissions standards by shifting remediation to community colleges. But when enrollment dropped at four-year universities, without increasing at two-year institutions, the state shifted course.