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Nov 30, 2015
A new statewide initiative automatically admits graduating seniors to college in Idaho.

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July 12, 2016

In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

May 24, 2016

Next year will be disruptive and confusing for students, families and most colleges in the admissions process, argues W. Kent Barnds, who wonders how so many changes can be good.

February 11, 2016

Can admissions officers truly compare levels of gratitude and responsibility among applicants in any equitable way, asks Elaine Tuttle Hansen.

November 30, 2015

A new statewide initiative automatically admits graduating seniors to college in Idaho.

November 2, 2015

We must make structural changes across thousands of colleges, Carol Barash argues -- not just rely on the good intentions of a privileged few.

October 1, 2015

A radical new approach to admissions will give students an alternative way to represent themselves beyond essays and SAT scores, Ann McDermott argues.

September 21, 2015

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.

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?

January 13, 2015

In first year Goucher applicants may by judged on a short video and Bennington applicants by an application portfolio they design, both colleges report early signs of success.

October 27, 2014

Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

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