Alternative Approaches

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


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.

September 4, 2014

Goucher College creates a new option in which applicants will be evaluated on the basis of a two-minute video.

June 18, 2014

In new book and discussion, researchers and advocates envision strategies for fostering campus diversity in a world in which race-conscious remedies are prohibited.

June 3, 2014

A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.


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