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July 25, 2018

ACT announced Tuesday that it has acquired the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, known by its abbreviation NRCCUA. ACT is best known for its testing services. NRCCUA offers a range of services to colleges to help with enrollment strategy. Both ACT and NRCCUA sell names of prospective students to colleges. ACT is nonprofit, and NRCCUA has been for-profit. An ACT spokesman said that ACT would remain nonprofit but that NRCCUA would be within ACT as "a for-profit business unit initially."

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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