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Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

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University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

White House gathers experts to boost college counseling

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With less fanfare, the White House once again convenes a conference on getting more low-income students into college. The focus this time is college counseling. 

Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity

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Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.

Dispute over company that works with colleges on graduate and professional school applications

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A company that helps leading graduate and professional schools handle applications has owed millions and misled its clients about why they're not getting their money, lawsuit alleges.

Survey finds career aspirations motivating students in fully online programs

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Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.

Author discusses book proposing a new approach to affirmative action

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Author discusses a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches.

What would it really take to be in the 'U.S. News' Top 20?

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What would it really take to be in the U.S. News top 20? ​And can anyone really change in the 'beauty pageant' of the reputational survey?

Colleges that miss enrollment targets step up their summer recruitment

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What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.

New details on antitrust suit against Common Application

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Lawsuit accuses Common Application of violating antitrust law by pressuring colleges into adopting certain policies. Admissions experts are split on whether the charge has validity.

Supreme Court upholds right of state voters to bar consideration of race in admissions

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Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

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