Admissions / registrar

Roundup of admissions news

Chinese students at American universities; “post-traditional” learners; who changes majors?

Essay on affirmative action for male students

Jim Jump considers the extra point that was awarded -- only to male applicants -- by Brigham Young.

Despite concerns of many, early-admissions programs continue to see growing number of applicants

Many educators say these programs favor the wealthy, but more and more applications came in this year -- to all kinds of institutions.

Colleges scramble to recruit rapper Lil B

Rapper and Twitter personality Lil B tweeted that he would like to go to college. When you have 1.5 million followers and have released more than 50 mixtapes, that’s the sort of thing colleges notice.

Study finds that international students do not displace Americans

Research was done on graduate education, but paper suggests implications for undergraduate education as well.

Essay of advice to counselors on how to help applicants writing admissions essays

Charlotte West offers advice for college counselors on the guidance they should provide applicants.

Medical schools have become more diverse, primarily because of Asian-Americans

Share of white students has dropped significantly in last 35 years, but Asian-Americans are alone among minority groups in seeing substantial gains. Black applicants have lowest admit rates.

Leaked documents reveal that Brigham Young favored male applicants

Leaked documents show an advantage for men over women, using a numerical formula. University says it has shifted to holistic admissions.

Essay on issues raised by differing perspectives of presidents and principals, and admissions professionals

A colleague’s job move has Jim Jump reflecting on challenges faced by those in admissions whose bosses don’t understand the field.

A competitive high school asks: Are weighted GPAs doing any good?

At competitive high schools, students boast of averages that are well above 4.0. Does anyone take the numbers seriously? Could they be doing damage?


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