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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation embraces technology to help low-income students

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with a new executive director and more than $700 million at its disposal, embraces technology to help low-income students.

Average SAT scores show little change

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For both SAT and Advanced Placement tests, gaps remain significant among racial and socioeconomic groups.

Group asks federal government to stop giving colleges information on students' choices

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The federal government should not be sharing a list of colleges that students are interested in with other colleges, according to admissions group.

As Pell Grant loses access potency, new paper calls for bolder federal college affordability guarantee

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A trio of think tanks and advocacy groups, lamenting the declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant, call for bold federal and state guarantee for low-income college students.

Bennington introduces new option for applicants

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Bennington will give applicants complete control over how they want to present themselves, and becomes second college this month to become transcript-optional.

Syracuse U. curbs work with program to help urban youth attend college

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Under a chancellor who says he cares more about rankings than did his predecessor, Syracuse U. scales back involvement with well-regarded program for recruiting low-income and minority students -- and those students take note.

Students are asked to demonstrate more interest in colleges than just applying

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Some high school counselors fear a tactic used by college admissions officers to find students who most want to enroll is getting out of control.

 

Common Application ends longstanding requirement that member colleges use holistic admissions

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Common Application changes membership rules such that colleges without application essays -- and even colleges that use formulas for admissions -- may now join.

Colleges now often rely on data, rather than gut, in hunt for students

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Colleges use data to predict who they should target as they hunt for students.

Lead generation with more information and fewer leads

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A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

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