Education Department will stop giving colleges information from federal form about students' college preferences, which critics said disadvantaged some students during the admissions and financial aid process.
Virginia and New York are first states to require colleges to note on transcripts whether a student was suspended or expelled over sexual assault allegations. But at some colleges, ignorance is not the only reason students found responsible for sexual misconduct are able to transfer so easily.
Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying to. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.