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Author discusses her new book on transitions for first-generation students at elite college

Author discusses her new book on transitions in admissions -- and beyond.

How Occidental changed its aid formula to attract middle-class Californians

One college charts a path to recruiting students from families whose home equity makes them technically wealthy, but whose bank accounts suggest otherwise.

Essay challenges the idea of "dream" colleges

Nicholas Soodik writes that myths about one perfect place hurt high school students thinking about their futures.

Survey draws attention to white perceptions of affirmative action

New results -- showing majority of white people believe they face discrimination -- surprise many. But attitudes, especially about college admission, don't always reflect the bias and disadvantages experienced by nonwhites or actual enrollment trends.

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Tuition and aid report; criticism of non-need-based aid at public universities; teachers' attitudes, race and college success.

After huge surge in enrollment from India, Central Missouri sees a substantial drop

At the University of Central Missouri, the number of students from India went from 152 five years ago to 2,429 in 2015 -- and 631 today.

Essay raises questions about who benefits from early-decision programs

Jim Jump doesn’t favor abolishing all early programs, but he sees problems -- especially for students -- in the approaches used by many institutions.

Adjuncts challenge how 'U.S. News' evaluates faculty resources

They say the rankings pay lip service to the value of full-time professors but reward institutions that may offer minimal pay to adjuncts.

President of Northern State makes unusual video pitch for students

Throwing money in the air, hanging out with the mascot and humor are all part of the strategy for the leader of Northern State.

Admissions officials consider impact of erosion of SAT subject tests

Colleges continue to drop requirements that were once the norm at competitive institutions. The exams have fans, but shift from required to recommended frustrates many counselors, who report applicant confusion.

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