Admissions / registrar

A round-up of news on admissions issues in the last week

Dartmouth considers expansion; compilation on affordability; shifting M.B.A. market.

An invitation to contribute to the Admissions Insider poetry magnet

And be sure to pick one up at NACAC in Boston.

Tools that are less detailed than most colleges' aid calculators are gathering attention -- and student use

Tools that skip most of the questions on aid calculators are gathering support. Have they figured out something that most colleges haven’t?

WPI sees notable gains in female enrollment -- after a shift in use of non-need-based aid

WPI saw the female share of its incoming class go from 34 percent to 43 percent in a year -- after adjusting aid policy.

Data provide insights into advantages and qualifications of legacy applicants

New data show -- across national sample -- they are admitted at much higher rates than other applicants. But the vast majority also fit or exceed the academic profile of colleges to which they are admitted.

Essay on new challenges to affirmative action and allegations of bias against Asian applicants

Jim Jump writes that the real issue may be the rapid increase in the number of applicants, not overt discrimination.

Essay on revising admissions policies to align with mission

Meredith Twombly describes how Hampshire College rejected conventional wisdom and reshaped its policies.

A roundup of news on admissions issues in the last week

Critique of elite colleges; welcoming international students; three more colleges drop SAT/ACT requirements; more students are borrowing more than $20,000.

Survey sheds light on how cost, earnings information influences decisions over higher ed


New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children -- that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action.


Date Announced: 
Mon, 08/14/2017


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