Admissions / registrar

Study considers implications of people seeking, in admissions, to be in a big pond at all costs

Study suggests that many -- especially those with Asian backgrounds -- may not realize that best fit may not be most prestigious institution. Can counselors challenge preconceptions?

UC Irvine faces criticism after revoking hundreds of admissions offers

Many suspect they are being punished for the university ending up with a much larger than expected freshman class.

Essay considers whether meritocracy is a myth

Jim Jump considers the recent debate.

Survey shows concern from private college business officers about discount rates

Concern is greater at private than public colleges, but most aren’t expecting to bring the rates down.

A roundup of this week's news on admissions

"Demonstrated interest" as another advantage for the wealthy; education for "good jobs," parental help on applications; more.

Article renews discussion about lottery approach to elite college admissions

Professor’s article revives discussions on fairness and privilege.

Book on the upper middle class raises criticism of college admissions

New book suggests that the upper middle class is stealing opportunity -- including in higher education -- from everyone else.

University of California shifts draw attention to question of who benefits from letters of recommendation

Experiment at Berkeley and new policy for University of California system provide information on common practice in competitive college admissions.

Essay on issues related to economics and ethics in admissions

Jim Jump considers the conflicts between doing the right thing, doing the right thing to help the bottom line and doing what you can afford.

A roundup of news on admissions issues in the last week

The GOP budget plan, more test-optional colleges, disappearing colleges, aid deadlines.


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