Admissions / registrar

Ambivalent on Agents

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At admissions meeting, many remain uncomfortable with a controversial strategy for recruiting international students, but evidence abounds that the practice is growing.

A Multi-Part Question

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Wording in the Common Application regarding ethnicity is causing headaches for students and institutions trying to gauge diversity.

Gazing Into Higher Ed's Future

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U.S. projects that by 2019, gender gap in college-going will widen, Latinos will lead in enrollment growth, and completions won't come close to meeting the Obama goal.

Deep Springs Will Admit Women

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Ending years of debate, one of the last all-male colleges will go co-ed.

Calculating Costs and Benefits

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New requirement that colleges display "net price calculators" could reshape tuition pricing, financial aid policies and admissions -- or maybe not.

SAT Scores Drop

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Racial and ethnic gaps grow, and College Board adds a new benchmark.

Low-Hanging Fruit

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Educators consider how they can get "near-completers" to finish up their college degrees.

Bad for Business

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Most full-time, two-year M.B.A. programs saw a decline in applications this year, a turnaround from a period of growth, survey finds.

'U.S. News' Participation Drops

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Colleges and universities will be giving U.S. News & World Report lots of free publicity today as they boast about their advances in the magazine's annual college rankings. But in one key respect, colleges are becoming notably less helpful to the magazine. Presidents are less likely than in years past to fill out the evaluations that are a key part of the rankings methodology.

This follows a few years of stability or slight gains in participation -- following some declines amid a push by some rankings critics for colleges to boycott the "peer evaluations."

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