Admissions / registrar

Political campaign-style targeting comes to student search

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Increasingly sophisticated data slicing tools are changing student recruitment. Who benefits?

Colleges slow tuition growth, but financial aid is not keeping pace, report shows

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Grant aid is not keeping pace with the cost of college, even as the rate of tuition growth slows, two new reports from the College Board show. 

George Washington U. admits that it incorrectly told applicants it was need-blind

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George Washington U. said for years that ability to pay wasn't a factor in admissions. It wasn't true.

Common Application glitches block students from applying

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After several days and missed admissions deadlines, glitches in the new Common Application system are still causing campus officials to fall behind and sending some parents, students and high school counselors into frenzies.

New study explores qualities that help black and Latino males succeed in high school

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New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

College Board president gives some hints about changes in the SAT

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College Board president suggests a new approach to the writing test and pledges that other changes will make test prep less of a factor.

Study links high school G.P.A. gender gap to collegiate aspirations

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Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.

White definitions of merit and admissions change when they think about Asian Americans, study finds

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Study finds that when white people are told of the success of Asian applicants, their commitment to basing admissions on grades and test scores drops.

U. of Virginia changes much praised aid program to require loans

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U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.

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