Admissions / registrar

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions


An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Rose-Hulman plans to add new psychological test to admissions process

Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

College in Texas told Nigerians they were rejected for coming from country with Ebola

Letter from college in Texas said all applicants from countries with Ebola were being turned away.

As Iowa's largest public university scrambles for students, private colleges worry they will suffer


New funding formula for public universities, prompted by questions about out-of-state students, may have the unintended consequence of hurting private and community colleges.


Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day


Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day.

Study suggests Texas's tuition policies suppressed Hispanic enrollment at research universities

A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students

The New York Times names the most "economically diverse" top colleges (hours before a certain other ranking is released), but methodology excludes all but a few public institutions.

Goucher will create new option for admissions: a two-minute video

Goucher College creates a new option in which applicants will be evaluated on the basis of a two-minute video.

Mount Holyoke will now accept applications from transgender women

Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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