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In recent years, the college completion agenda has dominated the public discourse surrounding higher education. Policymakers, lawmakers, institutions, and other interested parties have shifted thei... Read More

Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, welcomed nearly 20 international attendees to the AACRAO Annual Meeting at the preconference workshop "US Education for International Participant... Read More

Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D. Associate Dean of Enrollment Services at Columbia University, Teachers College and Past President of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), tol... Read More

In August 2013, President Obama announced a set of proposals to promote college affordability and improve educational outcomes.  The plan includes the implementation of a federal ratings syste... Read More

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Sen. Claire McCaskill sent an online survey to more than 350 colleges to gather information about how institutions respond to sexual assault and comply with Title IX, BuzzFeed reported, a... Read More

Udacity hopes the certificates it offers to people who complete its massive open online courses are worth something. Now the company plans to charge students accordingly. The company, one of the b... Read More

Virginia Tech has paid $32,500 in fines that the U.S. Department of Education imposed for campus-safety violations in the university's response to the 2007 mass shooting on its campus... Read More

Fixing the Common App

Posted on April 14 2014

The glitches on the Common Application in the fall -- which left many applicants unable to submit their applications -- may be fixed. But why did they happen in the first place? A report released ... Read More

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Greetings. It has been a busy last few weeks for AACRAO. We wrapped up a very successful 100th Annual Meeting in Denver in early April and then followed that the next week co-hosting the ... Read More

The number of overall international applications to U.S. graduate schools climbed 7 percent this year, but shifts in the countries from which applicants are coming raise questions about the stabili... Read More

The U.S. Department of Education has announced plans to look at how to improve its oversight of student loan servicers. These companies manage the loan payments of the more than 26 million federal ... Read More

In joint speeches at Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in Pennsylvania, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced on Wednesday nearly $600 million in new federa... Read More

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The research presented in this article is part of an ongoing effort to use data collected during the college admissions process to help identify which students are likely to perform poorly in their... Read More

In March 2013, the US Department of Education issued guidance to institutions on how to attain approval for competency-based programs under the current title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) regulati... Read More

Like many community colleges, Monroe Community College (MCC) has been developing a new strategic enrollment management strategy. To this end, the college conducted a communications audit in order t... Read More

There is a growing “swirling” trend of students alternating between 2- and 4-year colleges. The non-linear paths traveled by many community college students often take them through mult... Read More

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