• Faulty Predictions?

    Posted on January 26 2016

    The College Board has claimed for decades that the SAT's strength is that it predicts the grades students will earn in the first year of college. But what if, in many cases, it doesn't? A study released Monday suggests that hund...

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  • A New Call for Reform of Admissions

    Posted on January 21 2016

    It's time for competitive college admissions to undergo significant changes, according to a report, “Turning the Tide,” issued Wednesday by the Making Caring Common program at Harvard University's Graduate School of E...

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  • A proposal by North Carolina's public university system would require universities to identify their least-qualified admitted students and require them to attend a community college, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. Those s...

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  • Wanted: High-Character Students

    Posted on January 20 2016

    Each year colleges invite applicants to sing their own praises, by listing achievements and proclaiming passions. Now some admissions offices are emphasizing students’ concern for others and the world beyond their test-prep manuals...

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  • A new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation urges colleges and universities to create a "poverty preference" for high-achieving, low-income applicants in order to increase socioeconomic diversity on campuses, reports Th...

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  • The U.S. Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid is investigating the marketing practices of Ashford University, a for-profit college under Bridgeport Education Inc., reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. In a corp...

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  • More Changes to FAFSA List

    Posted on January 7 2016

    The U.S. Department of Education is planning to further restrict how it shares information about students’ college preferences, but some state officials are concerned the changes will make it more difficult for them to award funds ...

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  • A new study based on University of California data lends support to an argument that the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia caused a furor in raising last week: that affirmative action can hinder some black students’ prospects of...

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  • The University of California announced it would extend its deadline for transfer students to apply to system campuses to January 4, reports Inside Higher Ed and The Los Angeles Times. The previous deadline was at the end of November. Th...

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  • The U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics released new data on Tuesday showing that students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before. The nation's high school graduation r...

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