• The overall persistence rate declined slightly for fall 2015 entering college students, according to the annual Persistence and Retention Snapshot Report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). According to the re...

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  • DHS Issues New Guidance on DACA

    Posted on June 19 2017

    The Trump administration will not immediately eliminate protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, The New York Times reported. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new gu...

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  • The Louisiana House gave final approval this week on legislation that would ban public colleges and universities from asking applicants about their criminal backgrounds, reports The Advocate. House Bill 688 extends to higher education i...

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  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed legislation that would have banned colleges from asking college applicants about their criminal history on applications, reports Inside Higher Ed. Hogan said he vetoed the legislation out of concern ...

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  • Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department published a notice in the Federal Register that aims to change the visa vetting process to subject certain applicants to enhanced questioning. The agency's proposal calls for ten addition...

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  • The Common Application on Tuesday announced plans for a new application for transfer students, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Jenny Rickard, the organization's president and chief executive, said that the move the revamp...

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  • On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to review operational and cybersecurity decisions made by the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service regarding the security breach...

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Monday announced changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Verification Requirements. The announcement comes in response to concerns about the impact of the susp...

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  • 4 counselor outreach opportunities

    Posted on April 14 2017

    Developing relationships with high school and community college counselors can enhance recruitment and outreach plans.

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  • Princeton University last week sued the U.S. Education Department to stop the release of documents that would reveal some of the university's admissions procedures, reports Inside Higher Ed. The documents were obtained by the E...

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