Insider: New international student enrollment fell 43% this fall, according to survey of more than 700 US universities, and an expert says a 'perfect storm of issues' is to blame
"[Melanie Gottlieb said] an increase in market competition among international schools, economic shifts that impacted monetary exchange rates, and the pandemic are all factors that play into international enrollment declining."
Inside Higher Ed: Private Colleges Should Take Transfer Seriously
"[R]ecent survey results provided by the American Council on Education and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers [show] there is a lot to be encouraged by based on the results."
Inside Higher Ed: Common App Ditches High School Discipline Question
“About two-thirds of institutions in the U.S. have typically asked for and collected criminal history as part of their admissions applications,” said Reilly.
NPR: How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions
"[Mike Reilly] said he doesn't expect colleges to 'get this right in one admissions cycle.' But he said he takes heart in the progress already underway and also hopes this year's forced experiment will bring longer-lasting changes."
Inside Higher Ed: A Year of Chaos and Flexibility
Michael Reilly, executive director of AACRAO, said, "I think the word that comes to mind about college admissions this fall is uncertainty."
EdSurge: As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?
There’s been growing interest among colleges in this kind of “holistic admissions,” in part due to the movement—well underway before the pandemic—to make test scores optional, according to Tom Green, an associate executive director at [AACRAO].
The Purdue Exponent: University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon join push against Trump's edict on student visas
"Part of the irony is that one of the U.S.'s greatest exports is our higher education system. We draw more international students than any other country and this move could shoot them in the foot," said Mike Reilly, executive director of [AACRAO].
Inside Higher Ed: Admissions Offers Revoked Over Racist Comments
"Michael Reilly, executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, said that AACRAO has not taken a specific position on revoking admissions offers."
Inside Higher Ed: Public Research Universities' OK Year on Admissions
"Michael Reilly [...] said, "Summer enrollments seemed strong across higher education, which was a bit of a surprise given students' general dislike of the virtual format [...]."
University Business: How this university website continually engages admitted students during COVID-19
"Here are marketing strategies to increase student enrollment [...] from Tom Green, Associate Executive Director of Consulting and SEM at American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)."
INSIDER: The coronavirus could force colleges to close forever
"Mike Reilly...'you may see more mergers...particularly state systems...look at the number of campuses they have and merge them into smaller, into a fewer number of campuses.'"
Inside Higher Ed: What High Schoolers Need to Do
"A new report by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers finds that colleges are changing their admissions policies for next year (and this year) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Inside Higher Ed: Privacy and the Online Pivot
"According to Leroy Rooker...Colleges are allowed to use contractors and consultants for services - including for online instruction - but the contracts need to include stipulations to protect student privacy under the law."
U.S. News & World Report: Ban the Box: Opening the Door to College for Felons
"The majority still do ask the question on the admissions application," says Mike Reilly, the association's executive director.
Inside Higher Ed: Database Comparing Institutional Policies
“Our members...have been clamoring for a searchable, trusted policy repository...” Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director of AACRAO
University Business: Test-optional admissions policies advance
"'To be truly holistic,' added Reilly who is executive director, 'you want every piece of evidence that you can get, and the tests can add to that.'"
FloridaInsider: Florida Private Colleges Experiencing a Shrinking Applicant Pool
“'There’s something fundamentally different that’s going to be happening here,' said associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Tom Green."
WATE Knoxville: Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts
"'It’s a balance of campus safety and recognizing individual rights and privacy,' Reilly said. 'Where’s the balance there? That’s one issue where people fall strongly on both sides.'"
Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Better, Not Bigger’: As Private Colleges Hunger for Students, One University Slims Down
"...institutions that don’t pay attention to this do so at their own peril," said Tom Green, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM
74: The Mastery Transcript Consortium Has Been Developing a Gradeless Transcript for College Admissions. This Fall It Gets Its First Test
“It remains very promising, and I think it is the direction that secondary and postsecondary schools are going to: a much more comprehensive record of student learning than simply a transcript,” said Michael Reilly, Executive Director