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
WaPo: Virginia Tech is so popular this year it’s offering financial incentives to delay enrolling
Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO said "College officials are always trying to hit enrollment targets...But sometimes when they try something new...they might find more students choosing to enroll and have to adjust."
Inside Higher Ed: Credit Where Credit Is Due
"The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers published a policy paper earlier this spring, 'Inclusive Admissions Policies for Displaced and Vulnerable Students.'"
The PIE News: US ushers in huge hike in SEVIS fee charged to international students
"AACRAO‘s associate director for Training and Program Development Annetta Stroud said the rise has the potential to be 'devastating to the US higher education sector'”.
MarketWatch, Inc: High-school students who take college classes don’t always save time — or money
"The bulk of colleges — 92% of public and 80% of private schools — say they have a policy of accepting college credits that students earn in high school, according to a 2016 survey from AACRAO."
Inside Higher ED: Annual Meeting Admission Scandal session makes news
The session was at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the program for which was set long before the scandal broke. But AACRAO added the session in light of the intensity of the scandal.
Inside Higher Ed: Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director, AACRAO, on the closing of Argosy University
"Transferring graduate credits can be a difficult process, because it involves fewer credits than the traditional 120 credits required for undergraduate degrees."
The New York Times: Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, discusses college enrollment in light of the admissions scandal
“There is now this notion that admissions is a competitive cesspool, and it’s not.”
Diverse Issues In Higher Education: Michael Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, comments on college admissions scandal
The behavior alleged “compromises the integrity of college admissions and reinforces stereotypes that people of privilege can circumvent the rules. It undermines public confidence in our institutions.”
Inside Higher Ed: Mike Reilly, Executive Director of AACRAO, comments on transcript release
Michael Cohen's testimony on President Trump's grades has spurred discussion on student consent concerning transcripts.
U.S. News: AACRAO's work on disciplinary notations
"The guidance from the registrars and admissions officers organizations recommends that whatever policy a school adopts, that it allows for the removal of the notification once a students serves his or her punishment."
Inside Higher Ed: Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, on high school transcript fraud
"The college application process is based on trust...When that trust is violated it does a disservice to both students and the admissions process."
Chicago Tribune: AACRAO's work on criminal history in admissions
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Washington, D.C., is developing guidance on requesting criminal history, expected to be released next year.
WaPo: AACRAO's work on the A26 Backpack
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is already developing a team to assess how the credentials that refugees share through the Backpack could be accepted by universities around the world.
Yale Daily News: LeRoy Rooker, AACRAO Senior Fellow, on the deletion of evaluative comments from applications of matriculated students
When asked if the lack of files could help Yale in a potential lawsuit, he said “that certainly means less information would be available,” but declined to comment further.
WRVO (NPR): Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, on affirmative action in higher ed
"It's making sure that their student body represents a broad range of characteristics, and not simply ranking students based on their test scores and their grades from high school," Reilly said.
University of Toronto: Mark McConahay, AACRAO VP Finance, on enhanced transcripts (Comprehensive Learner Records)
“More than just the course, what was the skill and the competency that was the result of the course?” McConahay asks.
The Daily Trojan: AACRAO referenced with regard to criminal history usage in admissions
The River Bender: AACRAO referenced with regard to mandatory arbitration agreements
EdSurge: LeRoy Rooker, Senior Fellow, on unintentional FERPA violations