Teenagers still find printed letters to be helpful, and while they often want colleges to text them on their smartphones, sometimes they don’t.
Richard Weissbourd talks about his widely read report on emphasizing service to others in the application process.
At the behest of Republican lawmakers, the state’s university system is studying a plan that would route applicants seen as less prepared to two-year institutions.
So far, income-share agreements have been discussed only on the fringes of the college-affordability conversation. Could that change, now that a prominent public university is pursuing them?
What some admissions officials think they know about today’s app-happy, ever-texting applicants is not quite right, according to a new paper.
There's value in data that attempt to hold colleges responsible for what their students go on to earn. But making sense of that data requires context few high schoolers will sort out alone.
Admission officers at selective colleges who were given more details about applicants’ high schools look more favorably on needy students, a new study found.
The dominant player, having just handled nearly 1.1 million applications for more than 600 colleges, isn’t standing pat, with a new effort to help students apply for financial aid.
Speakers sought to demystify the group of selective colleges’ plan for improving the admissions process. But details of how the system would actually work remained in short supply.
The new writing portion of the college-entrance test has slowed down the scoring process, so some students applying early may not be able to use their results.
As high-school graduation rates rise, a new report questions whether too many students are being given false assurances that they’re ready for college or the work force.
Seizing an opportunity that won’t come often, Drew University has made William Campbell, who just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, the focus of a broad-ranging marketing campaign.
Admissions officers and college counselors got a description of the new site over the weekend — and a chance to critique it.
The project grew from the worry that many teens are too focused on their own success and that colleges are contributing to that problem.
New ethical guidelines approved by the National Association for College Admission Counseling forbid the question, which dozens of colleges currently use to help them predict who will enroll.
A coalition of selective institutions hopes to shake up how students apply to college. The group’s online portal is meant to bring more clarity to the process.