Shifts in economics and student demographics, along with resurgent activism, have altered the tenor of the discussion about affirmative action over the past eight years.
If students are expected to take high-stakes exams, admissions offices should be working harder to understand what the tests actually predict, a report says.
Jenny Rickard, now at the University of Puget Sound, describes her vision for the nonprofit organization behind the widely used admissions-application platform.
This year, the university told students from six states they could pay the same tuition and fees charged by their in-state flagship university. That led to a boost in enrollment from those states.
A new study raises questions about holistic admissions policies by finding that many applicants’ fates are determined by cutoff scores or the biases of those evaluating them.
Arizona State offers several small-campus environments in addition to the big one everyone knows about. But getting prospective students to understand that can be a challenge.
Many colleges brag about rising numbers of applicants, even as they see a drop in students who enroll. Here’s what the numbers really mean.
University officials expected the numbers to fall for a variety of reasons. But with the threat of big budget cuts, they're scrambling to convince prospective students that the campus is a safe and welcoming space.
The University of Evansville sends six buses to bring admitted students to the campus for a weekend known as Road Trip. If all goes well, students find friends, and Evansville finds its freshman class.
The new SAT faces an age-old problem: How to prevent cheating while offering students, parents, and the curious an understanding of how the test works.
State lawmakers have asked the university system to explore a plan requiring those students to earn two-year degrees before enrolling. Here’s what campus officials and higher-ed experts say about it.
The sudden announcement that nonstudents would not be permitted to sit for the test on Saturday has provoked a raft of speculation. FairTest’s Robert Schaeffer offers his views.
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.