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.
Efforts to fix the notoriously demanding financial-aid application, which go back years, are intensifying. But obstacles remain.
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