Deans of admission at more than 140 colleges and universities pledged to abide by principles designed to reduce "excessive achievement pressure" in admissions and promote ethical character among parents and students.
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March 18, 2019
March 15, 2019
This week's huge college-admissions bribery scandal has spawned the first round of what will almost certainly be a mess of lawsuits attacking the integrity of the college admissions process. And already the first lawsuit, filed by two Stanford University students, has gotten weird.
March 12, 2019
Federal prosecutors charged 33 parents, along with two SAT/ACT administrators, an exam proctor, nine coaches and three organizers with involvement in a college admissions fraud scheme on Tuesday.
December 19, 2018
A group of elite colleges and universities reports modest progress in enrolling more lower-income students.
November 13, 2018
Only a third of the country's public high schools have a counselor devoted to helping students get prepared for college, and the problem is even worse in high-poverty schools.
November 12, 2018
A new survey shows that colleges are responding to the call to make SAT or ACT scores optional when students apply for admission.
November 07, 2018
Counselors at half of the nation's high schools say students are getting more interested in political activism. More than a third of college admissions officers say they're seeing more students write essays about political activism.
October 18, 2018
A new $25 million scholarship sponsored by the College Board rewards students for taking key steps to prepare for, and apply to, college.
October 10, 2018
A federal survey finds that students' estimates of the cost of tuition and fees at four-year colleges track closely with their socioeconomic backgrounds.
October 05, 2018
Students at high schools with large low-income populations could be at a disadvantage when applying to college because of a little-known document that's part of the process: each high school's "school profile."