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September 24, 2018

High School Counselors Think Colleges Should Drop SAT, ACT Requirements

A pair of new surveys shows deep skepticism about the value of college-admissions exams among high school counselors and college-admissions leaders. Both groups also worry about too much pressure to take AP courses, and lack of equal access to those classes.

September 05, 2018

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest SAT Controversy

You might have heard that there were problems with the August SAT exam. Here's what you need to know.

August 28, 2018

One Way to Increase College Access: Encourage Students to Retake the SAT

Just over half of SAT takers retake the SAT at least once, but new research shows that retakes can have a significant effect on college enrollment.

June 14, 2018

Big Step in Testing Trend: University of Chicago Makes SAT, ACT Optional

The University of Chicago has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission, marking the first time a major research university has joined the test-optional movement.

April 30, 2018

Michelle Obama: Presiding Over a Much-Expanded 'College Signing Day'

In her ongoing role as cheerleader-in-chief for college-access causes, former First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 5th annual College Signing Day on May 2.

April 09, 2018

Early-Decision Admissions as an Antitrust Violation? Justice Dept. Investigating

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether colleges violate federal antitrust laws when they share information about students who have been accepted through early-decision programs.

February 26, 2018

Colleges to Students: Walkouts to Protest Shootings Won't Jeopardize Admission

Many colleges and universities are reassuring students that their offers of admission won't be jeopardized if they are suspended because they missed school to protest gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shootings.

January 19, 2018

A New Push to Use Student Projects in College Admissions

A new initiative aims to focus college admissions less on standardized test scores, and more on student projects.

January 12, 2018

New Emails Surface in Trump Administration Probe of Race-Conscious College Admissions

New emails show that an investigation of race-based admissions in at least one university are getting support and direction at the top levels of the Justice Department's civil rights division.

January 10, 2018

U.S. Justice Department Probes College-Counseling Group

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a national college-counseling group for information about possible antitrust violations in its ethics policy.

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