Guaranteeing college admission to highly qualified students can have a big influence on whether low-income students pick an appropriately challenging college, a new study finds.

Federal watchdogs find that Utah inflated its high school graduation rate in the last of a series of reports warning states not to make end runs around the rules for calculating graduation rates.

The schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery to graduate their students are the ones that serve large populations of low-income and minority teenagers.

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.

A new survey shows that colleges are responding to the call to make SAT or ACT scores optional when students apply for admission.

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.

Tennessee offers college remediation in 12th grade, and it pays off with boosting students' enrollment rates in credit-bearing classes. The catch? Students didn't appear to be any stronger in math than their peers.

With 2.1 million test takers, the SAT reclaims its status as the most widely used college admission test, but test scores show only a small increase from last year.

A new $25 million scholarship sponsored by the College Board rewards students for taking key steps to prepare for, and apply to, college.

A federal survey finds that students' estimates of the cost of tuition and fees at four-year colleges track closely with their socioeconomic backgrounds.


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