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March 18, 2019

140-Plus College Admissions Deans Pledge to Prioritize Service, Ethical Character

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.

March 15, 2019

College-Admissions Bribery Scheme Sparks First Round of Lawsuits

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

National College Fraud Scheme Highlights Flaws in Admissions Process

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

Selective Colleges Report Gains Enrolling More Low-Income Students

A group of elite colleges and universities reports modest progress in enrolling more lower-income students.

November 13, 2018

College Advising Is in Short Supply in U.S. High Schools, Study Finds

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

Importance of SAT, ACT Scores Dwindling in College Admissions

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

High School Students Getting More Interested in Activism, Counselors Report

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

New Scholarship Rewards Completing Road-to-College Steps

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

Low-Income Students Are More Likely to Underestimate Cost of 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.

October 05, 2018

Does Your School Post Its 'Profile' Online? And Why That Matters for College Admission

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."

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