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March 24, 2017

Colleges to Parents: Step Back and Let Your Children Lead Application Process

A new survey of college admissions officers delivers a bracing suggestion to helicopter parents: Step back and let your children lead the application process.

March 22, 2017

What Makes Admissions Officers More Likely to Admit Low-Income Students?

A newly published study shows that when college admissions officers have more detail about low-income students' high schools, they're more likely to understand the context they come from, and offer them admission.

March 10, 2017

FAFSA Application Tool Shut Off Due to Security Concerns, IRS Says

The Internal Revenue Service purposefully shut off a key tool for helping students and parents apply for federal student aid, government officials confirmed, and the tool will continue to be unavailable for "several weeks."

February 27, 2017

Smarter Balanced Looks to Partner With SAT or ACT on Hybrid Test

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.

February 21, 2017

ACT Adds Summer Test Date, Matching College Board's Move

The ACT college-entrance exam will be offered in July, starting in 2018. The move follows on the scheduled introduction of a summer testing date this year for the SAT.

December 13, 2016

Elite Colleges Announce New Push to Recruit Lower-Income Students

Thirty elite colleges have announced the American Talent Initiative, which aims to step up recruiting of students from low- and middle-income families.

November 01, 2016

More Signs That High School Class Rank Is Falling Out of Favor

More high schools are dropping class rankings, and colleges are considering it less frequently.

September 08, 2016

Grades, Courses Most Important in College Admissions, Survey Finds

An annual survey of college admissions officers finds, once again, that the courses students take and the grades they earn are much more important in applications than test scores.

August 25, 2016

ACT Scores Drop Slightly as More 11th Graders Take the College-Readiness Exam

The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.

August 08, 2016

Another University Allows 'Score Choice' on the SAT

A recent decision by the University of Pennsylvania to let students choose which SAT scores to submit has sparked renewed reflection about how to level the playing field in college admissions.

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