21 avril 2018

A Federal Experiment Flounders

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out. More...

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The Next Southern New Hampshire?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out. More...

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20 avril 2018

Concerns on Police Arrest of Harvard Student

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Concerns are growing over how Cambridge police treated a black Harvard University student who was arrested Friday night. Local press accounts state that police responded to reports of a naked man walking next to a busy street. More...

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Justice Department Investigates Early-Decision Admissions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Focus appears to be how some colleges share information about those admitted early. Common App asks applicants to consent to the practice. More...

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‘SNL’ Features DACA

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has caused distress on many campuses and lobbying by many educators. More...

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Why You See the Same (Problematic) Admissions Story Every Year

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Every year, journalists pick up on students who apply to many top colleges and get into them all. Consider this article about a student who "went 14 for 14" in getting into top colleges. More...

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Mount Ida College to Close, With Campus Going to UMass

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Mount Ida College announced Friday that it will shut down and its campus will become part of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Students in good standing will be eligible for automatic admission to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where they have been assured they can finish their degrees. More...

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Wait-Listed, Rejected and Frustrated in California

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Counselors report being stunned by the decisions coming out of some University of California and Cal State campuses. Could out-of-state institutions see a better than normal yield of Californians. More...

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Why Competitive Engineering College Is Latest to Drop SAT Subject Tests

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Just two weeks ago, Tufts University announced that it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT subject tests. Although the tests were once common requirements at competitive colleges and universities, the Tufts decision brought down to nine the number of colleges requiring them. More...

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Should Colleges Admit Students in Front of Cameras?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A group of admissions officials this month had a discussion prompted by a photo (at right) showing a balloon left by Wheaton College in Massachusetts at the home of an admitted applicant. More...

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