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Pandemic Has Surprising Effects on Diversity in Elite College Admissions

After more than a year of declining enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities, some higher education institutions are seeing an admissions boom. Common App, which...

Research Sheds Light on Diversity and Bias in Veterinary School Admissions

A recent study on the demographics of veterinary school admissions reveals that “unintended bias still exists despite recent efforts to be more inclusive and...

Civil Rights Advocates Condemn New Yale Discrimination Lawsuit

Last week, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group against the use of race-based college admissions, filed a new discrimination lawsuit against Yale University...

College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests and Essay Section

On Tuesday, the College Board announced it will discontinue SAT subject-matter tests and the optional essay section in an effort to reduce student workload...

California Voters Uphold Affirmative Action Ban 

This week, Californians voted to keep a 24-year-old affirmative action ban intact.  The proposal, known as Proposition 16, would have repealed a 1996 statute that...

Race-Based Admissions Still Hang in the Balance

California voters will have the opportunity to repeal a 24-year-old ban on affirmative action when they head to the polls on November 3.  Several recent...

Coronavirus Creates Challenges for College Admissions

College admissions officials are being forced to rethink their metrics for admitting students for the 2021-2022 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Angel Pérez,...

Operation Varsity Blues Update: What Happened in 2019 and What to...

It has been nearly a year since the FBI exposed the country’s largest college admissions scandal that involved more than 50 parents shelling out...

Who Will Clean Up After the Scandal? Admissions, Athletics, Lawmakers, and...

The largest college admission scam in recent history has resulted in more than 50 indictments connected to a multimillion-dollar racketeering ring. The scandal raises...

Physics Is the Least Diverse of the Sciences, and the GRE...

The graduate record exam (GRE) might not be the best admissions assessment for students hoping to pursue a PhD in physics, according to a...

Dozens Charged in College Admissions Conspiracy, Including Actresses Felicity Huffman and...

More than 40 individuals including parents, sports coaches, and college prep executives have been accused of participating in a massive conspiracy to admit students to prestigious...

College Admissions Officers Weigh Academic Excellence Over Personal Characteristics, Report Shows

On Nov. 8, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released its annual report State of College Admissions. It details which qualifications colleges...

Trump’s Decision to Reverse Obama-Era Guidance on Affirmative Action Sparks Debate

On July 3, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidelines regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions, urging U.S. higher education leaders not...

University of Chicago Makes ACT, SAT Optional in Effort to Increase...

On June 14, the University of Chicago (UChicago) announced that starting next year, U.S. applicants to the school would no longer be required to...