After prestigious law reviews adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors, researchers found, the articles they published were cited more often.
The SAT is falling out of favor, but factors like the essay have their own issues.
The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.
Yes, I’m a student from the “hood.” But we have more to offer than our adversity.
The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.
Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.
The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.
If elite colleges are serious about diversity of class and race, there’s a simple solution.
The sweeping complaint accuses New York City of maintaining a segregated school system and seeks to establish the right to an anti-racist education.
Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.
An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.
The Trump administration had claimed that the school’s practices hurt white and Asian-American applicants, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.
By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.
Scrapping the high-stakes admission tests for New York’s specialized public high schools is long overdue. They severely disadvantage talented Black and Latino students.
The pandemic prompted the mayor’s most significant action yet on integration: a major shift in how hundreds of schools admit students.
College admissions have favored the well-off for ages, and the pandemic has only made things worse. Now is now the time to change the process.
The pandemic has changed everything about the stressful admissions process, adding even more strain on students.
The case, filed by Asian-American plaintiffs, could now go to the Supreme Court, which has been the goal of groups seeking to end affirmative action.
Private lawsuits, including one about the University of North Carolina’s admissions policies that began in court on Monday, don’t require the support of the federal government.
Few of the cut programs will perish, instead transitioning to club teams that allow athletes to continue playing more on their terms, without the strain of the N.C.A.A. rule book.
With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.
The department says the school’s admissions practices violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yale’s president says the allegation was based on “inaccurate statistics and unfounded conclusions.”
The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.
Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts?
Mr. Trump, himself an Ivy League graduate, has made Princeton, Harvard and other elite colleges targets this year.
“Who Gets In and Why” and “Unacceptable” detail how admissions is rigged in favor of the privileged and how it was gamed even further.
A pandemic returns the focus to what matters: education.
New York City gives students a shot at nearly all high schools across the city — except for a handful of top schools in Manhattan.
Universities rejected thousands of students when exam results were announced. With those grades now withdrawn, many are demanding places that have already been filled.
The uproar over an algorithm that lowered the grades of 40 percent of students is a sign of battles to come regarding the use of technology in public services.
In “Show Them You’re Good,” Jeff Hobbs examines the high school experiences of boys in Beverly Hills and Compton.
With students unable to sit for college exams during the pandemic, the government tried guessing how they might do. It did not go well.
The Trump administration’s charge that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants was disputed by many Asian-American students and others.
The department’s civil rights division accused the university of violating the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants.
Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors. It must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.
Does the white upper class feel exhausted and oppressed by meritocracy?
Despite the challenges of at-home learning, some parents are considering teaching kids at home this fall.
Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.
The coronavirus has led to the collapse of New York’s usual school admissions system, and protests against racism have highlighted entrenched segregation.
The class of 2021 is missing spring grades, ACT and SAT scores and the chance to take campus tours. Here’s expert advice on what to do.
The University of California will no longer use SAT and ACT scores in admissions decisions. Critics say the tests put less wealthy students at a disadvantage.
Regents are voting on a proposal to make the SAT and ACT optional for in-state applicants until 2024, and then eliminate them, a decision that would have major implications for college admissions.
When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.
Uncertain that campuses will reopen, students are reluctant to commit for the fall. For schools, enrollment drops and lost revenue could be devastating.
A guide to some of the tour sites that aim to help students feel as if they are walking around campuses without leaving home.
Schools nationwide are debating whether to issue grades to high school students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Colleges are ghost towns, but officials are trying to reach prospective students with virtual visits and Zoom meetings. Can they replicate that face-to-face feeling?
The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.
The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall, they’re worried about losing students, too.