As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

After prestigious law reviews adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors, researchers found, the articles they published were cited more often.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-law-review-journal, #harvard-university, #minorities, #research, #supreme-court-us

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The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions

The SAT is falling out of favor, but factors like the essay have their own issues.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #income, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-california

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University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores

The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-california

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When I Applied to College, I Didn’t Want to ‘Sell My Pain’

Yes, I’m a student from the “hood.” But we have more to offer than our adversity. 

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #morehouse-college, #new-york-university

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High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled.

The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #education-secondary, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School

Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education, #education-secondary, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation, #stuyvesant-high-school

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Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Class

The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #grading-of-students, #harvard-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california, #yale-university

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Why Stanford Should Clone Itself

If elite colleges are serious about diversity of class and race, there’s a simple solution.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #grading-of-students, #income-inequality, #ivy-league, #stanford-university, #united-states

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Lawsuit Challenging N.Y.C. School Segregation Targets Gifted Programs

The sweeping complaint accuses New York City of maintaining a segregated school system and seeks to establish the right to an anti-racist education.

#admissions-standards, #crump-benjamin-l, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #equal-educational-opportunities, #porter-meisha-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sidley-austin

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Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

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.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sat-college-admission-test

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A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

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.

#admissions-standards, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #cornfeld-leslie, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #ivy-league, #national-education-equity-lab, #new-elisa, #tests-and-examinations, #yale-university

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Justice Dept Drops Lawsuit Claiming Yale Discriminated in Admissions

The Trump administration had claimed that the school’s practices hurt white and Asian-American applicants, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #yale-university

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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #discount-selling, #education-k-12, #financial-aid-education, #grading-of-students, #parenting, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #the-price-you-pay-for-college-an-entirely-new-road-map-for-the-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever-make-book, #tuition

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Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests

By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.

#admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

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Reopen Schools, and Reform Them

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.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #century-foundation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hunter-college-high-school, #income-inequality, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #williams-jumaane-d

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N.Y.C. to Change Many Selective Schools to Address Segregation

The pandemic prompted the mayor’s most significant action yet on integration: a major shift in how hundreds of schools admit students.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #black-people, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-eleanor-high-school-manhattan-ny, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tests-and-examinations

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Should Ivy League Schools Randomly Select Students (At Least for a Little While)?

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.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #ivy-league, #prairie-view-am-university, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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The Exquisite Angst of Applying to College in a Deeply Anxious Year

The pandemic has changed everything about the stressful admissions process, adding even more strain on students.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sat-college-admission-test

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Federal Appeals Court Rules That Harvard Does Not Discriminate in Admissions

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.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #appeals-courts-us, #blum-edward-j, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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Lawsuit Challenges U.N.C.’s Affirmative Action Policies

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.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #race-and-ethnicity, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-carolina

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Why Cutting College Varsity Sports Could Be a Good Thing

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.

#admissions-standards, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #stanford-university, #university-of-connecticut

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How Parents Can Support Teenagers in the Pandemic College Process

With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sat-college-admission-test, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Justice Dept. Sues Yale, Citing Illegal Race Discrimination

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.”

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #harvard-university, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #salovey-peter, #yale-university

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #sat-college-admission-test, #shutdowns-institutional, #sleepy-hollow-ny, #sleepy-hollow-high-school, #university-of-california

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How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season

Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts?

#admissions-standards, #financial-aid-education, #grading-of-students, #merit-aid, #sat-college-admission-test

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Donald Trump vs. the Ivy League: An Election-Year Battle

Mr. Trump, himself an Ivy League graduate, has made Princeton, Harvard and other elite colleges targets this year.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #chemerinsky-erwin, #colleges-and-universities, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Separate and Unequal System of College Admissions

“Who Gets In and Why” and “Unacceptable” detail how admissions is rigged in favor of the privileged and how it was gamed even further.

#admissions-standards, #books-and-literature, #cheating, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #korn-melissa-journalist, #levitz-jennifer-journalist, #sat-college-admission-test, #selingo-jeffrey-j, #unacceptable-privilege-deceitthe-making-of-the-college-admissions-scandal-book, #who-gets-in-and-why-a-year-inside-college-admissions-book

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The Coronavirus May Change College Admissions Forever

A pandemic returns the focus to what matters: education.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #sat-college-admission-test, #selingo-jeffrey-j, #who-gets-in-and-why-a-year-inside-college-admissions-book

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A Perk for N.Y.’s Richest Areas: First Dibs on Top Public Schools

New York City gives students a shot at nearly all high schools across the city — except for a handful of top schools in Manhattan.

#admissions-standards, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-eleanor-high-school-manhattan-ny, #segregation-and-desegregation

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U.K. Exam Chaos Prompts Stampede for College Places

Universities rejected thousands of students when exam results were announced. With those grades now withdrawn, many are demanding places that have already been filled.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #durham-university, #grading-of-students, #london-england, #newcastle-university, #williamson-gavin

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British Grading Debacle Shows Pitfalls of Automating Government

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.

#admissions-standards, #artificial-intelligence, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #grading-of-students, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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The Future Looks Very Different on Opposite Sides of Los Angeles

In “Show Them You’re Good,” Jeff Hobbs examines the high school experiences of boys in Beverly Hills and Compton.

#admissions-standards, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #education-k-12, #hobbs-jeff, #immigration-and-emigration, #show-them-youre-good-a-portrait-of-boys-in-the-city-of-angels-the-year-before-college-book

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U.K. Backs Down in A-Level Testing Debacle Tied to Coronavirus

With students unable to sit for college exams during the pandemic, the government tried guessing how they might do. It did not go well.

#admissions-standards, #grading-of-students, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #tests-and-examinations, #williamson-gavin

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Justice Dept. Says Yale Discriminates. Here’s What Students Think.

The Trump administration’s charge that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants was disputed by many Asian-American students and others.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #harvard-university, #ivy-league, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-north-carolina, #yale-university

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Justice Dept. Accuses Yale of Discrimination in Application Process

The department’s civil rights division accused the university of violating the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants.

#admissions-standards, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #yale-university

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Need to Take the MCAT? You’ll Still Have to Do It in Person

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.

#admissions-standards, #assn-of-american-medical-colleges, #education, #graduate-schools-and-students, #medical-college-admission-test-mcat, #medical-schools, #skorton-david-j, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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The Real White Fragility

Does the white upper class feel exhausted and oppressed by meritocracy?

#admissions-standards, #brooks-david, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

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Not Everyone Hates School at Home

Despite the challenges of at-home learning, some parents are considering teaching kids at home this fall.

#admissions-standards, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #parenting

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Colleges Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racist Social Media Posts Emerge

Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.

#admissions-standards, #black-lives-matter-movement, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #floyd-george-d-2020, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #united-states

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Why 2 Crises May Finally Force N.Y.C. Schools to Integrate

The coronavirus has led to the collapse of New York’s usual school admissions system, and protests against racism have highlighted entrenched segregation.

#admissions-standards, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #grading-of-students, #new-york-city, #parenting, #segregation-and-desegregation

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How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors

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.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #sat-college-admission-test

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Why Is the SAT Falling Out of Favor?

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.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #california, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #sat-college-admission-test, #university-of-california

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University of California Considers Phasing Out Standardized Tests

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.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #napolitano-janet, #sat-college-admission-test

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Go Ahead, California, Get Rid of the SAT

When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #california, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #grading-of-students, #sat-college-admission-test, #university-of-california

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Coronavirus Drives Signs of a Major Drop in College Enrollment

Uncertain that campuses will reopen, students are reluctant to commit for the fall. For schools, enrollment drops and lost revenue could be devastating.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-students-in-us, #loyola-university-maryland

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How to Choose Colleges With Virtual Tours

A guide to some of the tour sites that aim to help students feel as if they are walking around campuses without leaving home.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-assn-for-college-admission-counseling

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Should the Virus Mean Straight A’s for Everyone?

Schools nationwide are debating whether to issue grades to high school students during the coronavirus pandemic.

#admissions-standards, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #grading-of-students, #income-inequality, #san-mateo-calif, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coronavirus Closed Campuses, So College Tours Moved Online

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?

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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SAT and ACT Will Offer At-Home Tests if Coronavirus Closings Continue

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.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #sat-college-admission-test

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After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?

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.

#admissions-standards, #american-council-on-education, #arizona-state-university, #colby-college, #coleman-david, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #e-learning, #endowments, #financial-aid-education, #hampshire-college, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #moodys-investors-service-inc, #sat-college-admission-test, #shutdowns-institutional, #syracuse-university, #syverud-kent-d, #university-of-chicago, #zimmer-robert-j

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