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This report plays devil’s advocate to the momentum on test-optional policies

After studying first-year Ivy-Plus students' admissions records and grades between 2017 and 2022, Harvard-based Opportunity Insights found that student's test scores are a far more significant predictor of collegiate success than their high school GPA.

FAFSA delayed until Dec. 31: How does this complicate your admissions team?

With the flurry of higher ed staff processing and packaging aid offers, reviewing financial aid appeals and counseling students on the changes, NASFAA is asking the Department of Education to work closely with financial aid offices to protect underresourced students from the lightning-quick turnaround. 

Nearly 80% of admissions officers were against the fall of affirmative action. How have they coped?

Despite the firm resolve of institutions to maintain similar student diversity benchmarks, nearly half (45%) said they were concerned about the difficulty of recruiting and retaining a diverse body, according to a new report by Acuity Insights.

Why the college essay will never be the same due to AI, related technologies

With an unclear purpose, students' proclivity to lie and emerging technologies that can create better prose out of generative AI text, what are admission offices to do with the college essay?

3 ways faculty and administrators are embracing AI beyond the classroom

"People are 100% using AI right now for accreditation writing," says Glenn Phillips, former director of assessment at Howard University. "I know several folks who have ChatGPT open on their browser at all times. They're using it whether you want them to or not."

Here are 2 ways colleges are grounding their holistic admissions process

While holistic review can be interpreted differently depending on the institution, there is one common thread that links them. Bonus: Schools can take advantage of this strategy to avoid scrutiny from skeptics.

The Summer’s death knell for affirmative action has passed—Now what?

Challenges to race-based employment practices may increase or evolve in an effort to force a national standard for employers similar to college admissions.

The new do’s and don’ts of diverse admission practices

The Department of Education released a directive to help institutions understand exactly what admission are unconstitutional and what is perfectly fine to pursue.

Top 1% students are twice as likely to being admitted to Ivy-Plus schools, per report

While test scores are no longer a requirement across many institutions, such as the majority of Ivy Leagues, most students would not miss out on a chance to tip the scales in their favor. However, 99% of candidates must face an additional roadblock to their admission: not being sufficiently wealthy.

Several prominent universities end legacy admissions in light of affirmative action ending

The number of Pell-eligible and first-generation students has increased by 10% or more since Johns Hopkins University stopped legacy admissions in 2013.

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