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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.