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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.

How admissions offices worked around court rulings and tech trends to uphold core values

The Common App marks the latest front for colleges and universities to maintain their dedication to diversity and integrity amid emerging roadblocks.

More than 80% of students are at least as stressed as last year with fall semester looming

The Supreme Court's rulings this summer had strong implications for a recent survey by TimelyCare. More than half of students reported stress or anxiety around its decisions on striking down affirmative action (53%) and denying Biden's student loan forgiveness (60%). Students submitted responses in July 2023, when the rulings were still top of mind.

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.

Watch the fine print: Colleges should take steps now to prepare for federal regulation changes

"FAFSA Simplification is going to make this the most complicated year we have seen perhaps ever," says Maureen Anderson, a former director of financial aid at Santa Fe College (Fla.). In addition, there are Title IX changes coming in October.

4 ways financial aid partnerships can help you ride out the turbulent FAFSA season

FAS found that only about 25% of institutions are satisfied with existing financial aid services. Recent national developments will only exacerbate the problem.

Affirmative action reaction: Higher ed leaders weigh in on Supreme Court’s decision

Presidents, provosts and non-profits worry how the Supreme Court's decision will affect diversity in STEM, deplete liberal arts education's value and hurt our society as a whole.

How 2 college equity leaders advise navigating a changing climate amid backlash

Despite Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and state efforts to defund DEI, there are integral ways higher education can maintain its mission of cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives. "Don't be led by fear," advises Dr. David Acosta, chief diversity and inclusion officer of the AAMC.

Minority enrollment at these flagship universities underwhelms compared to state population gains

From 2012 to 2020, the Hispanic population has increased by 26% in states where affirmative action has already been banned. However, their flagship universities' Hispanic student body has averaged only a 4% increase.

Most U.S. adults against banning race-based admissions, poll

The NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 63% of U.S. adults believe the U.S. Supreme Court should not block colleges from considering race or ethnicity in its admissions process.

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