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College Admissions Narrative

An Inside Look at the Harvard Admissions Process

BY DELANO R. FRANKLIN AND MOLLY C. MCCAFFERTY, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the coming months, tens of thousands of Harvard hopefuls around the globe will grit their teeth, cross their fingers, and click “Submit” on applications to attend the world’s top-ranked university. The vast majority will fail. Harvard — the second-most selective four-year college in the United States — typically sees an acceptance rate of…
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After SATs: why Chinese students need to rethink US university applications strategy

By Elaine Yau (South China Morning Post).  When the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) was held this month in Hong Kong, hotels and restaurants near the exam venue in the AsiaWorld-Expo braced for waves of candidates coming from over the border in China. Traditionally used by US universities for making admission decisions, the test is not held in China, so every year more than 10,000 students…
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More than 650 colleges and universities will offer the new CommonApp for transfer application season

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 15 percent of college students in the United States attend a 4-year institution and live on campus. The remaining 85 percent of students are a diverse group of adult learners, full-time employees, low-income students, students who commute to school, and working parents. These "post-traditional" students often face challenges during the…
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Five Things You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

By Delano R. Franklin and Samuel W. Zwickel (Harvard Crimson).   As eager freshmen meander about Harvard Yard and President Lawrence S. Bacow settles into his new office, Harvard — and its lawyers — are getting ready to head to federal court. The University is battling a four-year-old lawsuit brought by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions that alleges the College discriminates against Asian-Americans…
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Anti-Test Movement Slows to a Crawl

By Alyson Klein (Edweek). Just a few short years ago, there were real questions about whether Congress would ditch annual, standardized assessments as part of a makeover of the nation’s main K-12 education law. At the same time, parents were increasingly choosing to opt their children out of standardized tests. But the Every Student Succeeds Act ultimately kept the tests in place. And since then,…
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