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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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Now that University of Chicago dropped testing requirement, will elite colleges follow?

By Jeffrey J. Selingo | SFGate. Talk to any high school counselor advising students applying to a top college these days and they will probably tell you the same thing: It's like playing the lottery. In the admissions cycle that ended last month, a record number of applications and historically low acceptance rates at many selective schools have shifted the conversation about what it takes…
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