History of Test Prep: College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies

(Reuters) By Renee Dudley and Steve Stecklow– The maker of the SAT, America’s oldest college-entrance exam, promised to streamline its new math questions and scale back the reuse of tests, a longtime practice that has made the exam vulnerable to cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said the New York not-for-profit organization wants […]

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Pressure to Build the Class: Past Survey of College Admissions Directors

(Inside Higher Ed) By Scott Jaschik — The pressure on college admissions offices to produce a new class is getting more intense, according to the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors. And the percentage of colleges that met their goals by May 1, the traditional date by which colleges aim to have created their […]

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History of Admissions: YaleNews | Admissions changes for would-be freshmen announced

(YaleNews) The Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently released the essay topics that will appear on the 2016-2017 freshman application to Yale. Although most of the application will remain the same, the updated topics and application options will help to shed new light on applicants’ unique experiences with the communities to which they belong, their intellectual […]

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How big data transformed applying to college

(Slate)  By Cathy O’Neil — It’s September, so if there’s a high-school senior in your life, you’re getting down to work on college admissions. A generation ago, that meant visiting a few campuses, ponying up application fees, and filling out forms. That seems quaint now. Today’s college admissions process has gradually become dominated by a viper’s nest […]

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Inside the SAT Goldmine

(PYMNTS) — Most people will never once think about their SAT score once they’ve submitted it to the college of their choice. But for a brief but highly meaningful amount of time, most budding American college students (and their parents) stress big time about taking the SAT tests. It’s a very, very big deal since it is more or […]

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