Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

(The Hechinger Report) By Ricki Morell — BOSTON — Elijah Corbin Irving, the son of a single mother in Boston, was perplexed when he tried to fill out his online college application. The 18-year-old high school senior is African-American, but also part Native American. He checked both boxes. Then the application asked if he was […]

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The Coalition application’s potential for admissions and its limits

(Education Dive) By Tara Garcia Mathewson– Two Massachusetts colleges will accept the new Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success’ application next year, but each decided to try the new approach for different reasons. Northeastern University is practically a small city of its own inside Boston, welcoming nearly 20,000 students from all over the world. Just a few […]

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Times Insider Book Club: More on College Admissions Mania

(New York Times) By Insider Staff.  Do you think universities outside the U.S. with lower tuition rates, or, in some cases, tuition free, are a better choice? I am thinking mainly Canadian Universities and the U.K. and Europe. — Janice Badger Nelson Frank Bruni: It depends, of course, on the particular school, and I’m not nearly […]

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The Common App has been accused of running a ‘collusive cartel’ in the admissions industry

By Harry Trustman (The Daily Pennsylvanian). Nonprofit educational organizations are not typically associated with antitrust lawsuits, but The Common Application — a nonprofit member-based organization “committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process” — has been embroiled in a costly legal battle for the past three years. CollegeNet, a […]

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