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Penn, Swarthmore to drop essay portion of SAT and ACT

The College Board, owner of the SAT, announced more than a year ago that the essay portion would become optional when the redesigned SAT is introduced in early 2016. The essay portion already had been ... read more

Washington Post: Colleges are abandoning standardized essay tests. Bad idea?

Recently, Princeton University, Stanford University, Brown University and ... s writing ability. The SAT and ACT essay tests have not become obsolete yet: Many students will continue to take them to m... read more

SAT Scores Continue Troubling Downward Slide, but No One Knows Exactly Why

The College Board, which administers the SAT college entrance exam, has been in the news a lot lately, as more and more higher-education institutions, most recently George Washington University ... AC... read more

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Lowest Ivy rank does not faze admins, students

Though rankings often inspire confusion and frustration, they have left an indelible mark on the college ... either SAT or ACT scores from all applicants, which resulted in a penalty that reduced Brow... read more

Recognizing TRIO’s 50 Years: Bringing Educators Together

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Higher Education Act ... to college and information about higher education. The program’s partnership with Clark University allowed him to r... read more

Ideas from abroad: reforming the Australian university admissions system

Claire Brown previously ... or allow students to submit an essay or personal statement to further make their case for admission. The Early College High School models are an increasingly popular altern... read more

Test-Optional Admissions: What you need to know.

In fact, the second domino's much-delayed drop took place in 1984 when Bowdoin's fellow-Mainers, Bates College, jettisoned standardized ... that do not require the SAT or ACT, but still require applic... read more

What Schools Can Do About Child Poverty

Last year, Temple University became the first public research university in the Northeast to drop the application requirement of submitting a SAT or ACT score. As an alternative, students could comple... read more

Rowan drops test score requirement for many applicants

Rowan University will offer certain applicants this year the option of submitting an additional essay in lieu of SAT or ACT scores ... In Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University announce... read more

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

With so many accomplished applicants to choose from, we were looking for kids with something special, “PQs”—personal qualities—that were often revealed by the letters or essays ... to drop out of a se... read more

Undocumented students protest status

When his classmates got their pictures taken for their driver’s license, he sat on a bench and ... currently enrolled in college therefore remain in limbo — at Brown as well. The University admits und... read more

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