A Justice Department investigation finds that Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law. Yale denies the allegation, calling it "meritless" and "hasty."…
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
With schools closed and classes moving online, students nationwide are being forced to adapt to a new learning landscape. One challenge: standardized testing for college admissions, many of which have been canceled this spring. Although test administrators say tests will…
By Stephanie Sy, Rachel Wellford
As high schools close, seniors are scrambling to sort out financial aid and college decisions without guidance from counselors.
By Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report
A college admissions scandal involving several celebrities has cast an ugly spotlight on how entry into higher education can be gamed. Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are a key point in the saga, and they now face renewed…
By Alina Tugend, The Hechinger Report
Standardized admission tests “have lost their luster as a common yardstick.”…
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs said in her decision that Harvard's admissions process is "not perfect" but passes constitutional muster.
The college admissions scandal that engulfed several Hollywood figures this year has essentially delivered a public indictment of some elite institutions. It has also sparked a larger conversation about admissions, access and inequity throughout American higher education. Paul Tough has…
By Associated Press
Former coach Gordon Ernst has pleaded not guilty to accepting $2.7 million in bribes to designate at least 12 applicants as tennis recruits, whether or not they played the sport.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
The actress is expected to plead guilty to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score as part of a nationwide college admissions scheme.
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