PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Admissions & Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/section/Admissions-Student-Aid/20/ 2018-03-20T09:41:55-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘What It Means to Be a Woman Is Not Static’: How Women’s Colleges Are Handling Transgender Applicants http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-Means-to-Be-a-Woman/242857 2018-03-16T17:08:32-04:00 So far, more than a dozen have published admissions policies for transgender students. Many will now consider applicants if they self-identify as women. By Julian Wyllie Why Admissions Leaders Have — or Haven’t — Spoken Up for Prospective Protesters http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Admissions-Leaders-Have/242642 2018-02-26T20:08:39-05:00 With emotions running high since shootings at a Florida high school, many colleges have assured gun-control advocates that punishments would not hurt their applications. But some colleges have feared to speak out on the matter. By Eric Hoover You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here’s How. http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Can-Help-Make-Sure/242567 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s “summer melt.” By Beckie Supiano Fight ‘Summer Melt’ http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Fight-Summer-Melt-/186 2018-02-18T06:30:00-05:00 Each year, thousands of students intending to go to college fail to actually enroll. Georgia State University takes a high-tech but personalized approach to getting them to campus in the fall. Reading an Application in Under 10 Minutes? Way Too Fast, One Admissions Dean Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/Reading-an-Application-in/242418 2018-02-01T20:00:07-05:00 Jonathan Burdick of the University of Rochester explains his team’s approach, which he says avoids superficial reviews and “vanilla” freshman classes. By Eric Hoover In West Virginia, Free Community College Would Come With a Drug Test http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-West-Virginia-Free/242410 2018-02-01T13:34:00-05:00 The state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would create a scholarship to pay tuition costs and mandatory fees not covered by grant aid. But students would have to pay for their own drug tests, and that has raised some objections. By Adam Harris From 37,000 Feet, 5 Questions About College Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-37000-Feet-5-Questions/242300 2018-01-21T17:13:00-05:00 An enrollment conference sparks thoughts on testing, fairness, diversity, and the nature of learning itself. By Eric Hoover Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-a-College-Admissions/242209 2018-01-10T22:01:00-05:00 Following news that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating an admissions association’s new ethics code, professionals in the field weigh the document’s intentions and shortcomings. By Eric Hoover Justice Department Has Begun Investigation of Admission Association’s Ethics Code http://www.chronicle.com/article/Justice-Department-Has-Begun/242196 2018-01-09T17:42:00-05:00 Two admissions officials who received a letter of inquiry from the department said it is apparently investigating whether colleges have agreed to "restrain trade" within the student-recruitment process. By Eric Hoover Demographic Changes as Destiny in College Admissions? It’s Complicated http://www.chronicle.com/article/Demographic-Changes-as-Destiny/242062 2017-12-14T20:04:00-05:00 Projected shifts in the applicant pool prompt doom-and-gloom predictions at many institutions. But Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College, says the forecast varies from campus to campus. By Eric Hoover ACT and College Board to Offer Free Test-Score Reports for Needy Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/ACTCollege-Board-to-Offer/242048 2017-12-13T18:22:00-05:00 Testing companies get a lot of scrutiny — and scorn. But sometimes they do something that’s bound to make people happy. By Eric Hoover How the Federal-Aid Process Traps Poor Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Federal-Aid-Process/242012 2017-12-10T19:00:00-05:00 Verification, an overlooked requirement, isn’t meant to hinder low-income students, but that’s often what it does. By Eric Hoover Why People Really Love/Hate Alumni Interviews http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-People-Really-Love-Hate/241905 2017-11-28T18:44:10-05:00 A recent fiasco involving a Harvard interviewer prompted a wave of contradictory responses. College officials and alumni found the practice meaningful, or a charade; important, or a major risk; something to continue, or to end at once. By Eric Hoover Justice Dept. Says Harvard Is Not Complying With Probe on Race in Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Justice-Dept-Says-Harvard-Is/241836 2017-11-21T09:38:00-05:00 The department’s investigation stems from a complaint, filed in 2015, alleging that the elite university systematically discriminates against Asian-American applicants. By Adam Harris Why This College Applicant Turned Her Yard Into an Admissions-Themed Horror Show http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-This-College-Applicant/241741 2017-11-10T13:42:13-05:00 It might have something to do with the handmade sign by the walkway: “Abandon hope all ye who enter.” By Eric Hoover Are You an Enrollment-Management Tycoon? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-You-an/241642 2017-11-01T18:36:00-04:00 An online game points out the challenge of moving up the national rankings without putting low-income students at a disadvantage. Some enrollment realities may be lost in the shuffle. By Eric Hoover Get the Series: Students on the Margins http://www.chronicle.com/article/Get-the-Series-Students-on/241403 2017-10-08T18:00:00-04:00 For many low-income students, college is a question mark. The guidance that they need is often in desperately short supply. Download this booklet to see their lives unfold, and you’ll see a tangle of circumstances as complex as the students themselves. By Eric Hoover and Scott Carlson Liberal-Arts Colleges Should Take Initiative in Defining Themselves, Survey Suggests http://www.chronicle.com/article/Liberal-Arts-Colleges-Should/241149 2017-09-11T22:12:51-04:00 A recent study found that prospective students aren’t moved by the idea of attending such institutions specifically for the “liberal arts.” By Liam Adams Enrollment Managers’ No. 1 Job: Communicating With Campus Leaders and Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enrollment-Managers-No-1/240937 2017-08-15T19:55:09-04:00 Newly retired as Purdue University’s enrollment chief, Pamela Horne reflects on the importance of explaining all that data — and the value of college. By Eric Hoover Wait, Will Anyone Investigate Legacy Admissions? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Wait-Will-Anyone-Investigate/240850 2017-08-03T22:23:13-04:00 The debate over race-conscious admissions is back in the headlines. Some experts say it’s time to examine other preferences, too — including those for the children of alumni. By Eric Hoover