PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Admissions & Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/section/Admissions-Student-Aid/20/ 2017-10-18T05:04:27-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sometimes-Perceptions-of/240837 2017-08-03T01:45:10-04:00 The notion that race-conscious admissions are systematically biased against some applicants has been a rallying cry of critics for decades. The data paint a different picture. By Adam Harris How Colleges Can Prepare for Scrutiny of Their Admissions Policies http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Can-Prepare-for/240835 2017-08-02T22:56:18-04:00 The answers haven’t really changed in light of reports about the Justice Department’s apparent interest in potential racial bias in admissions, experts say. But it’s a good time for a refresher. By Beckie Supiano What Happens When a College Accepts Too Many Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Happens-When-a-College/240819 2017-08-01T21:05:00-04:00 The University of California at Irvine’s decision to revoke admissions offers from hundreds of students stirred outrage. Experts say over­enroll­ment is fraught with conflict, but there are simple, if messy, strategies to mitigate it. By Suhauna Hussain Measuring Clicks, Emotions, and Brain Waves: Student Recruitment Keeps Evolving http://www.chronicle.com/article/Measuring-Clicks-Emotions/240776 2017-07-27T16:06:10-04:00 The multibillion-dollar industry is constantly trying new ways to get inside applicants’ minds. By Eric Hoover Common Application Says New Transfer App Will Better Serve Nontraditional Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Common-Application-Says-New/240035 2017-05-10T04:55:00-04:00 The current app has long been used primarily by teenagers who plan to enroll in college full time right after high school. The new app is intended to help groups such as veterans, adults returning to complete degrees, and community-college students. By Eric Hoover As May 1 Nears, N.Y.’s Free-Tuition Plan Sows Confusion About What Private Colleges Can Offer http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-May-1-Nears-NY-s/239877 2017-04-24T04:55:35-04:00 And even at public institutions, officials worry about whether there will be enough space, not to mention money. By Katherine Mangan Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Financial-Literacy-Betray/239844 2017-04-20T04:44:44-04:00 In a provocative paper, researchers argue that the emphasis on money-management skills perpetuates false stereotypes that black people lack basic financial sense. By Jack Stripling ‘A Belief Change’ in Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Belief-Change-in/239452 2017-03-12T18:30:00-04:00 An admissions official at the University of Pennsylvania explains its new way to do holistic review and why other colleges are following suit. By Eric Hoover The New Financial-Aid Timeline: How Colleges Are Adjusting http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Financial-Aid/239005 2017-01-26T04:55:00-05:00 The "early Fafsa" could help students make better college decisions, but admissions officials are still sorting out what the change means for them. By Beckie Supiano and Eric Hoover How Public Colleges Enhance Social Mobility (and Elite Colleges Often Don’t) http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Public-Colleges-Enhance/238953 2017-01-20T04:55:00-05:00 Hint: They view poor students as opportunities, not challenges. By Lee Gardner Why a Novel Way to Pay for College Appeals to Conservatives http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Novel-Way-to-Pay-for/238710 2016-12-19T00:25:00-05:00 Proponents of income-share agreements, in which investors finance students’ educations in return for a percentage of their earnings, say the concept should have bipartisan support. But that might be elusive. By Beckie Supiano Enrollment Goals Remain Elusive for Small Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enrollment-Goals-Remain/238624 2016-12-11T18:30:50-05:00 How many campuses met their goals for enrollment and tuition revenue? Check out the fourth annual Chronicle survey of small colleges and midsize public universities. By Eric Hoover and Sara Lipka How College Recruiters Are Using Snapchat, the App That Half of High Schoolers Use http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-College-Recruiters-Are/238045 2016-10-12T04:56:13-04:00 Potential applicants may not want to hear a rehearsed pitch from an admissions officer. But put them in touch with an actual student on Snapchat, and a different dynamic comes into play. By Nadia Dreid How 3 Words Roiled an Education Conference http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-3-Words-Roiled-an/237898 2016-09-26T04:56:00-04:00 NACAC’s departing president says he didn’t understand why the phrase “all lives matter” might cause offense. By Eric Hoover Who’s Got the Time to Train​ ​​Admissions​ ​Officers? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-s-Got-the-Time-to/237868 2016-09-22T04:55:00-04:00 For a profession that practitioners often just fall into, many colleges find it difficult to provide adequate training and continuing education to new hires. By Eric Hoover So Long, for Now: A Former Admissions Officer Looks Back http://www.chronicle.com/article/So-Long-for-Now-A-Former/237843 2016-09-21T04:55:00-04:00 How one black alumnus of a majority white university tried to paint a positive but realistic picture for prospective students. By Eric Hoover The People Who Deliver Your Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-People-Who-Deliver-Your/237819 2016-09-18T18:45:56-04:00 How the ever-escalating competition for applicants, revenue, and prestige affects the front line. By Eric Hoover