PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Admissions & Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/section/Admissions-Student-Aid/20/ 2018-07-22T13:59:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Trump Administration Just Rescinded Obama-Era Guidance on Race-Conscious Admissions Policies. So What? http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Trump-Administration-Just/243836 2018-07-03T20:02:00-04:00 Rolling back existing guidelines doesn’t change the law of the land. But it might convey a message to colleges: “Be very careful.” By Eric Hoover Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Administration-Will/243828 2018-07-03T10:05:00-04:00 The two pieces of guidance, issued in 2011 and 2016, gave colleges a wide berth in determining whether considering applicants’ race would be necessary to promote diversity. By Andy Thomason Harvard Asks Court to Keep Information on Individual Applicants and ‘Granular’ Admissions Details Under Seal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Asks-Court-to-Keep/243750 2018-06-24T14:19:00-04:00 In a closely watched lawsuit in which Asian-American applicants have accused the university of discriminating against them, Harvard cited students’ privacy and its own “commercial interests.” By Eric Hoover In Court Battle Over Harvard Admissions, Plaintiffs Allege University Ignored ‘Negative Effects’ on Asian-Americans http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Court-Battle-Over-Harvard/243689 2018-06-15T15:04:00-04:00 A lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-American applicants reached a pivotal point on Friday, when previously confidential documents describing Harvard’s admissions process were revealed. By Eric Hoover An Ultra-Selective University Just Dropped the ACT/SAT. So What? http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Ultra-Selective-University/243678 2018-06-14T21:57:00-04:00 By going test-optional, the University of Chicago just caused a disturbance in The Force.  By Eric Hoover U. of Chicago Will No Longer Require ACT or SAT Tests http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Chicago-Will-No-Longer/243661 2018-06-14T08:20:00-04:00 The change makes it the most selective university yet to stop requiring domestic applicants to submit standardized-test scores. By Eric Hoover Google Wants to Play a Bigger Role in Your College Search. Here’s What You Need to Know. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Google-Wants-to-Play-a-Bigger/243648 2018-06-12T19:43:00-04:00 The company has announced that it would elevate certain statistics about four-year colleges in its search results. “This is Google being Google,” one expert said. By Dan Bauman, Goldie Blumenstyk, and Andy Thomason Why One College Has Second Thoughts About the ‘Coalition’ — and Another Has High Hopes http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-College-Has-Second/243604 2018-06-06T19:01:00-04:00 Enrollment officials reach different conclusions about the usefulness of the Common App’s high-profile rival. By Eric Hoover How Admissions Competition Brought New Rivalries, Strange Bedfellows, and ‘An Us-Versus-Us Lawsuit’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Admissions-Competition/243556 2018-06-03T19:00:00-04:00 CollegeNET, which is suing the sponsor of one admissions form, is powering a competing group’s admissions form. Oh, it’s awkward. By Eric Hoover Mizzou’s Freshman Class Shrank by a Third Over 2 Years. Here’s How It’s Trying to Turn That Around. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Mizzou-s-Freshman-Class/243570 2018-06-01T16:24:00-04:00 Publicity about racial unrest on the campus in 2015 prompted a decline in enrollment. The university’s leaders had to act fast. By Sarah Brown This Nepali Teenager Sees His Future Vanishing. Can an American University Save Him? http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Nepali-Teenager-Sees-His/243519 2018-05-28T16:11:52-04:00 After losing their full scholarships at the University of Texas at Tyler, dozens of students from Nepal have scrambled to find other colleges. Here’s how one young man has fared. By Eric Hoover New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Evidence-Adds-to-Troubling/243419 2018-05-15T18:27:00-04:00 Analyses show that at both graduate and undergraduate levels, the debt burden has grown significantly greater for black students. By Beckie Supiano These Nepali Students Saw Their Scholarships Fall Through. Then Came Hope, Doubt, and ‘Admissions Hunger Games.’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Nepali-Students-Saw/243349 2018-05-06T16:51:00-04:00 After The Chronicle discovered last week that the University of Texas at Tyler had revoked scholarships for 61 Nepali students, a remarkable thing happened. Strangers from all over the world stepped up to help. By Eric Hoover A University in Texas Promised Full Scholarships to Dozens of Nepalese Students. Months Later, It Revoked the Offer. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-in-Texas-Promised/243273 2018-04-29T21:23:00-04:00 Shocked and angry, the students are now scrambling to find affordable options with the help of admissions officials and college counselors all over the world. By Eric Hoover The Truth About Test-Optional Policies: ‘There’s Not Just One Truth’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Truth-About-Test-Optional/243238 2018-04-26T08:00:00-04:00 A new report bolsters the case that such policies, in tandem with other strategies, can help colleges enhance diversity without jeopardizing academic quality. By Eric Hoover Company That Created ‘Drew Cloud,’ the Phony Student-Loan Expert, Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Company-That-Created-Drew/243225 2018-04-25T11:07:00-04:00 On Tuesday, The Chronicle reported that a student-loan expert who had been quoted by many media outlets was a sham. The company that created him apologized on Wednesday. By Chris Quintana Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. One Problem: He’s Not Real. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Drew-Cloud-Is-a-Well-Known/243217 2018-04-24T15:56:35-04:00 His website, the Student Loan Report, is widely cited by news media for its surveys on loan debt, and Cloud is quoted at length. But both he and his organization are facades. By Dan Bauman and Chris Quintana College Consultants’ Client Information Was Exposed on Web Servers http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Consultants-Client/243127 2018-04-13T18:58:03-04:00 Names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other data belonging to consultants who used CollegePlannerPro from 2015 to 2017 were freely available to anyone on servers used by the software company. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Some Colleges Share Lists of Early-Decision Admits. Now the Justice Department Is Investigating. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Some-Colleges-Share-Lists-of/243067 2018-04-08T18:50:00-04:00 The department wants to determine if the exchange of information violates antitrust laws. By Eric Hoover ‘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