PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Admissions & Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/section/Admissions-Student-Aid/20/ 2017-12-16T06:14:37-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 part of the federal-aid process, 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 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