So Long, for Now: A Former Admissions Officer Looks Back

How one black alumnus of a majority white university tried to paint a positive but realistic picture for prospective students.


The People Who Deliver Your Students

How the ever-escalating competition for applicants, revenue, and prestige affects the front line.


Admissions & Student Aid

A New Financial-Aid Timeline Could Reshape Admissions. Here’s How Colleges Are Preparing.

Some institutions have pushed to send admitted students earlier notifications of their aid — even if that means setting tuition earlier. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach.


A Wider Lens on the ‘Match’ Between Students and Colleges

Many people worry that high-achieving, low-income students too often don’t attend top colleges. A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions.


The Patterns Behind Summer Melt, and What Colleges Are Doing to Stop It

A college student noticed a gap in the research on people who plan to attend college but don’t matriculate. So she set out to fill it.