DePaul Goes Test-Optional

depaul-logoDePaul University in Chicago became the largest private non-profit university to go test-optional when it announced that applicants for the 2012 freshman class will no longer be required to ...

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A Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at the College Admissions Process

College applications are in, but decision letters are still weeks away. It’s reading season at colleges and universities across the country, as admissions offices sift through stacks of ...

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Think Twice Before Buying a College Admissions Essay

With the college admissions race getting ever more competitive, Internet sites that sell ready-made application essays are doing a brisk business. For $15 a pop, or $7.50 for bulk orders, ...

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Student Urges Others to ACT Out Against SAT

allie kauffmanA few months ago, we introduced you to Sylvie Baldwin, a high school senior who worked with Lawrence University to produce a video explaining why she would only be applying to test-optional ...

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The Case for Change in College Admissions

This month marks two years since we started the conversation about the college admissions process by hosting the Rethinking Admissions conference at Wake Forest.  Since then, we have continued ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.