Latest College admissions News

Ole Miss honors James Meredith 60 years after integration

Oct. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is paying tribute to 89-year-old James Meredith 60 years after white protesters erupted into violence as he became the first Black student to enroll in what was then a bastion of Deep South segregation. As it has done on other...

Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Oct. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday, hearing arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Already the court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people....

Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

Oct. 01, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution's legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin a new term that could push American law to the right on issues of race, voting and the environment. Following June's momentous...

New UW student enrollment numbers highest since 2018

Sep. 22, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state. System officials released preliminary estimates Thursday that show 26,442 first-year students, including freshmen...

Ex-USC water polo coach gets new admissions scam trial

Sep. 15, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former decorated University of Southern California water polo coach convicted in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani found that some evidence introduced by the...

Notre Dame of Maryland to go coeducational next year

Sep. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University, the nation's first Catholic college to award a four-year degree to women, announced Tuesday that it will admit men to its traditional undergraduate program starting next fall. The board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to...

Kentucky Ed Department seeks Senate Youth applicants

Sep. 06, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education will oversee selection of two high school students from the state to serve as delegates to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Students from around the U.S. chosen for the merit-based program will study the federal government...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...

Ex-school director gets home detention in college scam

Aug. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former director of private California school was sentenced Tuesday to three months of home confinement for his role in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme. Igor Dvorskiy, who was director of West Hollywood College Preparatory School, was ordered to...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...