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SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape

Jan. 25, 2022 08:18 AM EST

The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission. Test-takers will be allowed to use their own laptops or tablets but they'll...

EXPLAINER: Supreme Court takes up race in college admissions

Jan. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet. ...

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Jan. 24, 2022 20:39 PM EST

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming...

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to consideration of race in college admissions

Jan. 24, 2022 09:44 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to consideration of race in college admissions.

Dartmouth adds international students to need-blind policy

Jan. 15, 2022 11:20 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has begun including international students in its need-blind admissions policy. The new policy announced Wednesday makes Dartmouth one of six U.S. colleges that offer need-blind admissions to all undergraduate applicants while also meeting...

IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

Transcript gaps? Strong college application remains possible

Jan. 12, 2022 08:52 AM EST

Applying to college typically comes with some uncertainty, but this year’s applicants are tackling one additional question: What should you do when a pandemic has limited what goes into your college applications? Many extracurriculars, including sports and clubs, couldn’t go on...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Jan. 05, 2022 14:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 52, of Palo Alto,...

University begins taking applications for new president

Dec. 29, 2021 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has begun taking applications for its next president. Interested parties have until Feb. 11 to apply “for full consideration,” according to a presidential search timeline, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. ...

Free tuition now for some in-state students at ASU, NAU, UA

Dec. 19, 2021 09:30 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona high school students can now get free college tuition thanks to a new statewide scholarship program. The Arizona Promise Program will provide scholarships for eligible low-income students to fully cover their tuition and fees if they enroll at...