Latest College admissions News

Prosecutors: Ex-official to plead guilty in admissions case

Apr. 1, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former University of Southern California admissions worker who offered to get unqualified students from China into the school agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to wire fraud, prosecutors said. Hiu Kit David Chong, 36, of Arcadia was an assistant director in USC's Office of Graduate...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez arrive at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016. They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Mother sentenced to 7 months in college admissions scam

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. In an unusual hearing held via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Coronavirus upends high school seniors' college decisions

Mar. 31, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has made the nerve-wracking experience of picking a college all the more difficult for Illinois’ high school students as campus visits are canceled and admission deadlines get pushed back amid the school shutdown over COVID-19 concerns. Colleges typically...

UNC system changes admissions requirements due to outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina System is changing its admissions requirements for the incoming freshman class because SAT and ACT tests have been halted by the coronovirus outbreak, officials announced Monday. Under the changes, each of the 17 schools in the system can now choose...

Applications open for student member of higher ed panel

Mar. 30, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is seeking applicants for a college student to serve on the panel. The student member will be appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb and serve on the commission from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. The student member will be a full voting member...

Harvard accepts 4.9% of applicants for class of 2024

Mar. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has accepted 1,980 students out of more than 40,000 applicants for next fall's undergraduate freshman class. The school announced Thursday that it accepted students from every U.S. state and 92 nations. Dean of Admissions William Fitzsimmons said the class will...

College bribery scandal figure freed early over virus fear

Mar. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California winemaker who was convicted in the college admissions bribery scandal has been released early from federal prison because of concerns over the coronavirus. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 54, was freed on March 17, two weeks before the end of his five-month prison term, after U.S....

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston.

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed

Mar. 25, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct. ...

Davidson named Alaska Pacific University president

Mar. 24, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson has been named president of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. The university announced the appointment Tuesday. Davidson will succeed Bob Onders in the role on April 25. She will be the first woman to serve as the institution's president, the...

Michigan to drop mental health questions for new lawyers

Mar. 19, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Questions about mental health treatment will be dropped from the application to become a lawyer in Michigan. Instead, applicants to the Michigan State Bar will be asked if they've had any “conduct or behavior” in the previous five years that might affect their ability to...