Latest College admissions News

Top colleges see record application numbers amid pandemic

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Highly competitive colleges including Yale, Brown and Penn are sending out acceptance notices this week to a much smaller percentage of admission seekers than usual after sorting through record-breaking numbers of applications. The surge in interest in Ivy League colleges...

Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

Apr. 03, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is under home confinement following his imprisonment for his role in a college admissions bribery scheme, according to a person familiar with the matter. Giannulli, 57,...

Ex-UCLA coach gets 8 months in prison for admissions scam

Mar. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of California, Los Angeles men's soccer coach was sentenced to eight months behind bars Friday for pocketing $200,000 in bribes to help applicants get into the school as bogus athletic recruits. Jorge Salcedo told the judge that he...

New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal

Mar. 18, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences,...

Pair accused in visa fraud, college admissions scheme

Mar. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second of two defendants accused of using bogus transcripts and ghostwritten essays to help foreigners gain admission to U.S. colleges, allowing the applicants to fraudulently obtain student visas, has surrendered to federal authorities, prosecutors said. ...

Florida proposal would target foreign corporate espionage

Mar. 04, 2021 09:18 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said China’s theft of intellectual property is among the nation’s most pervasive threats as he outlined proposed legislation Monday to limit its influence in Florida. The proposal would require...

University of Tennessee to name dorms for Black trailblazers

Feb. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is naming residence halls after two Black trailblazers. A university news release says the buildings will honor Theotis Robinson and Rita Sanders Geier. Robinson is a Knoxville...

New lawsuit revives discrimination allegation against Yale

Feb. 25, 2021 15:31 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An organization that alleges Yale University discriminates against Asian-American and white applicants filed a federal lawsuit against the school on Thursday. The complaint filed by Students for Fair Admissions alleges Yale improperly uses race...

Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

Feb. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in college admissions nationwide. With an expanded 6-3 conservative majority since the last time the court heard an...

Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

Feb. 22, 2021 09:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent parents to prison. ...