Latest College admissions News

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 07:01 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...

Harvard drops standardized test requirement through 2026

Dec. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EST

Students will be able to apply to Harvard University without submitting SAT or ACT scores for at least the next four years, the Ivy League school announced Thursday, extending a policy many colleges have adopted during the pandemic and that a growing number are keeping for years to come. ...

Liquor distribution exec sentenced to prison in college scam

Dec. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive of a California liquor distribution company who authorities say paid $500,000 to get her son into college as a bogus athletic recruit was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment on Thursday. Marci Palatella, 66,of Hillsborough, California, was...

University of Kansas to allow admissions without ACT tests

Dec. 16, 2021 10:24 AM EST

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved new admissions standards that create a path for students to attend the University of Kansas without taking the ACT or SAT standardized tests. The board unanimously voted to allow admission of students with a 3.25 or higher high school...

UW regents extend ACT, SAT exemptions for 2 more years

Dec. 10, 2021 11:09 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials voted Friday to let freshman applicants forego sending in their ACT and SAT test scores for another two years. Historically incoming freshmen had to include their scores on their applications but the system suspended...