Latest College admissions News

Breeze eases plan to rely on students as flight attendants

May. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Breeze Airways, a start-up carrier that hopes to begin flying this spring, is giving up on a plan to hire only college students as flight attendants after the strategy failed to draw enough applicants. The airline founded by JetBlue creator David Neeleman posted a new...

Latin American student club transforms into advocacy group

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Yaslin Machuca Molina was a sophomore at Baltimore City College High School in 2014, she only knew five other Latino classmates. So she cofounded a club for students to learn about Latin American culture: hosting movie nights, having pinata-making lessons and holding...

West Virginia University extends policy on admission tests

Apr. 26, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended its relaxed requirement for test scores for students seeking admission as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The practice began last fall and continued this spring. It is currently in effect for fall 2021...

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...