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04/02/2024

Legacy Admissions Facing the Ax: Here Are All of the States Spearheading Bans " preferences from won’t completely fix fairness" https://ow.ly/YHqJ50R5lm0 New America

04/01/2024

9 Ways to Help Your Teen With the College Decision
Parents should give their the freedom to make their own decision, but provide support when needed. https://ow.ly/3pcL50R5lhJ USNews

03/28/2024

Universities Build ChatGPT-like Tools "As concerns mount over ethical & intellectual property of AI tools, colleges launch own chatbots"
https://ow.ly/3qAY50R2nH8 Inside Higher Ed

03/27/2024

Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement
As concerns mount about online misinformation, AI-created images and the ethics of the digital landscape, several institutions are requiring courses in digital media literacy. https://ow.ly/5zHu50R2mO7 Inside Higher Ed

03/26/2024

Waitlisted at Your Colleges? Here’s What to Do!
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03/20/2024

Reinstating Tests Is a Step Back for Access
The reasons elite colleges give for reinstating standardized tests don’t stand up to scrutiny " 2 claims: there is a correlation b/t test scores & college success & test-optional is a barrier to college access for underrepresented. Neither holds up...https://ow.ly/NLkV50QWYA5 Inside Higher Ed

03/19/2024

Our juniors liked the test/claimed that the more difficult part 2 is "really hard"
College Board declares launch of shorter, digital SAT a success
The new test implemented this month in the U.S.
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03/18/2024

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...Making Your Final College Decisions
The enrollment deadline for your college may have been extended due to FAFSA delay - check it out!
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Sick parents? Caring for siblings? Colleges experiment with asking applicants how home life affects them - The Hechinger Report 03/12/2024

Sick parents? Caring for siblings? Colleges experiment with asking applicants how home life affects them
"The Common App is trying to look beyond grades to other challenges facing - 12 colleges participated in an experiment"
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Sick parents? Caring for siblings? Colleges experiment with asking applicants how home life affects them - The Hechinger Report Many students cannot list extracurricular activities on their college applications because they spend their after-school time with family responsibilities or jobs.

03/11/2024

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03/09/2024

The SAT Enters the 21st Century
The College Board’s ubiquitous standardized test is now exclusively digital and significantly shorter. It’s a big change at a decisive moment for the testing industry. "Say goodbye to No. 2 pencils, portable sharpeners & pink erasers; students no longer need to worry about having legible handwriting or shading bubbles" Inside Higher Ed
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03/07/2024

What To Do While Waiting For Decisions
With decisions right around the corner, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious waiting game as decision time gets closer
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Nine AP Exams Go Fully Digital in May 2025 "Exams for 9 AP subjects will be digital. Paper exams cannot be ordered for these subjects, unless students they have approved accommodations"
Here’s are the AP subjects for digital administration. https://ow.ly/Sf1K50QJu17 AP Central

03/04/2024

‘There is Not Enough of Me To Go Around’: Schools Need More Counselors
"Funding shortfalls exacerbate the shortage. 48 states above recommended students to school counselor ratio of 250:1" https://ow.ly/nCSc50QISk3 NEA Today
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No emerging consensus on standardized test policies 03/01/2024

The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized "Colleges beginning to solidify post-pandemic testing policies. Conclusions on path forward are disparate & contradictory Harvard test-optional until 2026;Cornell for another year &Vanderbilt until 2027"

No emerging consensus on standardized test policies Colleges are beginning to solidify their post-pandemic testing policies. Conclusions on the best path forward have been disparate and, at times, contradictory.

Yale adopts "test-flexible" admissions policy 02/29/2024

Yale University is adopting what it calls a test-flexible policy on standardized exam requirements, in which applicants must submit test scores but can choose to replace the traditional SAT or ACT with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams. "potential to be a more open and inclusive option that allows us to embrace the changing dynamic of testing"

Yale adopts "test-flexible" admissions policy The university will require test scores but accept alternatives to the SAT and ACT. Officials hope it’s the right mix of rigor and flexibility for a post-pandemic era.

Duke stops assigning numeric values to essays, test scores 02/28/2024

Duke Stops Assigning Point Values to Essays, Test Scores
“Essays are very much part of our understanding of the applicant. We’re just no longer assuming that the essay is an accurate reflection of the student’s actual writing ability”

Duke stops assigning numeric values to essays, test scores Duke University is no longer assigning numerical ratings to applicants’ standardized test scores and essays, a university spokesperson confirmed in an email to Inside Higher Ed. The change was made earlier this year and has been in effect for the latest round of applications.

Cornell and Penn stop publishing deans' lists 02/27/2024

The End of the Dean’s List
Two Ivy League universities recently did away with certain age-old academic honors, arguing they cause unnecessary stress and competition. Inside Higher Ed Cornell University University of Pennsylvania

Cornell and Penn stop publishing deans' lists Two Ivy League universities recently did away with certain age-old academic honors, arguing they cause unnecessary stress and competition.

Penn is the first Ivy League to offer a degree in AI 02/21/2024

Students at the University of Pennsylvania can officially major in starting this upcoming fall. " BSE in AI will offer courses in machine learning, computing algorithms, data analytics, and advanced robotics. The program so far has 59 courses specializing in AI" https://ow.ly/beEu50QCair
Penn announced its new program in AI on Tuesday, and it's the first of the Ivys to do so. Business Insider

Penn is the first Ivy League to offer a degree in AI The new AI program at the University of Pennsylvania starts this fall and will offer courses in AI algorithms, programming, and advanced robotics.

02/20/2024

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Professors combine Taylor Swift and econ for "Swiftonomics" 02/15/2024

‘Swiftonomics’ Course Brings Taylor Craze to College Classrooms
The pop star’s impact on supply & demand, monopolies & cost efficiencies make her teaching material for economics courses. https://ow.ly/39cF50Qzlou Inside Higher Ed Taylorswift13

Professors combine Taylor Swift and econ for "Swiftonomics" The mega–pop star’s impact on supply and demand, monopolies, and cost efficiencies make her prime teaching material for economics courses.

02/14/2024

I applied to 23 colleges and wrote 50 essays. Here’s what I learned.
Find your voice, beat procrastination, and other lessons from my college application journey. "Strive to be yourself and find your authentic voice, Stay organized or waste hours of your time, Find ways to avoid procrastination & more: https://ow.ly/FSGJ50QzkYV Chalkbeat

02/13/2024

High School Cheating Increase From ChatGPT? Research Finds Not So Much Stanford researchers say the frequency of students cheating on assignments remained ‘surprisingly’ stagnant in fall 2023. "four things to know about the effects AI chatbot tools have had on high school cheating" https://ow.ly/zNhF50QzkIF the74

02/12/2024

Are you aiming for your dream college? It's not just about grades! Learn how your pursuits outside the classroom can tip the scales in your favor
Discover why vibrant extracurriculars could be your ticket to standing out
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