Week of March 26 2012: College Headlines

March 29, 2012

Top College Application Stories in the News this Week

The Fate of Diversity in College Is Being Tested
Huffington Post (blog)
By Andrea Gutierrez The University of Texas at Austin has always been at the forefront of the battle to use race as a college admissions criteria, and this year is no different. UT Austin’s admission policies and the decision made in Gutter v.
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Common App 4.0 – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/…/commonapp4-0.html
Jan 19, 2012 – The all-purpose form is getting a digital makeover. For students, that could mean no more cut off wor …

SAT’s Student Photo Database Draws Comparisons to Facebook Profiles
New York Times (blog)
If upheld, the principle would help college applicants keep a clean public image, especially if college admissions officers ever investigate students’ photos online (they rarely do, says one admissions official). Only 8 percent of higher education
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Medical College Admission Test will expand its scope
USA TODAY
The updated Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) — approved last month and set to launch in 2015 — incorporates behavioral and social science concepts in addition to its traditional natural-science focus. By broadening the exam, the Association of
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Tips for maximizing your college admissions visits
Washington Post (blog)
By Jenna Johnson It’s that time of year again, when high school juniors and seniors hit the road for a marathon tour of college after college after college. I wrote an article for the Post’s Travel section this weekend and listed off some tips for
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