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California Assembly Passes Legacy Ban Bill

California’s state assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a bill that would ban legacy preferences in admissions at public...
Students’ walk up a staircase with only their legs showing over the words “enrollment on the rise” on the stair risers.

Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam

Enrollment rose across regions and degree types this spring, with strong showings at community colleges. But there’s still a long road to post-pandemic recovery.

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Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’

After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

Georgia Public Colleges Reinstate Test Requirements

A slate of public colleges and universities in Georgia will begin requiring standardized test scores on applications again after the...
Runners sprint toward a finish line that says “FAFSA finish” as dollar bills rain behind them

A Last-Minute Sprint to the FAFSA Finish Line

The U.S. Education Department is doling out $50 million to help students complete the troubled federal aid form. Access advocates say it’s not too late to make an impact—but time is of the essence.

A photo of the book cover for “Lifting the Veil on Enrollment Management” and its author

‘Pulling Back the Veil’ on Enrollment Management

Stephen Burd’s new book blames much of higher ed’s current woes on the multi-million dollar industry. He spoke with IHE about how admissions became a numbers game and why poor students are worse off for it.

A standardized test answer sheet, with some bubbles filled in, and a pencil and eraser placed on top.

It’s Not (Really) About Diversity

If diversity is the goal, reinstating standardized tests is not the way, Aaron M. Pallas and Alex Chin write.

A student sits at her kitchen table with bills and a calculator, laptop open in front of her

Success Program Launch: Demystifying Financial Aid With Personalized Outreach

Staff at Paul Smith’s College create individualized videos for each admitted student to break down their aid offering and what it means, decreasing barriers to access.