How COVID-19 could disrupt college admissions

Apr 15, 2020
The pandemic is changing the way high school seniors choose their institution of higher learning.
University lecture halls may be empty, but the college admissions processes marches on.
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The Indian schools where failure isn't an option

May 20, 2019
Fierce competition for university spots has led to an increase in "cram schools."
Abhair (L) sits with fellow pupils at a cram school just outside Delhi.
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Will the college admissions scandal make the process more transparent?

Mar 14, 2019
Elite schools have their choice of applicants and reveal little about how those choices are made.
The media is seen outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse on March 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  Actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli are among 50 people charged in a college admission cheating scheme that involves bribery and fraud in attempts to get students recruited as athletes and help them cheat on exams.
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Wealthy families already have legal ways of gaming college admissions

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Mar 13, 2019
Let's not forget the options that don't carry jail sentences.
Parents allegedly spent up to $6.5 million dollars in bribes to help get their kids into top schools.
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Scandal sheds light on murky world of college admissions

Mar 12, 2019
Some are calling it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history. Federal prosecutors allege that more than 30 wealthy parents paid college coaches and test administrators to boost their kids’ chances of getting into elite schools. The scandal is…
Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer arrives at Boston Federal Court for an arraignment on March 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. John Vandemoer is among several charged in alleged college admissions scam.
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Applying to college amid the Harvard admissions lawsuit

Jan 10, 2019
High school students weigh in on admissions policies and race as the college application season comes to a close.
A prospective student enters the Harvard University Admissions Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Early decision college process faces DOJ scrutiny

Apr 16, 2018
Early admission can give students an edge and colleges some welcome certainty.
A   video  screenshot of Rylee Hickman, a high school senior in St. Petersburg, Florida, awaiting an early decision message from Cornell University.
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Students flock to historically black colleges where they feel welcome

Oct 24, 2017
Rising racial tension is one reason for the growth.
First-year student NaTavia Williams came to Morgan State from Colorado to study multimedia journalism.
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