Student Life Cycle Management

SAT, ACT No Longer Required For Admission To 800 U.S. Colleges And Universities

A growing number of colleges are stepping away from the standardized exams traditionally required of admissions applicants. More than 800 colleges and universities across the country no longer mandate score submissions from SAT or ACT college admissions exams, according to the latest survey by the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, otherwise known as FairTest and a longtime critic of the SAT.

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Peers Make College A Reality For Low-Income Students

Each year, College Summit assembles a group of incoming high school seniors for mentor training.

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U Of North Alabama Pushing For Strategic Enrollment Growth

Faced with flat enrollment numbers and diminished public funding, the University of North Alabama will increase next year its focus on growing student enrollment.

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Starting and Growing Your Entrepreneurship Program

Bernard (Bill) Zannini, MBA, discusses how Northern Essex Community College, which serves more than 7,000 students at its campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass, built its entrepreneurship program after its community lost its manufacturing base, jobs dwindled, and unemployment soared.

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Admissions Director Holds Key To U of Washington's Door

The head of admissions at the University of Washington for nearly 10 years, Philip Ballinger is widely respected nationally and locally for his experience and thoughtful approach.

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One and Done

While community colleges are supposed to be two-year institutions, many students take longer than that to graduate. Some four-year institutions, meanwhile, allow ambitious students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Pima Community College (Ariz.) has come up with a new twist to the accelerated degree trend, giving East Campus students enrolling in the Sprint Schedule pilot program the chance to be done in just one. 

Voters Say Yes to Proposition 30

Higher ed ballot initiatives shown support

While voters across the nation were glued to their screens on election night counting electoral votes, the higher education community was holding its collective breath awaiting the answers on a number of important ballot initiatives, proving this year’s election was truly about more than blue and red for higher ed.

Ferris State: Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action Meant Fewer Tools To Attract Minorities

Ferris State University says a constitutional amendment – struck down Thursday, Nov. 15 by a federal appellate court – banning affirmative action in college admissions gave administrators fewer tools to build a diverse student body.

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Westminster Students Use Silence To Gain Voice

A small group of students at Westminster said they wanted administration to know they have power, and they have a voice.

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