This Week in College

This Week in College

Mass Panic as Common App Crashes Common App crashes Monday, days before early decision deadlines as a result of the switch to a new format for 2013-2014. Some students turn to the Universal College Application instead.

Major For-Profit College Chain Systematically Deceived Students: Attorney General Corinthian Colleges Inc. allegedly took advantage of low-income students using false advertising like artificially high job placement rates according to California’s State Attorney General. Eighty-one-thousand students attend Corinthian Colleges nationwide. The Attorney General is seeking damages for including reimbursements for students who were deceived.

College Board President Gives Some Hints on SAT Changes College Board President admits that the essay allows students to write about non-factual information. He proposes to ameliorate this issue, that students complete an analytical document-based question instead.

Supreme Court Returns to Affirmative Action in Michigan Case The Supreme Court will decide whether or not it’s constitutional for a state to ban affirmative action through a referendum. Experts think justices will rule it’s constitutional.

College Admissions Officers Do Not Check Applicants Social Media Profiles Fewer than 1 in 3 admissions officers admits to checking applicants social media postings. Admissions officers say it’s unrealistic that they would be able to Google every applicant’s name.

False Information May Have Sabotaged Student’s College Admissions Prospects At one of the most elite, cutthroat high schools in the United States, one student sent false information to the schools a fellow student was applying to. Horace Mann officials are investigating.