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Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse

Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse

A sailing coach pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the cheating and bribery scheme. A rowing coach was fired, but the university won’t say why.
Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse

Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse

A sailing coach pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the cheating and bribery scheme. A rowing coach was fired, but the university won’t say why.
Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails

Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails

Opposition from Asian lawmakers and a billionaire’s lobbying push helped block Bill de Blasio’s plan to desegregate New York’s specialized schools.
College Essays Should Be Personal. For School-Shooting Survivors, the Question Is How Personal.

College Essays Should Be Personal. For School-Shooting Survivors, the Question Is How Personal.

A generation of American students has become tragically familiar with mass shootings. Many of them describe the life-changing experiences in their college applications.
Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom

Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom

Sometimes sin is an opportunity for redemption.
Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard

Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard

The student, Kyle Kashuv, a recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had repeatedly used racial slurs in a written chat with classmates when he was 16.
Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard

Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard

The student, Kyle Kashuv, a recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had repeatedly used racial slurs in a written chat with classmates when he was 16.

‘Kids Need a Good Start’: Readers Debate Admissions at Elite N.Y.C. Schools

The drop in black and Hispanic student admissions to New York’s specialized high schools led to an impassioned discussion among readers with personal experiences at them.

An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools

When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.

F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications.

F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications.
Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

The College Board has developed a new tool for admissions officers that gives applicants a score meant to reflect their socioeconomic backgrounds.
Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

The College Board has developed a new tool for admissions officers that gives applicants a score meant to reflect their socioeconomic backgrounds.
SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

Scoring patterns on the SAT suggesting that the test puts certain racial and economic groups at a disadvantage have become a concern for colleges.
SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

Scoring patterns on the SAT suggesting that the test puts certain racial and economic groups at a disadvantage have become a concern for colleges.
His Father Paid $400,000 to Get Him Into Georgetown. Now He’s Suing the School.

His Father Paid $400,000 to Get Him Into Georgetown. Now He’s Suing the School.

Stephen Semprevivo has pleaded guilty in the college admissions case.