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‘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.
Chinese Family Reportedly Paid $6.5 Million for Spot at Stanford

Chinese Family Reportedly Paid $6.5 Million for Spot at Stanford

The family of a student admitted to Stanford University reportedly paid $6.5 million to try to secure her spot there.
Chinese Family Reportedly Paid $6.5 Million for Spot at Stanford

Chinese Family Reportedly Paid $6.5 Million for Spot at Stanford

The family of a student admitted to Stanford University reportedly paid $6.5 million to try to secure her spot there.
L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

Prospective students and parents tour the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

Prospective students and parents tour the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

Prospective students and parents tour the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.