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Why Indian American spelling bee success is more than just an...

Pawan Dhingra, Amherst College Over the past 20 years, Indian Americans have come to dominate the Scripps National Spelling Bee even though they comprise only...

Simply scrapping the SAT won’t make colleges more diverse

Guadalupe I. Lozano, University of Arizona When the University of California decided in early 2020 to stop using the ACT and SAT in admissions by...

5 ways that the coronavirus will change college admissions this fall

Robert Massa, University of Southern California Editor’s note: The new coronavirus is spreading across the United States just as many high school seniors were applying...

The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a...

Leigh Patel, University of Pittsburgh The College Board recently revealed a new “adversity score” that it plans to use as part of the SAT in...

Why rich parents are more likely to be unethical

David M. Mayer, University of Michigan Federal attorneys have arrested 50 people in a college admission scam that allowed wealthy parents to buy their kids’...

Why meritocracy is a myth in college admissions

Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California; Jerome A Lucido, University of Southern California, and Julie Renee Posselt, University of Southern California The most damaging myth...

Test prep is a rite of passage for many Asian-Americans

Julie J. Park, University of Maryland When ACT released its latest test scores this past October, the results showed that average scores took a dip...

Black student activists face penalty in college admissions

Ted Thornhill, Florida Gulf Coast University Back when I taught at a predominantly white, selective liberal arts college, I came across a book called “Acting...

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