This week, we learned that undergraduate enrollment dropped nationwide, a university decided to reverse course regarding reimbursement of tuition to Covid violators, and an Ivy League university has gone “score-free” for some of its programs.
According to preliminary data on fall enrollment from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, undergraduate enrollments are down by 2.5 percent compared to last fall, with the biggest losses at community colleges.
Northeastern University has decided to give the 11 students who were dismissed from the university for violating the school’s public health rules $27,760 of their fall semester expenses credited to their spring semester at the university. Previously, the university had stated the students wouldn’t be eligible for a refund or credit of any of their tuition funds. Meanwhile, further north, Middlebury College bars 22 students from campus after Covid violations.
A Chronicle of Higher Education article found that RA’s are being pushed to the limit with all of the new rules relating to Covid on campus. Many RA’s are quitting. But in some positive Covid news, these schools seem to be winning the fight against Covid.
The Pac-12 decided to get back in the game — literally — with a condensed season of seven games starting November 6th.
Cornell University announced that four of its undergraduate colleges will be “score-free” for the upcoming application cycle. And by score-free they mean test-blind. Meanwhile, the ACT canceled another test administration and received lots of backlash for their poor communication.
A state report found that the UC System unfairly admitted 64 students over the past six years due to family connections.
Last week, we shared the U.S. News and World Report’s Annual Ranking of Colleges and Universities had been published — and a week later criticism of the report has surfaced.