This week, ACT released big accommodations news, the University of California announced new enrollment numbers, Georgetown released a report on Asian Americans and highly selective admissions, and chatter resumed around the future of legacy admissions.
ACT announced it will automatically approve accommodations provided on students’ IEPs and 504 plans, dramatically streamlining the process to request accommodations (and alleviating a lot of anxiety!).
The University of California released new numbers this week showcasing a more diverse incoming freshman class. The changes are attributed in large part to the elimination of standardized tests from UC’s admissions process last year.
A new report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce indicates that there is a lack of “strong evidence” to support that highly selective colleges discriminate against Asian American applicants. The report found that the percentage of Asian American and Pacific Islander students is “in line with their growing share of the four-year college-going population.”
The state of Colorado made news recently when it formally banned the use of legacy admission at its public universities. Support for legacy bans is growing, and a group of current students and alumni from the nation’s most selective colleges are launching a campaign to discourage alumni from making financial donations until their schools abandon legacy admission.