This week, Wharton’s incoming MBA class breaks a barrier, some schools move to give students more time to declare a major, signs emerge of a Big 12 shake-up, college tours and campus masking policies get an update, and the Common Application goes live!
Are those shards we see? For the first time ever, the incoming Wharton MBA class is more than half female.
A new report highlights the different ways some colleges, both large and small, are offering academic programming to provide students with more time and experiences before requiring them to declare their major.
In athletic news this week, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin officially notified the Big 12 Conference that they would not be renewing their media contracts when they expire in 2025. This move signifies their likely departure from the Big 12 to the SEC.
The pandemic has changed the way many colleges offer tours to prospective students and their families. Tours are offered more frequently, capped at smaller sizes, and some spend less time indoors. Many colleges see these as positive changes and are hoping the surging Delta variant doesn’t limit visitors to campus…again.
Speaking of the Delta variant, some colleges that eased masking policies for fall are now reconsidering. Dukeannounced that masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination status — except in the dorms.
And it may still be summer, but high school seniors…get ready! The Common Application for 2021-2022 goes live on Sunday, August 1st (don’t worry, existing accounts will roll over).