Associations Challenge Selectivity in College Admissions, Call for Simplified Policies

"Colleges with selective admissions should evaluate whether these practices are compatible with their goals of advancing historically underrepresented students in higher education, a new report urges," Higher Ed Dive reports. 

"The report also features recommendations for simplifying application and financial aid processes to benefit these students. It was released Wednesday by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

The suggestions for admissions work centers largely on Black students, while those concerning student financial aid can help broader contingents of underserved students. The focus on Black students does not intend to minimize the experiences of other vulnerable populations, the report says, but stems from 'the need for a historical reckoning related to the treatment of Black Americans that reached a crescendo in 2020.'"

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Publication Date: 1/19/2022

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