College Admission Trifecta Hopes to Build Back Better

"It has been quite a week in college admission. On Monday we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to Affirmative Action and the use of race-conscious admission practices. On Tuesday the College Board declared their plans to take the SAT online, along with a series of other changes. A quick web search will yield more articles and opinions on those issues than one might have the time to unpack," Forbes reports. 

..."Last week the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released a new report 'Toward a New Equitable Future for Postsecondary Access'. NACAC CEO, Angel Pérez, explains that the report calls for a 'fundamental redesign of the entire admissions process,' adding, 'the current system was not built for the students entering our university doors today. In fact, some of those systems were built to do exactly the opposite–exclude.' Pérez emphasizes that this is a pivotal moment in the field of admission. He says, 'a global pandemic, racial reckoning, the decline of standardized testing, and a potential ruling by the Supreme Court reinforces the notion that it’s time to redesign the system for today’s students.' Regardless of the Supreme Court ruling, Pérez reassures that the admission profession will continue to 'serve students of all backgrounds and stand up for the principles of equity and justice' and that NACAC and its partners will be at the 'forefront of forthcoming changes and is committed to evolving the college admissions profession.'"

NASFAA's "Notable Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Articles included under the notable headlines section are not written by NASFAA, but rather by external sources. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 1/27/2022

View Desktop Version