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Does test-optional admissions achieve its goals?

In 2020, Macalester, alongside hundreds of other U.S. colleges, announced that it would no longer require standardized tests in college applications. Though this happened during pandemic shutdowns, Macalester was one of many higher education institutions that made this change a permanent one.  More recently, however, a smaller counter-reaction has unfolded. Last week, both Harvard and…

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– Applicants in Limbo Due to Delays and Issues with Federal Student Aid Application

CHICAGO (CBS)— The U.S. House Higher Education Committee convened hearings on Capitol Hill to address the issues surrounding the recent [ppp1] rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals who successfully complete the FAFSA process become eligible for various forms of federal student assistance, including grants, work-study opportunities, and loans. Despite the …

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