There’s a pattern to the way the media, as a whole, covers college admissions. A typical year of coverage for most—that’s most—media outlets goes something like this:


Mid-September—The US News rankings come out, and everyone clamors over the top-ranked college. It’s typically the same top-ran...

Questions About Admissions

The Common App essay prompts will remain the same for 2021-2022 with one exception. We will retire the seldom used option about solving a problem and replace it with the following:

Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has thi...

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the ways many teachers deliver instruction and many students learn. Since widespread disruptions began in March of 2020, the AP and higher education communities have guided the creation of options for supporting teachers and students.

We’ve made deci...

Several concerning enrollment trends are holding strong as the latest, and more comprehensive, 
data show. 
Experts and advocates are particularly worried about community colleges. 
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has bad news. Again.

Its latest fall 2020 enrollment re...