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American U admissions director: The smaller parts of apps matter

“We don’t want to read an essay from an essay coach,” says Jesse Tomczak, an admissions director at American U. Before AU, he was the admissions director at Johns Hopkins and Rice. Also in our convo with Jesse: drastic changes in admissions, the biggest surprise of his career, the truth behind how colleges determine fit, and the applicants that stood out to him.

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Four colleges drop SAT and ACT requirements from admission

  • A college student committed suicide and the courts found the college responsible. What happened?
  • Four more colleges just removed test scores from admission requirements. What are they saying about SATs and ACTs now?
  • College kids’ use of this drug is at the highest level seen in almost 40 years. Which one is it and why?