Extended app deadlines at top colleges. Why?

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • Are colleges overspending and what’s the future financial outlook?
  • Between community college transfers and straight-from-high school admits, which group of students fare better at a selective, top college?
  • What’s the reason behind so many elite colleges extending their application deadlines this year?

Jan. 31, 2019 -- Last year, college endowments growth slowed from 12% in 2017 to just 8% in 2018.
Why? The stock market decline is largely at fault.
Biggest concern: Colleges are spending endowment ...

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