Post-scandal: Here’s how colleges fact-check apps

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:

  • How are universities fact-checking college apps after this latest scandal?
  • Here’s how wealthy families are preparing their kids for SATs and ACTs. Hint: It involves vacations.
  • An author gives college freshman some practical advice. What are the highlights?

August 2, 2019 — They’re not really.
According to a WSJ inquiry of 40 colleges and universities, most institutions train readers to spot inconsistencies like excellent test scores but subpar grades. ...

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