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University of North Carolina System Eliminates DEI Policy

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The University of North Carolina (UNC) System's Board of Governors voted to remove a policy that required schools to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The University of North Carolina (UNC) System's Board of Governors has officially repealed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies from all 17 institutions.

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Standardized Testing Policies: A Shifting Landscape

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While many universities have announced post-pandemic admissions policies that re-instate mandatory standardized test scores, there is still no consensus. Test-optional? Test-flexible? Test-blind? Test-neutral? Test-recommended? Test-aware? SAT Tutoring Expert one-on-one guidance to boost your score. We have that for you, too!

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Making Sense of Colleges’ Changing Test Policies

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The terms themselves are confusing, and recent shifts in colleges’ policies are even more so. One of the most prominent arguments in favor of test-optional policies is that they help level the admissions playing field for underrepresented minority, first-generation, and low-income students. Test-optional. Test-flexible.

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29 Best Colleges for Public Policy – 2024

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An interdisciplinary field of study, the public policy major combines the fields of sociology, political science, and economics to provide undergrads with a bird’s-eye view of how governmental policies are crafted and how they impact the world.

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International Education Policy influence student interests

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International Education Policy Shifts Drive Decline in UK, Canada, Australia Student Interest Recent shifts in international education policy are reshaping student preferences, with reports suggesting a decline in interest for studying in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

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Yale Adopts ‘Test-Flexible’ Policy

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Details on Yale's New Policy Starting in fall 2025, Yale will require test scores but will allow students to submit Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores in lieu of the SAT or ACT. Like Dartmouth College , Yale determined that, contrary to popularly held beliefs, such a policy can actually bolster diversity.

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Feds Investigating Penn’s Legacy Admissions Policies

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The Education Department is determining if Penn's policies violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Both complaints levied against the Ivy League schools claim legacy admissions policies constitute racial discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A similar complaint was brought against Harvard last year.