Nearly Half of Harvard's Freshman Class Admits to Cheating, More Problems With CA4
It may have been a short week with the Labor Day holiday, but the higher education news didn't take a break! If you're playing catch-up after the long weekend, we have the top college admissions and higher ed stories from this week right here.
Here are some of the biggest education and admissions stories from this week:
In a recent survey conducted by The Harvard Crimson, Harvard's student-run newspaper, 42% of the school's freshmen admitted to cheating on homework, and 10% said they had cheated on tests.
Think you've gotten out of writing an essay or two because a college is missing a Common Application supplement? Think again. Technical issues have caused users to experience essays disappearing then reappearing, but some schools are also only revealing supplements after applicants have answered certain school-specific questions.
The popular New York Times college admissions blog The Choice may be gone, but its online resources are still available. Here's a nifty guide put together by the blog's former editor.
Here's your College Planning Checklist for September.
Looking for more college admissions help? Our September newsletter went out this week! Check out Dr. Kat's Schools for Co-Op Programs and Career Services, The Truth About Recommendation Letters, and a guest post from Beverly Hills Manners CEO about college interview etiquette.
What do you think of The Harvard Crimson's survey, especially after Harvard was rocked with a cheating scandal last year? Have you had any issues with the Common Application this admissions season? Do you think it's ok for schools to hold back supplements until certain application questions have been answered? Tell us in the comments below!