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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 9-13

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

College Admissions NewsMore Colleges Announce Regular Decision Release Dates, Yale to Offer New Online Degree

It’s Friday the 13th but hopefully there won’t be bad luck for students who are finding out their admission decisions today and this weekend! Some of the country’s most selective colleges will kick off the regular decision releases this weekend, with most students hearing back from their top-choice colleges between now and March 31.
 
In this hectic time, it can be hard to keep track of what’s going on outside of acceptances and rejections. At IvyWise we aim to make this easier by bringing you the latest higher education and college admissions news every Friday.
 
Here are some of the top stories in admissions and higher ed from this past week:
  1. University of Chicago will be releasing regular admissions decisions this afternoon, with MIT releasing tomorrow. This week additional colleges announced regular decision release dates for the Class of 2019. Find out which schools are releasing when.
  2. Before decisions come out, makes sure you’re prepared for all possible outcomes. Here’s what students need to know if they’re accepted, rejected, or waitlisted.
  3. Yale University announced this week it will offer its first online degree – a master’s for physician’s assistants.
  4. The fallout from the closing of Sweet Briar College has left current and already accepted students feeling lost and confused. One early decision student chronicled her thoughts in the Washington Post.
  5. Students upset that Yale University is lagging behind other Ivy League schools in computer science education started a petition in an effort to urge the school to provide more funding and professors to the program.
  6. A new bill will allow veterans to pay in-state tuition at any public university regardless of their residency. The new law will take effect in July of this year.
  7. A Chicago-area student gained Internet fame this week after her fake Harvard rejection letter, written for a satirical magazine, went viral online – prompting the Harvard student newspaper to pen a light-hearted response.
  8. A UK 10-year-old has made headlines this week for being the country’s youngest undergraduate student. She’s a math prodigy who enrolled at the Open University in January and is already acing her classes.
  9. DON’T FORGET: Today is the regular registration deadline for the April ACT. If you plan to take it be sure to register today to avoid a late fee.
  10. Which cities will be hiring the most this year? Find out here.
Is your top-choice college releasing admission decisions soon? How are you preparing? Tell us in the comments below!
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