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"More than 1,000 high school students in Ohio whose ACT college-entrance exams were invalidated by the tests' provider will receive their scores after all.
ACT said Friday the tests will be scored and released and "deeply regrets" any inconvenience caused by the situation.
The state Department of Education had urged ACT to reconsider its earlier decision to invalidate incorrect test versions that ACT sent to 21 school districts that did testing April 19. ACT refused to score those versions, saying students could retake the test free in later national testing.
Some students would have missed college application deadlines because the next national testing dates aren't until fall."
"When it comes to the cost of college, we may have reached the tipping point.
According to a recent report in The New York Times, several colleges contacted applicants they hadn’t heard from after the official May 1 deadline to accept an admissions offer to see if they wouldn’t like to reconsider. Private schools, including Hampshire College in Massachusetts and Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, sent e-mails and texts to students after the point at which they were supposed to have put down a deposit.
According to the Times, “The messages all hinted at a particular question: Might a larger discount prompt you to come here after all?”
Colleges have been in the habit of negotiating for some time. They have acted a little bit like airlines where everyone seems to pay a slightly different price for the same product. Airlines don’t ask for your tax returns before determining what you’ll pay, but the system for determining who pays what is similarly oblique." ...
"... An example is Harvard University which earns $3 million in gross profits from rejected applications every year, and that is according to UCEazy. The data from the study also show that universities are able to make over $200 million in total from rejected applications because applicants are not prepared and unqualified ...
... Here are the five schools that earn the most from rejected applications.
1. University of California-Los Angeles: $5,369,840
2. University of California-Berkeley: $4,681,320
3. Stanford University: $3,632,130
4. University of California-San Diego: $3,608,290
5. University of Southern California: $3,419,440" ...